It’s not often we have a true difference of opinion within the writers group of our humble little blog, but the level of access of independent media within the NHL Hub Cities seem to be one of those issues that we have drastically different opinions on. With that in mind, we thought we should make sure we respectfully allow all points of view to be heard, since you know, we’re supposedly adults.
The background for those of you who haven’t been watching the online debate closely is that the NHL is allowing Team hired content providers and NHL.com writers to reside within the bubble with the players, giving them a decided advantage when it comes to producing stories, and arguably sanitizing the experience as it suits the interests of the league.
Independent media, in contrast, are required to set up shop at hotels without the players in them, and they will not have the same advantage as their league employed peers. Additionally those coming from the United States will have to quarantine for 14 days before being able to participate in the areas they will have access to.
Understandably given that background there is …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation