Kinda have to give the NHL a pass here, no? Obviously Patrick Kane and Patrick Marleau are two very different players at two very different stages of their careers, but at least the league finally tried their hand at embracing the accomplishments of one of their star athletes. They inevitably had to fold because the execution was a bit off, but that's to be expected. After all, it was the first time they stopped paying attention to the logo on the front in order to commemorate the name on the back so it was almost a foregone conclusion that they would get the teams mixed up. I suppose that doesn't account for the fact that 'Kane' sounds nothing like 'Marleau', but - before you start critiquing - think about how many band-aids you went through when you first took your training wheels off. Can we let the league that just turned 100 years old crawl before we expect them to adequately run a Twitter account? Seriously, have the people chastising the NHL for doing nothing more than Googling "patrick hockey goal" to honor a historic personal achievement never heard of a learning curve? Jeez, cut 'em some slack. If memory serves then the NHL has always been quick to fix it's flaws in order to grow the sport so it's only a matter of time before they get the hang of properly marketing and promoting their talent when the league is at it's most marketable and talented!
See, look! Second time was the charm...
P.S. Congrats to Patrick Marleau. Only thing more impressive than scoring 500 goals in the NHL is somehow managing to do so quietly...