In an effort to "reduce paper waste" the NHL has mandated that all teams stop the annual publication of media guides. The league will also end it's publication of the yearly record book.
The media guides will still be produced, but will only be distributed electronically in pdf form on the exclusive NHL media site, and in some cases, on each team's website.
This bums out the hardcore stats geeks and media guide collectors, but we'll have to live with the tree-saving mandate.
We'll cherish all 40 Penguins guides and hope that the trees that will be saved might find new life in the form of wooden hockey sticks. Remember those?
Ban the composite sticks for the sake of old time hockey!
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