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Being Dater

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

...Eighteen years later, I still get just a little thrill walking into a hotel room for the first time. There’s just something about doing that – on company business, on the company dime, in a place away from home – that makes you feel good. Then, you get to walk around in a brand new city, seeing all there is to see. And, technically, you’re getting paid for doing it. There’s a reason why I wanted to be a sports writer for a big-city newspaper.
My first road trip of the 2013-14 season started Monday in Toronto, and of course I got that same thrill again walking into my room at the Westin Harbour Castle, a day before the Avs were to face the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.

This was the start of a three-game road trip, through Toronto, Boston and Washington. I’ll try to paint a picture here of what happened on the trip, and what it’s like for the traveling newspaper beat writer of a team in 2013, and maybe contrast it a little bit from what it was like in 1995. Maybe it’ll give some of you out there, who want to do the same thing some day, some encouragement. Maybe it will disabuse the notion for others of you who were thinking about trying it.

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topshelf14's avatar

This article got me thinking quite a bit.  Not all glitz and glam when it comes to covering the sport you love.  I look at guys like George Malik who busts his ass on the daily and after reading a story like this makes me appreciate these guys a lot more.  Thanks for all you beat writers do, even if its for a garbage team like the Av’s!

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 10/15/13 at 09:20 AM ET

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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