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I love read thoughtless articles from writers across the country that know NOTHING about hockey. they try so so hard to write an article or talk hockey and they cant. let's look at a couple of examples. After Todd Fedrouk,"Fridge" know by Flyers Fans, was smoke in a clean fight by Orr, Gary Bettman made appreence on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia sports news show 'Daily News Live' with bunch idot writers. One writer was Marcus Hayes, you was kick off Eagles beat for being annoying in the locker room and continues that job currently as the Beat writer for phillies and John 'Flyers Fan told me i can't talk hockey' smallwood were doing a Q &A with Bettman and it went something like this....

Smallwood:Whats the point of fighting?

Bettman: When was the last time you went to a hockey game?

another great example would be Tim P's co-worker Phil Sheridan, who wrote this pointless article after the flyers season was over. this article shows this guy knows NOTHING about hockey......


he wrote this
This time last year, the Flyers were getting ready to begin an opening-round playoff series against these Sabres. They not only got themselves swept, they couldn't compete with the younger, quicker, vastly more skilled Sabres."

If, by swept, he means they won two games and took another to an OT game where they came a hit goal post with a gaping net away from winning, they got swept.

"[Peter Forsberg]: Great player, not-so-great Flyer."

As witnessed by the club's won-loss record with and without him and the fact he single-handedly won the two games in the playoff series where they got "swept" last year.

"[Daniel Briere and Chris Drury]. Get younger, not older. Get players with bright futures, not pasts."

First of all, Briere will turn 30 at the start of next season and Drury will turn 31. They aren't kids.

Secondly, the Flyers are already young enough. They need to add veterans who can help out, and it doesn't matter if the player is in his mid-30s even, so long as he's not signed to more than a two-season contract.

Doesnt this writer know that Daniel Briere and Chris Drury are in their 30's?

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Kara Yorio

Kara,Kara. if you dont like hockey, stop writing about it. her newest article entitled

"Two overtimes in the playoffs would be plenty"

is the biggest joke ever. It's sicken to talk about this article but ill summerize in two sentences or less.

In this article, she wants to take away the tradition of playoff hockey and place it with the skills competetion because she doesnt want to miss a stupid deadline with her newspaper.

now i understand why newspapers are a thing of the past.......
Filed Under:   media   nhl   playoffs  
April 17, 2007 9:18 PM ET | Delete
I completely agree with you.I'm not only a huge hockey fan, but also a big soccer fan. Both are sports that are constantly maligned in the media, 99% of the time by people who have never watched more than 10 minutes of the game. Uneducated schmucks posing as highly-educated reporters are extremly dangerous to hockey (and soccer), becuase other uneducated watchers/listeners take what they say as gospel, instead of hearing ideas that might open their minds a little.
April 17, 2007 9:41 PM ET | Delete
Speaking of Panaccio, I blogged about this gem he published in a recent article:"They also desperately lack a No. 1 defenseman. Joni Pitkanen should have been able to assume that role by now. Yet his inability to think on his feet has cast him in limbo. The organization refuses to give up on him.""Strangely, Pitkanen is coveted in the Western Conference. Holmgren should put together a deal for Pitkanen and move on. Pitkanen doesn't get it."----So a 23 year old should have been ready to assume the #1 D man position by now? Yeah, maybe in the AHL Tim...maybe. Read my blog and comment:http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=20612
April 17, 2007 9:47 PM ET | Delete
Oh, and that Yorio chick is a riot...there are some classic gaffes she's made here's a gem: --->"Holmgren has done well in his attempts to build for the future. His move to get Martin Biron may have looked strange initially--the Flyers didn't appear to be in need of a goalie--but it could help turn the team around" ----- A poster from philly.com recounted this one----> "Last year in her pre-playoffs analysis, she surmised that Desjardins should've been playing a forward position. That told me all I needed to know about her hockey knowledge." -----lol...
April 17, 2007 10:13 PM ET | Delete
Nothing better then calling the Media Idiots and spelling idiots wrong in the title. Kinda makes everything that comes after ironic dontcha think?
April 18, 2007 12:48 AM ET | Delete
The media coverage of the NHL is a complete joke....when there is media coverage of it that is. In Pittsburgh, the Penguins took a backseat in the media up until the day the Steelers got a new head coach. Meanwhile the team was in the middle of a huge streak and Crosby was taking the league lead in scoring. I agree that most people who cover the NHL have never watched more than 10, maybe not even more than 5 minutes of a game before jumping to a conclusion about it.
April 18, 2007 7:19 AM ET | Delete
I think you missed that Phil Sheridan said the Flyers were swept by the Sabres in the first round in the playoffs. The discussion group I am in for the Flyers wrote letters to Phil his editor and the managing editor of the Newspaper asking for a correction to be printed. Nada.
April 18, 2007 10:12 AM ET | Delete
Nothing compared to how the "hockey media" treats teams from below the Mason-Dixon ;] But some glaring errors (swept? really?) bizarre statements (Drury and Briere are UFA this year and on the plus side of 30, Buffalo's average age of 26.8 is not terribly lower than Philly's average of 27.0) and outright buffoonery (limit to 2 overtimes? GET OUT OF THE SPORT PLEASE) even in the "real" hockey markets, eh? No surprise, journalism has been dead for about 20 years.
April 18, 2007 1:33 PM ET | Delete
Dear Kara Yorio,You make some valid points about "the shootout is a good enough way to decide how teams get into the playoffs, then it should be a good enough way to decide who wins the games" in the playoffs. I was at the 5 overtime game in pittsburgh many years back, and for being a solid fan of hockey, that will go down as the most memorable to date of the 200 games I have attended over the years. I believe the game needs to be tweaked here and there, but all these calls for changes to a game that has an incredibly dedicated fan base is a bit reactive in my opinion. Ways to make the game safer, yes, change is needed. But changing the foundation of the game itself in allowing a shoot out to determine a TEAM playoff game is nuts. I think the shootout for the regular season WAS 'compromise'. But should not be pulled to further a reasoning for more change.To attract new fans is good for the game, but I will be very interested in seeing how it keeps these new fans with such constant change to a game we have all grown to love. I think many of the fans felt cheated by the lockout, and is the reason you see so much resistance to change and ' bastardization' of the game. Take care of those who already take good care of you, everyone else comes after that. Hockey is a very complicated game for newcomers to grasp. Lets not dumb it down for the sake of getting new fans.
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