The economy is hitting hockey writer's just like everyone else. William Houston of the Globe and Mail has an interesting blurb in his latest article that won't make hockey fans too happy.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's long-time hockey writer, Tim Panaccio, accepted a buyout after he was taken off the Flyers beat and assigned to cover the Philadelphia Eagles. Panaccio says he was told by the newspaper's sports editor, Jim Cohen, that hockey was “an irrelevant sport” and that in Philadelphia, the Eagles “far outweighed anything else.”
Eric McErlain also gives his take over at Fanhouse.
What's funny is that the newspaper business is quickly dying and become irrelevant in keeping up with the news. By the time you receive your morning newspaper, it's already outdated. The Internet and blogs are filling in the gaps and giving people news as it happens, whenever they want. I also think it's kind of odd to be calling hockey "irrelevant" in a city like Philadelphia, which has a rich hockey tradition
I cannot wait for Jim Cohen's sports blog on Blogger or Wordpress coming to a dot com near you once the Philadelphia Inquirer cuts his job because, in the world, the Internet already "outweighs" newspapers.
Mario Lemieux Foundation total donation: $225