Thread: Alan Hahn
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03-11-2006, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by beach
The nerve of Hahn not focusing on just the positive.
Feel free to point out where I wrote Hahn must be positive? A little pride in covering our team and catering to the die-hard fans by treating it with some respect and quality information and a few features where we would get to know our team would suit me just fine regardless of whether it's good news or bad news. Michael Fornabaio rips the Sound Tigers when they struggle and print the problems with players, it's outstanding reporting.

Hahn reported Parrish only signed a one year contract in August because of Yashin when he was not signed at all, he never bothered correcting himself or pointing out his mistake to his readers. He never bothered reporting whether he asked Milbury (after the World Championships where both Kenny Jonsson and Mike Milbury were in Austria) if the gm had a comment on the annoucement of Kenny Jonsson signing in his home country even though fans here were looking for this information daily.

For all the money he had made off two books not once has he written how important this team is to this community and that it matters whether they stay, when the true 25th anniversary took place on 5/24/05 took place he went out of his way to tell us Newsday could not really be bothered looking back, several days later after Newsday received complaints was a respectable Sunday feature done with some pages from his book.

Is this the kind of work and respect of our club your condoning? Funny but as much as some hockey writers gossip or sensationalize they respect their markets/readers
whether the team is good or the news is positive or negative to make it seem like it is important to the fans of those teams.

Should our fans settle for any less?

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