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Second Team to Toronto: Was That Even News?

Earlier today we linked to David Shoalts report in the Globe & Mail, which claimed numerous unnamed sources who suggested that a second NHL team in Toronto was not out of the question.  Later, we also linked a Toronto Star article which refuted the initial reports, with their own source claiming it was “nonsense.”

Now Damien Cox weighs in on The Spin with his thoughts:

Sometimes, another media outlet publishes or broadcasts a report that is clearly off-base and speculative at best, but is sensational. It causes lots of conversation and water cooler talk.

Is it our job to follow up on that story? To dispute it? To prove it right or wrong? To ignore it?

That’s what the issue was for me today when the Globe and Mail published a patently bogus story about NHL governors considering a second NHL team for Toronto.

For starters, there was no attribution to any of the main parts of the story.

Read the rest for Cox’s perspective on the story and its coverage.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
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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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