Long story short, the "Worldwide Leader In Sports" has seemingly forgotten that there are four professional leagues in North America.
With that in mind, there might not be a bigger critic of ESPN's practices than Deadspin, who, among other things, keeps a weekly log of sports and athletes mentioned on the station's flagship "Sportscenter" program.
During the week of June 22-28, it just so happened that the Washington Capitals were the most-mentioned NHL franchise. They received 30 seconds of airtime.
That week was the week of the NHL Draft, where the Caps drafted 10 players and made a trade for Mike Ribeiro, so perhaps that was what pushed them to the top of the "leaderboard."
Meanwhile, Bryce Harper received 14 mentions on "Sportscenter." So there's that.
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