From ESPN’s blurb about Dion Phaneuf being a finalist for the Norris Trophy:
” The 23-year-old Phaneuf, who finished third behind the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ Sidney Crosby and the Washington Capitals‘ Alexander Ovechkin in Calder Trophy voting for the league’s top rookie last season, led Flames defensemen with 60 points (17 goals, 43 assists).
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. “
I wonder if the Associated Press gave them the information that Crosby and Ovechkin were rookies two years ago, not last season? Or that Ovechkin actually won the award, not Crosby, as that sentence implies?
I realize that ESPN.com is publishing literally several NHL stories a day, but this one’s been up there for more than 24 hours and they still haven’t corrected it. If there’s a mistake in an NFL article, someone would spot it in three seconds, fire whomever wrote it immediately (even if it were Clayton or Pasquerelli), and use that “Featured Comment” spot on the ESPN homepage to beg for forgiveness instead of posting rverzcurze18’s handy quote, “the cubs do look good but its early”.