2012 NHL Draft: TSN Gives Minnesota Vancouver's Logo & Other Chyron Fails

The first round of the 2012 NHL Draft will go down for many things like Nail Yakupov being selected by the Edmonton Oilers as the first overall pick, their third consecutive #1 choice and the night the hosts Pittsburgh Penguins traded center Jordan Staal to Carolina for the eighth overall pick, Brian Dumoulin and Brandon Sutter. It's also the night that 13 defensemen were taken, including Minnesota selecting Mathew Dumba at #7 and 8 of the first ten picks, along with the Vancouver Canucks orca becoming the new Wild logo.

Wait what?

It happened according to the good folks at TSN. While no one truly knows what kind of mutant hybrid Nordy is, an orca whale has never come up in the many discussions on the subject. To make matters worse, it's a logo which is despised int he State of Hockey. Having the logo of a divisional rival is as close to being a F-U to the fans as you can get but it did happen.

Need a closer look?

TSN isn't new to having chyron errors with Minnesota, once calling Wild captain Mikko Koivu a defensemen, but the more it happens the more we wonder how Canada-centric the Hockey Leader in Canada is; even if Minnesota plays in a division (for now) with three Canadian teams.

The comedy of errors didn't end there because on a graphic showcasing the Wild prospect pool Johan Larsson was shown to be acquired by San Jose instead of Charlie Coyle. Both were drafted in 2010 and Larsson technically was a Washington draft pick received in the Eric Belanger trade but it had nothing to do with San Jose.

Don't worry TSN, there's always another game. And Rounds 2-7 begin tomorrow on NHL Network.


  1. I'll expect a 20-30 second apology at the top of tomorrow's broadcast.

  2. I wish I could get a job with TSN because you can be dead wrong and no one will correct you.