Shoddy reporting irks me just like everyone else. We've more than had our fill of Dave Shoalts' cuisine over the past year, but this morsel of lack of fact checking from Nicholas Cotsonika of Yahoo Sports just rubbed me the wrong way this morning:
"Only 12,990 fans showed up for this season’s home opener against the Boston Bruins, an Original Six team. A sellout crowd of 17,125 came out for their second game, but that was against the Red Wings, always a top draw in Phoenix thanks at least in part to a sizeable number of Detroit transplants in the area."
So the first 'home' game of the year was against Boston here in the valley? Really? I don't seem to remember getting that memo. Last I checked, I was stuck here like everyone else who couldn't either afford or get the time to go over to PRAGUE, in the CZECH REPUBLIC, located in EUROPE, where the yotes played their first 'home' game. If he would've done any fact checking, he would realize that the home opener was against Detroit. With all the hoopla that surrounded the NHL opening the season with 6 games overseas, you'd think some NHL columnist might've actually remembered who played those games.
Okay, maybe I'm focusing on one little fact he got wrong instead of the point he's trying to make, but even so, reporting something that isn't true doesn't help. Just a thought...