Where are the Washington Post sports columnists on the NHL lockout?
The NHL is now one month into a lockout that has delayed the start of the 2012-13 season. Games have been canceled and the league and the players association are engaged in back and forth that fans and local business owners hope will soon lead to some hockey.
Here in D.C., the Caps would have opened their season at home last Friday night against the Stanley Cup runner-up New Jersey Devils and, while Washington Post Caps beat reporter Katie Carrera continues to cover the sport, there’s been almost no mention of the NHL work stoppage by any of the paper’s sports columnists. Save for one piece which featured the fake diary of league commissioner Gary Bettman, I’ve yet to see a Post Sports opinion item on a topic that seems worth at least a column or two by now.
I realize that the Nats’ playoff run and the excitement around RG3 and the Redskins have been the main focus for sports pundits in this town lately, as they should be. But a major team in Washington is currently season-less and that deserves some ink from the columnists with the city’s largest newspaper.
- That Caps tweet about 85% off merchandise seems to be going well (not really) (brookslaichyear.com)
- Inside A Secret NHL Focus Group: How A Top GOP Strategist Is Helping Hockey Owners Craft Their Lockout Propaganda [Nhl Lockout] (deadspin.com)
- NHL proposes 50-50 revenue split to NHLPA (cbc.ca)
- McKenzie: NHL proposal wasn’t met with great enthusiasm (tsn.ca)
- Are you wearing your NHL gear during the lockout? And other thoughts (brookslaichyear.com)
Posted on October 17, 2012, in NHL, Washington Capitals and tagged Caps, Gary Bettman, journalism, media, National Hockey League, NHL, NHL Lockout, sports, Washington Capitals, Washington Post. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.