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#2369263 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by IwoCPO on 15 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

Sorry, but I read: I've been publishing my opinion for 8 years.


Thank god. A great blogger willing to interact with we, the unwashed.


No need to apologize. I have a lot of opinions and I know how to type.


I wouldn't say "great."  I'd go with...seasoned and eloquent. Gifted, maybe?  No. Too strong.  Just stick with great, I guess.  You're welcome for the interaction.  I had a few moments to spare.  Can you get a screen shot of our conversation? Post it here, I'll print it and sign it for you, then send it back.  You'll have it forever.

#2369111 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by IwoCPO on 14 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

Buddy, i've had sources tell me straight up something was going to happen, and it didn't. Numerous times. Things aren't secure in life, they are ever changing. Thoughts, feelings, mindframes, personalities, change. He could hate Detroit right now, and love it next year to where he wants to re-sign. Writing a report about someone retiring and moving back to their homeland a year and half before their contract is up, is silly. This article is better based within next year on his contract year. Too many things can change. And about your post earlier, HFB doesn't find KK a variable source. That being said, if one of the most popular and creditable hockey resources says that website isn't worth looking into, it probably shouldn't. 


Yeah. I don't really care about your philosophy about what things change in life.  Little deep for me. I prefer to keep things a little simpler: someone credible told us something. We asked if we could post it. My readers are interested in it. We posted it.  They read it and they're discussing it now.  As for whether or not HF boards considers KK a "credible resource"? I care even less about that.  Have a great night. 

#2369109 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by IwoCPO on 14 March 2013 - 05:51 PM

You mean it's the verified opinion of someone who thinks they know exactly what Datsyuk is going to do when his contract expires. 


It's hard for me to believe anyone not named Pavel Datsyuk knows for certain what he's going to do when his contract is up.  And even he probably doesn't know for sure yet given that it's over a year away. 


Ok. You just narrowed all reporting criteria across the board.  Teammates, managers, coaches, GMs, agents...no one should be used as sources if they claim to "believe they know" what their player/friend/client employee is going to do.  The opinion we based the post on is credible. We verified his thoughts by going back and asking if he was sure we were being accurate and passing his beliefs along accurately. He was sure.   

#2369079 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by IwoCPO on 14 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

oh christ...here to?  is nowhere safe from this guy's idiocy?


stay on KK, please.


I usually do, as you're aware. But I do have a childish tendency to defend my blog and especially KK in general.  I'm working on it. Counseling and such.

#2369071 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by IwoCPO on 14 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

it's because you've "broken" more s*** than you can handle.


Got an example for that?  Kukla's isn't even an investigative or direct reporting site.  We're an aggregator with some commentary.  Even at A2Y we've never claimed, not a single time, to have "broken" a story "here say" or not. It's not what we do. 

#2369060 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by IwoCPO on 14 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

..but this guy is just getting attention and people are biting on it like it's bait. Wait until he actually has to sign something to make stupid articles like this.


I've been blogging for 8 years and I've never posted a thing trolling for hits. I wouldn't have cited and used this source unless we trusted them and it's relevant now because of realignment.  It's particularly timely now because Datsyuk is being completely wasted by Mike Babcock.


Possibly the biggest news story for one of the biggest hockey franchises ever is being broken by a fan blogger and not a legit news source


Yes, it is.  And show me one example where Kukla's Korner has ever "broken" a story without merit.  We haven't.  We verified the source, double checked with them and went with it.