As if they hadn't learned enough from Ryan Miller prank calls during the Olympics, NBC in Chicago has fallen for a prank yet again.
As reported by Deadspin.com, Canucks Shane O'Brien and Kyle Wellwood were implicated in a satirical article posted by Hockey Independent where it is jokingly asserted that the two Canucks planned a Pizza crawl throughout Chicago and wound up punished as a result.
The website went as far as to display a fictitious facebook thread about the supposed event.
Anyone reading this with any common sense would obviously presume it is fictitious. Ken Hitchcock spends his days on Facebook? really? It's obviously a collection of the NHL's bad boys when it comes to coming to training camp overweight.
Regardless, MSNBC and NBC Chicago picked up the story and had it front and center.
To view the report from NBC cached via google, here is the link.
It might be a stretch to say that a report like this being posted as fact is outrageous, but as is the case with NBC, expect the unexpected!