12/11/07

Logan vs Zipay: Paycheck vs Passion

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/11/2007 12:24:00 PM
Welcome to Newsday folks, home paper of the New York Islanders, the one paper that has a New York Islander blog in the tri-state area.

Newsday's Islander Blog:
Bill Guerin draws the line
Posted by Greg Logan on December 10, 2007 12:50 PM

Missing goal scorers report
Posted by Greg Logan on December 8, 2007 3:38 PM

Bergeron’s backtalk upsets Nolan
Posted by Greg Logan on December 6, 2007 5:24 PM

Bruno Gervais back in lineup
Posted by Greg Logan on December 5, 2007 5:05 PM

Waiting for goals
Posted by Greg Logan on December 2, 2007 5:25 PM
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Newsday's Ranger blog:

Blue Notes: Tuesday update
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 11, 2007 10:22 AM

Night Cap: Nice job
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 10, 2007 10:27 PM

Blue Notes: Good comments, gang....
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 10, 2007 6:56 PM

Leetch night (Jan. 24) viewing party
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 10, 2007 6:21 PM

Blue Notes: Where's the power?
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 10, 2007 4:27 PM

Blue Notes: Rumor Mill
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 10, 2007 1:56 PM

Blue Notes: Marek Malik scratched again
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 9, 2007 5:01 PM

Blue Notes: Morning After
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 8, 2007 10:37 AM

Live from Atlanta: Rangers 2, Thrashers 1
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 7, 2007 8:23 PM

Blue Notes: Malik scratched
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 7, 2007 7:08 PM

More...Live from Atlanta
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 7, 2007 5:43 PM

Blue Notes from Atlanta: Valiquette in goal
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 7, 2007 4:36 PM

Blue Notes in Atlanta: Turn a new page....
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 7, 2007 12:54 PM

Blue Notes: Lundqvist, Rangers routed 6-2
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 6, 2007 10:32 PM

Blue Notes: And Hagelin too...
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 6, 2007 2:12 PM

Blue Notes: The Odd Couple on stage, Dolan and Avery
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 6, 2007 11:48 AM

Blue Notes: Sanguinetti honored
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 6, 2007 9:17 AM

Blue Notes: Some responses to your posts
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 4, 2007 2:40 PM

Steve Zipay: At the "toughest" morning skate
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 4, 2007 12:41 PM

Cullen helps Canes sink bewildered Rangers, 4-0
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 3, 2007 10:22 PM

Live from MSG: Is Marc Staal Amped or what?
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 3, 2007 6:01 PM

Blue Notes: Avery encouraged by surgery
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 3, 2007 11:59 AM

Toronto radio station expected to retract Avery comment
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 2, 2007 5:20 PM

On Tyutin, Cullen and another Staal reunion
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 2, 2007 4:33 PM

Rangers 2, Sens 0 early...
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 1, 2007 2:22 PM

Live from Ottawa: Islanders "Hangover"?
Posted by Steve Zipay on December 1, 2007 12:59 PM
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For those scoring at home:
Greg Logan's blog: Five Entries.
Steve Zipay's blog: Twenty Five Entries.


Logan: Paycheck-Just the required job.
Zipay: Passion-Constant updates, answers fan responses and does several game updates.
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Greg Logan did not even create a blogroll in his section while Steve Zipay lists a bunch of Ranger sites.
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Newsday's Sunday Hockey Feature is written by Steve Zipay and is usually Ranger centric.
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New York Rangers Blogs:
Steve Zipay-Newsday
Sam Weinman-Journal News
Steve Soderwall: Post
John Dellapina: News
Lynn Zisner: Times
SI Advance: Has Ranger blog

New York Islander Blogs:
Greg Logan-Newsday

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Sorry Mr Logan, it's not personal on my part but to see the Islanders outblogged this badly in the only paper giving them full time coverage has to be written about and your passion for what the Islander beat means to you has to be questioned even if you are professional and fill the job requirement.

As I have written several times you cannot manufacture passion for covering an assignment, it's a job and you do what's required.

The New York Islanders need more than this in their primary beatwriter.

3 comments:

  1. I consider this a great site and a great resource for Islander fans, Thanks so much for putting this together.

    In defense of Logan, his blogs are usually long, relevant and informantive. The Zipay blogs, while many are often too brief and meaningless. So I do not think we are comparing apples to apples here. One Logan blog may be equivalent to 7,8 blogs from Zipay. I think Logan approaches the blog as another article in the traditional sense. But that does not mean he lacks passion for covering the Isles.

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  2. Anonymous,

    Thanks for the kind words about this site.

    I agree Mr Logan's blog has more information in them than Mr Zipay's and perhaps he does approach his blog as another article.

    Having written that Mr Zipay goes out of his way to interact with his readers, bring practice and game day information and seemingly treats his beat as something important to the public where in Mr Logan's case he's professional, does what the job requires but is not doing his job from the standpoint of someone who cares one way or another if the Islanders win or lose.

    Thanks again.

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  3. One other thing.....

    Mr Logan is not required to be an Islander die hard fan as part of his job description. It's no knock on him if he is not.

    In my perspective, however the Islanders do need a primary beatwriter who is passionate about the club. Mr Logan is a former beatwriter for several teams including the Rangers.

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