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Why the hate against Larry?

View Poll Results: What do you think about Larry Brooks?
I like him a lot 39 21.43%
He ok 44 24.18%
I'm neutral 31 17.03%
Not my cup of tea 29 15.93%
Can't stand him 39 21.43%
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01-22-2010, 12:27 PM
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He's sensationalist, overly negative and his proposals are often a bit farfetched. However, he provides by far the best coverage of the Rangers.

So... I went with the middle choice, despite the fact that I'm not "neutral," I'm ambivalent.

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01-22-2010, 01:15 PM
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I loved how Brooks threatened Torts by saying "fine, I'll just speculate," as if speculation is somehow out of the norm for Larry.

"Isles going after Kovalchuk!" "Rangers' are Sundin's number 1 choice!" "Stamkos on the trade block!" Speculation, indeed.....

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01-22-2010, 01:28 PM
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I wonder, who the biggest Ranger fan and most ardent hockey fan of all the writers in NY is? I mean, which guy is writing about hockey hoping to get a shot at writing a baseball column. Or who cares and only wants to write about his passion which is hockey??

I like writers, who like fans actually get angry when teams that they cover "mail" a game in or don't compete. Again if I want to read about hockey and the big 3 papers are in front of me, I'm grabbing the Post. Guess that means I like the guy.

Hated him during the lockout though.

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01-22-2010, 01:34 PM
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Glad to see Torts stick up for Redden

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01-22-2010, 01:38 PM
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Oh whoops, I forgot this was the Rangers board and I voted. I guess take one away from the neutral vote.

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01-22-2010, 02:08 PM
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It's too bad honor wasn't in the tough-talking coach's vocabulary last summer when he urged general manager Glen Sather to sign free agent Donald Brashear a couple of months after concussing then-Blueshirt center Blair Betts with a blindside, suspension-worthy blow to the head.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...#ixzz0dNDnWUOd

it's stuff like that paragraph that he put into his piece on yesterdays game that has nothing to do with the game. it's just he has to get his little shots in on guys he doesn't like in every article (usually not even artfully thrown in but jammed in like the above) and that's why I can't stand the guy

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01-22-2010, 02:08 PM
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I would love to see anyone trying to argue that there is one other, just one other, repoter out there covering this team other then Larry Brooks.

IMO, he is the only reporter covering this team.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reporter

Everyone else supply's information.

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01-22-2010, 02:12 PM
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Glad to see Torts stick up for Redden

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01-22-2010, 02:14 PM
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I would love to see anyone trying to argue that there is one other, just one other, repoter out there covering this team other then Larry Brooks.

IMO, he is the only reporter covering this team.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reporter

Everyone else supply's information.
Spot on.

To be fair, I think Gross and Zipay both do an effective job (as did Weinman). But Brooks, like him or not, is the only one that really, truly says something about the team. He puts himself out there. And I'm not discounting the fact that he has plenty of flaws (the rumors, the ridiculous BS). But he does actually provide analysis, whether you agree with it or not. His competitors provide some subtle analysis, but it's not the same.

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01-22-2010, 02:15 PM
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I would love to see anyone trying to argue that there is one other, just one other, repoter out there covering this team other then Larry Brooks.

IMO, he is the only reporter covering this team.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reporter

Everyone else supply's information.


Exactly.

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01-22-2010, 02:19 PM
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I would be fine with him if he didn't try to sensationalize things and just stick to the facts. But alas, he mainly writes to get a reaction, and I can't stand that.

While I don't think Torts handled last night with Brooks correctly, Brooks just showed that he was trying to get a reaction out of Torts instead of getting information, and that is very unprofessional.

I find it funny that when the Rangers are doing good, Brooks seems awfully quiet. Maybe he is just one of those guys who loves to be negative.

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01-22-2010, 02:28 PM
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I would be fine with him if he didn't try to sensationalize things and just stick to the facts. But alas, he mainly writes to get a reaction, and I can't stand that.

While I don't think Torts handled last night with Brooks correctly, Brooks just showed that he was trying to get a reaction out of Torts instead of getting information, and that is very unprofessional.

