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Let’s Review The First Week Of The NHL

from Katie Baker of Grantland.com,

Ah, the glorious first week of a season, in which the most mediocre of teams can “be on pace” for unbeaten campaigns, third-line role players lead the league in any number of categories, and even the best goalies are one poorly timed stomach flop away from being labeled by loving fans as “absolute trash.” It’s been only a few days since the NHL dropped the puck, and I already feel like I’ve been watching hockey for months — probably because that’s how long the Bruins’ banner-raising ceremony dragged on.


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Primis's avatar

I actually read this before I came and saw this posted here.

I was a bit surprised that Simmons was going to allow a weekly NHL column on his site.  And Katie does an ok job, and obviously actually know of which she writes about, which sadly is better than many who write NHL articles.

However, this is the site that somehow managed to never once pen a column on the Lokomotiv tragedy and ignored it instead to prattle about the NFL, NBA, and rappers you’ve never heard of… so realize what you’re getting here before you get in folks.  I doubt Simmons would have even allowed a weekly column had the Bruins not run the table last year.  His attention span is fickle—just ask soccer fans.  Grantland is as a whole a good site if you like Randomness.  If you like sports… mayyybbee not so much.

On the bright side, the haiku at the end and what it references made it totally worth it for me (seriously click on the link in it, and then the link in the tweet.  Good times… this is exactly why hockey players need to be on Twitter).  However, honestly being a weekly column, if you read Puck Daddy (who does a similar column daily and has for years now) I doubt you’ll find anything new or interesting (save some jokes).

The one thing I adore about Grantland?  The sidebar for footnotes, which more and more writers there beyond Bill and Klosterman are actually starting to really use).  I wish every site had this.

We’ll see how Katie does…

Posted by Primis on 10/14/11 at 03:13 PM ET

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