McIndoe vs. Gentille: Two fans forced to watch each country’s most annoying 2021 NHL playoff commercials

McIndoe vs. Gentille: Two fans forced to watch each country’s most annoying 2021 NHL playoff commercials

Last year, roughly halfway through the NHL playoffs, I had what I thought was a good idea.

I was watching yet another night of hockey and muttering to myself about how Canadians always seem to have to sit through some combination of the same half-dozen or so commercials at every ad break. I was also vaguely aware that many Americans on my Twitter feed were complaining about a similar phenomenon. But their ads were different — I’d never seen them and they’d never seen any of mine.

Wouldn’t it be neat, I thought, to find an American hockey fan and set up a sort of international exchange program? I could have them watch the most annoying Canadian ads, they could send me the worst the U.S. had to offer, and we’d have fun reacting to them. So I reached out to Sean Gentille, he agreed to participate,

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