I find it funny that when the Rangers are doing good, Brooks seems awfully quiet. Maybe he is just one of those guys who loves to be negative.
That's one of the reasons why I dislike Brooks at times, he comes off as unprofessional.

He'll write a good article and then the next day he'll call Redden a crybaby in his headline. It's fine if we want to make fun of the players and call them names, but when a reporter resorts to namecalling it just comes off as immature.

I actually agree with a lot of what Larry has to say, but I could do without the cheap shots, it just harms his credibility.

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01-22-2010, 02:32 PM
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Glad to see Torts stick up for Redden
Agreed. Thats not redden's game at all, he is not a fighter, and yet he dropped the gloves. I respect him for that. No reason for Brooks going after him. I really dont think redden wouldve allowed carcillo to do that to gaborik like girardi did. I strongly believe he wouldve done something, anything.

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01-22-2010, 03:27 PM
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I really dont think redden wouldve allowed carcillo to do that to gaborik like girardi did.
Really?? Because Asham threw Hank into the net a bit earlier and Redden didn't do squat.

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Agreed. Thats not redden's game at all, he is not a fighter, and yet he dropped the gloves. I respect him for that. No reason for Brooks going after him. I really dont think redden wouldve allowed carcillo to do that to gaborik like girardi did. I strongly believe he wouldve done something, anything.
I"d respect him more if he did that more than once a year.

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01-22-2010, 03:36 PM
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I"d respect him more if he did that more than once a year.
Totally agree, but Reddens' fight is one more than Staal, Girardi, Rozy, and Del Zotto have all season!

Pretty sad when Wade Redden leads your team's defensemen in fights....

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01-22-2010, 03:43 PM
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Totally agree, but Reddens' fight is one more than Staal, Girardi, Rozy, and Del Zotto have all season!

Pretty sad when Wade Redden leads your team's defensemen in fights....
Agree with that way of looking at it also.

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I"d respect him more if he did that more than once a year.
But he isnt a fighter. Him doing at all is impressive to me because thats just not him. He fought Chris Clark last year in that game against the Caps where Semin was slapping Staal like some schoolgirl. I respect redden for trying because he knows he's on the ropes here. I respect him for trying to play tougher when thats never really been him.

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But he isnt a fighter. Him doing at all is impressive to me because thats just not him. He fought Chris Clark last year in that game against the Caps where Semin was slapping Staal like some schoolgirl. I respect redden for trying because he knows he's on the ropes here. I respect him for trying to play tougher when thats never really been him.
Look at what you wrote and tell whats wrong here.


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01-22-2010, 05:21 PM
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At times, he's a sensationalist and his writing style is amateurish, but I appreciate that he asks the hard questions sometimes.
this.

But I guess it's kind of a columnists job to try and put some "flavor" in to their articles. It's just not the style I like to read(or write).

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anybody have the link to the article about Redden that Tort was referring too?

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anybody have the link to the article about Redden that Tort was referring too?
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...oXX1WyIRmCBnpJ

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I don't really care to be honest. Has Brooks ever even played hockey before?

I find the whole feud funny as hell. I guess I'm a hypocrite since if I was Brooksie I obviously wouldn't like it.

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01-22-2010, 05:55 PM
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Here's the problem with Larry:

The Islanders over the last 13 games, 10-2-1.

The Rangers have 1 regulation LOSS in their 12 games.

The Islanders and Rangers are playing identical for the past month or so.

One is a feel good story, the league can't get enough notice.

One can't do a thing right, one loss, fire Sather, the world is ending.

A lot of why the Isles are embraced is because of the type of journalistic work Katie Strang and Chris Botta are doing. People like to listen to those "above" them.

Are there negative things about the Isles? Of course.. are you hearing about them? No, because WINNING and moving up in the standings is more important than what's negative right now.

Our writers make sure to emphasize the positive over the negative.

Not for Larry, not for the Rangers - and instead, this board is constantly negative. I don't know why, but I just feel this negativity when I come over here. And why that is for a team that has kept pace with a red hot Isles, whom can't get enough good press - is ridiculous.

If anything, one regulation loss in the last 12 games is a huge accomplishment. Why is that Larry Brooks fails to write about such? His negativity is daunting.

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