Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/31/06 at 08:37 AM ET
Sports blogging seems to carry with it a sense of courtesy that doesn’t exist in the mainstream media. If a story, or thought, originates somewhere; that writer is referenced. It’s natural and it happens every day at every blog. Mainstreamers? Not so much. Why? Credibility, cash and competition. Thousands of writers for papers, tv and radio all battling for the same leads, the same stories and, most importantly, the same type of name recognition that comes from that one story that can take them to the next level, or bring their employer the all-important advertising buck. For instance, if I were to post this and attribute it to Spector’s, you’d most likely give it some serious consideration. Two more sources confirmed that the Red Wings are seriously considering Hasek as their number 1, but one source believes the team may be doing so “out of frustration.” That source went on to say, “If Anson Carter does land in Toronto in the next day or so, the Wings will not be able to pick up the top 6 forward they need to feel comfortable moving a top 6 guy for Biron or Giguere.” But when I tell you that it actually came from the child-like imagination of Dwayne Klessel (aka Eklund), your natural—and correct—reaction is to laugh it off.more Discuss in the KKF or leave a comment...
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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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