No Tyler, that's why hockey players and teams suck.
A reporter who wrote a no holds barred account of a hockey team would never write a story about that team again. Especially the 80s Oilers. I can't blame them for liking their careers more than some fictional standard of "journalistic integrity".
If it happens, it's going to be the same as Ball Four - an ex-player.
It sure isn't going to be Gretzky or Messier that does it though, nor likely anybody else that played in the HC game.