We are on the cusp of another NHL season; one where the Bruins are widely considered in the running for a Cup and coming off their 2nd Finals appearance in 3 years. They have tons of storylines - Iginla, Ericksson, Krejci injured, Soderberg playing from Game 1, Lucic's slow start last year, Bergeron & Campbell recoveries, Impact of Seguin's loss on Marchand, can Kelly rebound, how will the youngsters do on the 3rd line, Thornton's last go, the battle for PT on the blue line, new faces, realignment, and Rask playing under his new contract.
All of this going on, and the Globe sees fit to offer nothing in terms of reporting. We get outdated 2-paragraph Blog entries from the from non-writers, linked AP stories from the pre-season games, and a bunch of links to other newspaper and site content like...wait for it....the Bleacher Report.
I hear there were 1-2 actual articles written last week, but they're all on the paid Globe site.
Did the guy who ran WEEI into the ground start running the Globe Sports pages? How can the coverage be so craptastic when there's so much excitement that could be behind this team? How is it that none of these stories were actually covered...with, say, a reporter meeting the players or ownership and asking questions around a narrative? It's just sad.
I don't mean to the a debbie downer about the start of the season, but it's shocking how terrible sports writing has gotten around these parts. I can't be the only one...so where can I find actual reporting on this team?