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07-11-2008, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
There is this common misconception about the NY media and the Rangers and that writers and reporters are overly critical of players. That's really not the case. There are only a handful of writers (Sam, Dellapina, Zip) who are really credible and the rest of the media more or less ignores the Rangers until they make it by the first round of the playoffs. If there is any criticism, it always falls amongst the guys earning the big contracts.
Yeah, if "magnifying glass" means "crappy article written in a crappy paper by crappy Larry Brooks", then sure, NY is tough on its hockey players.

In reality, the media is pretty ambivalent towards hockey. It's the fans in MSG that he ultimately needs to win over. Guys like Malik were under the microscope because of how fans treated them at the Garden, not because they were castigated in the papers. If we were talking about the Yankees, then yeah there might be a point. But...not so much

Also, isn't he actually Ukrainian?

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