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04-20-2009, 05:27 AM
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The media are there 'cause there's enough people that read them, watch them and listen to them. How the hell is a radio station able to go from a generalist radio to an all sports radio? 'Cause there are people listening to it. How can this province have 3 freakin Sports show at night? 'Cause people are watching. So the real problem are the fans. Should we then stop to like our team so much? We should start blaming ourselves to be so crazy about that team and frankly, it maybe time we do so.
I only partially agree with you.
I agree that you can't forget that the media coverage of hockey is what it is because there's a huge audience, and a huge demand behind it. But at the same time, there's no need to blame the public for this.
I think that things are just the way they are. It won't change. The Canadiens have the good fortune of having a huge fanbase that will follow them no matter what. This is a huge asset for the team, just ask the franchises that are struggling to fill their buildings. The team is making lots of money because of this. They can also spend to the limit year in and year out. That's not something all franchises can do.
But of course, with this comes the negative side: the level of attention is huge, and yes, the media often go overboard.
You just need to deal with this. Every franchise has its drawbacks. For some, it's difficult to attract UFA's because their budget is tight, for others, it's because the city is not very sexy and not many players want to live there. In Montreal, the media controversies are not helping, but it's a reflexion of the fact that there is a huge fanbase, which is a positive for the franchise.
As was already said, some players will thrive under these conditions, some others won't. That's just the way it is.
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