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07-03-2012, 10:55 PM
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What is Mark Spector's Problem?

It is common knowledge that Mark Spector absolutely detests the Vancouver Canucks.

Any article about the Vancouver Canucks is usually negative, and the one article in which he praised the Canucks, he also had to add a few backhanders.

In his recent Raffi Torres article, about his suspension, I thought I'd read it because it had nothing to do with the Canucks. Low and behold, even this article had a little slap in the face to Canucks fans.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2012/...es_conspiracy/

So my questions are:
1. Why does he hate the Canucks so much. His hatred is above normal and it is strange how many articles of his are Canuck bashing or include snarky Canucks remarks.
2. Why does he still hold employment?

Can anyone get his history of articles? It would be interesting to see his track record of how many of his articles are used to defame the Canucks.

Absolutely ridiculous.

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Here's his Bio.

He's a oils fan i presume

http://www.sportsnet.ca/bios/mark_spector/

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I think he's an Edmontonian so my guess would be jealousy.

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I think he tries to get people to read his pieces by appealing to popular opinion. When you need to do that, it probably means you are a terrible journalist. So there is your answer.

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He's from Edmonton. He's also an idiot. Stop reading his articles, and making threads about him. That's why he continue to exist in the mainstream media.

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Some people need thicker skin. He's just a shock jock.

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I think he tries to get people to read his pieces by appealing to popular opinion. When you need to do that, it probably means you are a terrible journalist. So there is your answer.
I read an article by an ex-blogger from hockeybuzz (I can't for the life of me remember his name). He stated that he gets a cut based on the # of reads of his blog. As such, the more controversial the better.

Spector is the same. Write a bunch of biased bull **** about the Canucks, and infuriate Canuck fans but get lots of traffic. Makes his bosses happy.

Again, best thing you can do is ignore him.

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He wasn't hugged enough as a kid.

Or hugged too much.

I forget the correlation.

Ignore him, you'll do far better not worrying about his verbal diarrhea.

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Some people need thicker skin. He's just a shock jock.
I don't know why I'm so offended. I understand why people hate the Canucks, but this guy works for a Canadian media company and quite literally bashes the canucks as much as he can see fit to.

I guess I should stop clicking his links, would be nice to get an answer from him why he chooses to do so with such frequency.

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Some people need thicker skin. He's just a shock jock.
Exactly. It's the same as Cox, Simmons, etc... all a bunch of hacks who aren't in real journalism because they can't do any better so they write sports tabloids.

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I don't know why I'm so offended. I understand why people hate the Canucks, but this guy works for a Canadian media company and quite literally bashes the canucks as much as he can see fit to.

I guess I should stop clicking his links, would be nice to get an answer from him why he chooses to do so with such frequency.
They irritate me but I just don't click on their links anymore

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I read an article by an ex-blogger from hockeybuzz (I can't for the life of me remember his name). He stated that he gets a cut based on the # of reads of his blog. As such, the more controversial the better.

Spector is the same. Write a bunch of biased bull **** about the Canucks, and infuriate Canuck fans but get lots of traffic. Makes his bosses happy.

Again, best thing you can do is ignore him.
Why I kinda felt defeated after clicking the link. Wish I hadn't done that, I didn't even read the POS.

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Dan Tencer is arguably worse.

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Dan Tencer is arguably worse.
Tencer is the worst media personality in all of sport. Period.

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Never heard of him until now.

Why should we care about what he thinks?

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Guys like that make my skin crawl.
Would've thought they would spend more time talking about how exciting the Oilers are and what possibilities lie ahead instead of crapping on our team.

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The guy's a hack...but I didn't really see anything in that article worth getting worked up over, to tell the truth.

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Never heard of him until now.

Why should we care about what he thinks?
I don't care what he thinks. I care that he is on a major canadian media outlet and his articles are read my thousands of hockey fans.

Our team is hated enough without guys like MS putting more canuck hate out there.

i'm over it, kind of.

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The guy's a hack...but I didn't really see anything in that article worth getting worked up over, to tell the truth.
U didn't read the Canucks thinking it was a conspiracy that we didn't win the cup comment?

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The best thing you can do is to not read his articles and not link to them so others will read them.

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It is common knowledge that Mark Spector absolutely detests the Vancouver Canucks.

Any article about the Vancouver Canucks is usually negative, and the one article in which he praised the Canucks, he also had to add a few backhanders.

In his recent Raffi Torres article, about his suspension, I thought I'd read it because it had nothing to do with the Canucks. Low and behold, even this article had a little slap in the face to Canucks fans.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2012/...es_conspiracy/

So my questions are:
1. Why does he hate the Canucks so much. His hatred is above normal and it is strange how many articles of his are Canuck bashing or include snarky Canucks remarks.
2. Why does he still hold employment?

Can anyone get his history of articles? It would be interesting to see his track record of how many of his articles are used to defame the Canucks.

Absolutely ridiculous.
I think this is where we need to grow thicker skin and longer memories. Both this year and last several people around this place openly suggested the NHL was trying to make sure the Canucks never win the cup and when the canucks went out in the first round this year that a few missed calls was all the proof they need that the nhl was against the canucks

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yeah sorry just realized i probably got him another 200 views. close this up if you would canucklehead.

thanks!

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little OT, but listening to tencer after that torres/eberle hit was hilarious he sooooooo pissed off.

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Tencer was as smug as I've ever seen anybody after the Schultz signing. He acted like he'd personally won the lottery or something and was rubbing it in to Canucks fans.

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I think he's an Edmontonian so my guess would be jealousy.
No, he is nearly universally disrespected in E-Town too.

he doesn't have anything to offer as per real analysis so he makes a point of saying something inflammatory to draw attention.

Canucks fans always rise to his bait, and he gets hits and attention, so he goes to that well anytime he feels ignored.

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