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Goodbye General Fanager

10/18/2016 at 10:54am EDT

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

General Fanager quickly became the go-to resource for all financial aspects of the game, including player contracts, known no-trade or no-movement clauses, waiver and arbitration eligibility, historical earnings and even insider details such as specific performance bonus thresholds in player contracts.

GeneralFanager.com was rendered inactive with Monday’s news, leaving competitor CapFriendly.com as the top remaining salary cap reference point on the web.

Other online hockey contributors have been hired by NHL teams in recent years, including War-on-Ice.com co-creator Sam Ventura, who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup last season. Prominent analytics writer Eric Tulsky was hired by the Carolina Hurricanes as a hockey analyst after his work was popularized on BroadStreetHockey.com.

The NHL has declined to integrate salary data into their website, with commissioner Gary Bettman repeatedly saying there is not an “appetite” from fans for the information. The metrics and online buzz would beg to differ: teams used General Fanager as a reference in a sport where personnel moves are sometimes entirely dictated by dollars.

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