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Negativity in the Hockey Media

03/25/2008 at 3:39pm EDT

From Craig Simpson at CBC:

For many in the media world, it is often easy to sit back and take shots at the game. After all, a negative perspective on the game is much easier to come up with than finding a positive slant and it seldom needs any creativity to produce.

People love to complain, and many relish in other people’s failures. Unfortunately, it is a part of human nature. I would much rather spend time and energy finding the good in people, and in this case, finding and talking about the good in our game.

I have to agree. And this reminds me of something (entirely unrelated to hockey) that a friend pointed out to me yesterday, about people who complain about everything:

It’s as old as communication itself. I’m sure that the moment man discovered fire, there was some guy nearby saying, “Too smoky. Can burn you. Lame.”

And that immediately reminded me of Al Strachan for some reason. Go figure.

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