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In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

Yesterday, 12:52 PM

Wow. The Voracek deal seems a bit crazy.


Standard contract in 2015 for a top FA forward entering his prime.

In Topic: Lou is New Toronto GM

Yesterday, 12:50 PM

That piece from Sheldon Souray sure didn't feel like it was from a professional ghost writer


That's why they are professional ghost writers.


that's exactly what I'm saying- I think TPT does itself a disservice by not holding up to journalistic standards but I guess they're entire angle is that they want the reader to feel like it's coming from the players themselves with no "middle man."


There's no breach of journalistic ethics in having it done this way. I didn't mean to imply that this is something that only the Players Tribune does, this is common for any piece written anywhere by anyone who isn't a writer. Believe me, you probably wouldn't enjoy a piece written by the hockey players themselves; it would most likely be very low quality writing. 

In Topic: Lou is New Toronto GM

30 July 2015 - 03:41 PM

Agreed, my only gripe is some of the stuff I've read on it was pretty obviously not written by the player themselves. Which is fine- if you have a legit writer using the players' words or cleaning it up just note it. Otherwise there's some really good stuff IMO.


Almost none of the athletes on there are writing any part of those articles. They tell a ghost writer their thoughts or what they want to say and the writer makes it into an article. 

In Topic: Zubrus to be bought out.

30 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

Thank you Zubrus for being a warrior as a Devil


 hopefully Matteau or Josefson can fill his role


Interesting choice for a user name there bud.

In Topic: Post here when someone from the 2014-15 Devils gets an NHL job

30 July 2015 - 03:38 PM

Well, we don't know that. Hey may be holding out until September for someone to give him $1.5-2.5 million, we don't know. For all we know, 10 teams could be in a bidding war for him under the $1 million threshold, in $50K increments and he's just waiting it out. Nerve-racking for him, yes, but it could work out for him, who knows...


But point is, we don't know anything.


Yeah...that's my point.

How is there little or no interest in Zidlicky?  I don't really see how his defensive abilities have declined much, but even if they have, he's still gifted offensively, and he played pretty damn well for Detroit in their first round loss to the eventual Cup runner-ups.


He's at the end of his career; he might not be willing to go to the places that have given him an offer.