How to Spot a Print Journalism Hack: A MYFO Public Service Announcement

NHL training camps are already beginning to crank up. This portends a high likelihood that your local birdcage liner will soon come out with an “NHL Season Preview” package (probably in a Saturday edition, behind the strip club ads and erectile dysfunction advertorials). Even at smaller papers, the package can appear to be pretty impressive. How did Stu Sportswriter have the time to pull all those nuggets of info on all 30 teams, in between covering high school soccer tournaments and profiling the starting tight end at State U?

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NHL Network To Commemorate The Trade That Ruined The NHL

Twenty years ago this week, Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. The trade caused a noticeable seismic shift in the focal point of the League’s attention from our brothers and sisters in the Great White North and the more traditional hockey markets in the Northern United States and ushered in the NHL’s “Sun Belt” expansion.

Whether you choose to agree or disagree that the NHL’s expansion to the South has been good or bad for the overall health of the sport, and there are compelling arguments for both sides, one has to admit that the move to non-traditional markets has been a source of some of the League’s current problems (which I will not get into here – I’ll leave that to the experts – and for a look back at media reactions at the time of the trade, check out this article on sportsnet).

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Guess What Will Be Making An Appearance On “The Tonight Show” This Evening?

The whirlwind publicity tour for the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings begins in earnest tonight as Chris Osgood and Nicklas Lidstrom will appear Tuesday night on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. They are even bringing along Lord Stanley’s Cup, so be sure to tune in (I can’t believe I just wrote that about Leno). I’m sure we can all agree that Jay Leno is an insufferable douchebag and the question at hand is: will their appearance on the show be more awkward or more aggravating? MYFO takes a hypothetical look, after the jump.

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The Hasek Press Conference

As you are reading this, six-time Vezina Trophy winner Dominik Hasek is sitting as a table in Detroit announcing to the press that he has chosen to retire from the game of hockey.  MYFO, for those of you who don’t know, can type at 1,875 words per minute.  Therefore, there is no reason for you to not to assume that is the verbatim transcript of said presser, unfolding in real time.

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MYFO Liveblog: Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals

If you think I’m going to use that goddamned overtime cat again, you’re nuts. That was a jinx.

Anyway, Game 6 is tonight. Can the Pens gut out another win? We’ll find out.

In the meantime, join us here for the liveblog starting around 7:30 PM EDT

MYFO Liveblog: Do or Die – Game 5

Here we go again, kiddies. Tonight, once again, the MYFO Crew will gather for another liveblog for Game 5. Be there. Be square. We don’t care.

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Here is the link to enter the liveblog. We’ll see you around 7:30 PM EDT tonight!

MYFO Live Blog of Game 4! Be There Or Be Square!

Just a heads up from your friendly neighborhood hockey blog before everyone leaves for their Friday night festivities: we will be live blogging Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. EST. So be sure to take a few hours out of your busy weekend to spend some quality time with MYFO tomorrow evening – it’s usually a hoot and holler. The usual cast of characters of course will be there and we hope a few new ones will stop by as well. You can find a link to the live blog below, so make sure you get all your chores done in time (whatever they may be), drop by MYFO and participate in the tomfoolery and skullduggery.

UPDATE: The live blog can be found by following this link. Jump down the rabbit hole, if you like.