Re: [hockhist] Hockey Ink
- "S.D. Rhodes" wrote:
>You really know how to hurt a girl, Scott!
> "Hockey Ink!" folded a few years ago. About the same time, a new
> magazine for minor league hockey called "Just Hockey" came into
> existence. However, it's not nearly as good in my opinion -- it's
> almost entirely "personal interest" stories about the players, and very
> little in the way of on-ice coverage.
Seriously, after issues of Hockey Ink! mysteriously stopped arriving, I
saw that one HI's columnists posted to a newsgroup. I e-mailed her
privately about the magazine. She claimed she didn't know what happened
to it, but she was no longer writing for it (not exactly a news flash,
since no one was writing for it any more!).
Hockey Ink! was a great publication, but I think its days would have
been numbered even if it hadn't folded for whatever reason it did. Most
of its coverage (games, standings, and stats) can now be found
relatively easily on the Internet with many newspapers and ESPN, CNN/SI,
CANOE and the like online.
Pattie (who covers two teams for Just Hockey)
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small
people always do that, but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain (1835-1910).
>Hockey Ink! was a great publication, but I think its days wouldTrue on most counts, but I do miss some of the analysis articles that
>have been numbered even if it hadn't folded for whatever reason
>it did. Most of its coverage (games, standings, and stats) can now
>be found relatively easily on the Internet with many newspapers
>and ESPN, CNN/SI, CANOE and the like online.
HI! used to have. Comparisons between the AHL and IHL (this was back
in the Ufer era), articles about where the leagues were headed...sites
like epsn.com and cnnsi.com can't be bothered to do that, and if JH
does it, it's not in any of the issues I've seen. (inthecrease.com
does it to an extent, but the analysis doesn't seem nearly as
sophisticated to me as what HI! used to have. Of course, it could be
that my own analysis has gotten more sophisticated and I wouldn't be
impressed by HI!'s analysis any more were it still around.)
Also, I think it's nice to have that stuff in print. Silly but true.
Given what a niche market minor league hockey is, I'm surprised any
print medium dedicated to it can survive. Looking back I'm amazed at
how long HI! survived, and I'm amazed at how long JH has stayed afloat.
"For some reason, my mission in life is to make everybody
as uneasy as possible." - Edward Gorey