A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice.
Winnipeg star Patrik Laine, who plays and enjoys the game, suggested the Canucks needed a scapegoat.
"I think they just needed something to blame after last year," Laine said in an obvious shot at the Canucks' 31-40-11 record last season. "And we kind of made a deal if we're playing like that, we can give up our PlayStations so we're not going to take them on the road. But I don't think that's going to happen."