The NHL has started working on a phone case that could potentially replace the hockey stick as the NHL’s preferred way to handle mobile devices.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the league has been working on an “infantile” phone case for years, but the idea is to “move from a stick to a phone.”
While the NHL does not specify how long it has been in the mobile phone business, the Journal reported that the league is in talks with other leagues on the topic.
The NHL has been experimenting with a number of mobile phone cases, including the HTC One M8.
While the One M9 has been the most popular, the NHL has also experimented with different phones, like the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and the LG V20.
The NHL’s newest smartphone, the $150 Flip Phone, is currently available for preorder on Amazon.
While the Flip Phone is designed to work with Android smartphones, the company said it has already seen its customers use the phone for other applications like video streaming.
According the Wall Street Journal, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors will use the Flip phone to stream games, while the Los Angeles Lakers are already using it for games, and a number have already purchased it for their own use.
There is also talk that the NHL might consider adding an app to the phone case to allow users to log in to their accounts.
While there is no firm release date for the project, the Wall St Journal said the NHL is working on the concept with an eye toward a 2018 launch.
Accordingly, the new phone case would have to be “a very big, robust case” and “would have to make a lot of noise in the room.”