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12-04-2012, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
Steve Burton?

I've now heard of somebody I've never heard of before and doubt that I ever would've.

Given the media proles intent for attaining name recognition this is win win. Dead right and you're a connected guru. Dead wrong and nobody remembers you until the next idiotic pronouncement. In anycase increasing one's name fame. Even with infamy.

The world of sports journalism. No expectations and virtually no credibility or solid reputation required. A job description where being a trolling jackass probably serves readership.

When in doubt, and without a story, just stir one.
FWIW, this guy first broke the Kessel having cancer and Tim Thomas taking a year off stories and is apparently a really respected reporter so i wouldn't dismiss him so easily.

I'm not terribly optimistic about his report but it makes you wonder why such a well respected guy would put his reputation on the line like that. Then again. Nobody cares about the NHL in the states so would anybody notice if he was wrong?

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