It's also why bloggers should stop acting like they are the professional media, who will link to anyone/anything to gain followers to sell themselves.
Jack Todd came off the exact opposite of Pat Hickey's blind, unreasoning assaults on the Islanders, and some things he flat out made up which were contradicted by the media in Canada & Scott Gomez himself about coming here in a trade a few years ago.
#isles Ho-Sang gets same treatment as Subban from Hockey Canada http://t.co/NCW73XRIBS
— NYI Fan Central (@nyifancentral) August 24, 2014
Gossip? Innuendo? New York Islanders? Anyone have a teams entire draft to sell Aaron Portzline?Speak up for yourself, as Ho-Sang did, and the sizable Cro-Magnon segment of the hockey media (the ones who haven’t liked anything since Clarence Campbell was king) will try to crush you. Show a little flash and dash, as Subban did during his rookie season, and cretins from Mike Richards to Don Cherry are lining up to slap you down.For a public entity such as Hockey Canada to refuse to invite Ho-Sang to camp is another matter. What’s the harm in taking a look at the kid who led the Windsor Spitfires with 85 points last season in the Hockey Canada camp environment? In making your own decisions, rather than relying on gossip and innuendo?
Would I have posted today if Ho-Sang was not a New York Islander? No, however I have seen this perception article/coverage for many Russian/European players for years. Jagr got this kind of media treatment outside of Pittsburgh until he signed with Cablevision.
And any knowledgeable fan of the New York Islanders understand Casey Cizikas, and their former second rounder Corey Trivino finished up their college/junior careers with some real baggage.
Mr Todd does a fabulous job here describing the kind of players teams/NHL want.
Ho-Sang will never get any coverage in New York unless it is negative.
Jack Todd just wrote the best article of the summer by a mile.