It's not just hockey that sucks either.
They're not sports, they're mega-corporations that deal more with image, profits, and marketing than skill.
The players have all become greedy, spoiled children because of the attitude as well.
Then when a team wins people flood out into the street in that city screaming "We did it!" as though the heat generated by their collective asses on the couch somehow catapulted the local team to victory.