This russian paper has probably a lot to lose: nhl players interviews and maybe more.
You might not be aware of the press condition in Russia, nor by the presence of the tantacules of the russian mafia in sports, but if you can read or listen about it, you might get a clearer picture of how things are going there.
So La Presse is basing their reputation on a corrupted media system?
Wouldn't want to contradick you, but Fisher still does the game write-up when the habs play at home. Maybe not all of them, but I do recall seeing them this year. Between you and me, it's not that hard and he's written enough of them, he probably just grunts a few observations and his typewriter does the rest.
Yeah, he does some. He kust avoids saying 'Marc Tardif and his great and good friend Rejean Houle' and he can use any story. The same catch phrases fit. Honestly, I seldom read the game accounts. What are they going to tell you ? Esp. living out here, you get an edition printed so early that you don't get much info. I think it's cool having an old guy in the press box, as a kind of link to the past, though the snoring can bother the other writers I guess.
Really, I found this board because the paper wasn't giving me the info. I wanted.
And he used that bogus "only someone who has travelled with the team and is familiar with its inner workings could come up with all these things that seem ripped right off the HF boards" tripe, too. Sigh.
Is that the exact quote ?
If so i'm sure he ripped a lot of things from this very forum and never said squat about it but now he goes an rant about the clvmcs of this world
No. It's just my opinion of the concept that the Russian mag's "interview" revealed some deep and rare knowledge of the inner workings of the team that only an insider could have. Frankly, it could just as easily have been a collection of speculation culled from any fan board.