Quick Hits: The Big Bubble Little Bubble Edition
In Red Wings Land
The Seattle Kraken and the Detroit Red Wings both have an octopus mascot. How are they different? - Lansing State Journal
So besides one being based in myth and one literally coming from the water, what are other differences between the two?
This is a good way to deal with a headline that asks a painfully obvious question. Extra credit to the writer for using Tennyson in the post as well.
Around the NHL
- you couldn't use the word concussion unless the team uses it directly. You also aren't allowed to write about fights. One time I put a fight in game copy and got an email back from copy editor reminding me how I was breaking the rules.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 24, 2020
- the writing portion of https://t.co/rLk7X3aYTm can tell some great stories, I wrote some things that are in clips I used to get future jobs. But it is a part of the league's designed image, just like team writers are really part of of marketing in the end.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 24, 2020
-I couldn't go into the bubble now with my family situation. But the fact NHL wouldn't allow PHWA's request for 3 reporters to get into hub to match https://t.co/rLk7X3aYTm coverage is an issue.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 24, 2020
-last thing, we've had no issues with Stars PR on any of this or in camp in Dallas. They've done a good job and have been great to work with. This is an NHL issue, not a team specific one.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 24, 2020
The league is perfectly within their rights to close the bubble to independent press, but don't confuse yourself into believing any of the stuff coming from dot com is anything but PR.
Fortunately, the national guys will still almost certainly be getting info from inside the bubble. It isn't like phones and computers don't work in there.