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Edward Fraser, the managing editor of The Hockey News, was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule running the top hockey publication out there to give us his thoughts on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the season as a whole, as well as what the league can do to improve going forward.
PH: So, did the Stanley Cup Playoffs turn out as you expected them to? Why or why not?
EF: As a, whole I thought the playoffs were excellent. There was, as has been a trend recently, a drop-off of drama in the second and third rounds, but the quality of hockey was still high.
PH: In your opinion, did the Bruins “win the cup” or did the Canucks “lose the cup”? Why?
EF: A bit of a loaded question, but since the Canucks didn’t put the puck in their own net I’ll say the Bruins won. To be serious: Boston gets full marks for their victory. The focus in the Cup aftermath has been the Sedins and Kesler’s inability to score, but their lack of production was as much a product of Boston’s defense/goaltending as it was a cold streak by Vancouver’s big guns.
Back during the 2007-08 season, I was lucky enough to blog for TheHockeyNews.com as their Rangers’ blogger. Growing up, The Hockey News was my favorite hockey publication so it was an incredible honor and pleasure to blog for their media outlet.
Today, I’d like to introuduce you to the site’s managing editor Edward Fraser. Mr. Fraser was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to tell us baout how he got into hockey, how he got into working at The Hockey News, what he does at The Hockey News, the site’s future and of course, his thoughts on the current NHL playoff races.
PH: How did you get into hockey?
EF: Like every Canadian kid, I was born into the sport. I’ve been a fan as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of watching HNIC on Saturday nights.
PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player?
EF: I was a fan of the Leafs until they traded my favorite player, Gary Leeman, to the Flames (yes, Gary Leeman). It not only shook my faith in the team, but in the sport. It took several years for me to get back to being a hockey fan after that.
PH: At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to work in hockey?
EF: From a very young age. I originally wanted to be an athletic therapist with the intention of getting a job with my hometown London Knights.