While the NHL boasts a thrilling live experience, it has faced a continual dilemma with its television product: Hockey isn’t designed for the small screen. Advancements in technology, such as high definition, have helped, but issues persist. The puck is small and can be tough to follow. Substitutions are fluid and hard to track. Without a common understanding of the rules, the game action can be overwhelming. Now the puck is about to drop again, but in a world where the televised sports experience is the only one available to fans.