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10-28-2012, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DJOpus View Post
But you are ignoring the feedback loop. Beat writers are usually homers because they spend more time with one group of players and management than anyone else and as a result start to share their point of views and values. Most national media is in that boat for the Leafs.

The Canucks generally don't leak anything and are almost always covered by regional media.

In regards to the CBC coverage in 2011 of the Canucks, their "niceness" had to do with the Canucks refusing to do interviews with them after the Burrows character assassination by Ron MacLean. It was an uneasy truce at best with some sucking up. Could you imagine CBC going after a Leafs player the way MacLean went after Burrows? Even Don Cherry was getting uncomfortable about it.
I don't agree at all. Why do we see so much Leaf criticism then?

TSN didn't even include a single Leaf in their top 96 players list.

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