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01-29-2013, 05:36 PM
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The team doesn't exactly hand out locker room passes to anyone who asks. In order to cover the team in any substantial way, you have to have access to the players (otherwise you're just a guy with an opinion) and that access is limited to team employees and a small number of official media outlets who are basically guests in the arena.
It's like this in almost every NHL city. The exceptions being places where the game is popular enough to spawn professional independent coverage.
The problem is that the people that get the press passes do nothing with them but ask fawning, basic questions that you'd expect from 12 year old girls who write Jeff Skinner fanfiction. Doesn't Canes Country have a press pass? At least they did in prior seasons. Yet they wrote a whole paragraph about Joe Corvo's 7 minutes of ice time, complete with a list of all the times he's played under 10 minutes in his career....but no quote from Muller or Corvo or anyone relevant as to why Joe Corvo played 7 minutes. Isn't it kind of a big deal that a guy signed about five minutes in to free agency who JR said was going to play with Tim Gleason is now relegated to #7 defensemen minutes even when we dress 6 defensemen? Did anyone ask why this happened?
I saw more from Chip Alexander about Tim Gleason chasing around Joe Corvo in practice than I saw about Nathan Horton walking around Tim Gleason in a game from all of our media combined.
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