An Inquiry – Any Details on Islanders Point Blank?ShareThis
Anyone have any ideas what happened with the widely read blog “Islanders Point Blank” yesterday?
For those of you who hadn’t heard, the last post was basically a (temporary?) farewell, for “reasons beyond his control.”
Chris Botta and I sent a couple texts back-and-forth yesterday and I didn’t want to pry, but I did get the impression that the site got shut down for negative reasons.
The only light I can shed on the whole thing is that Garth Snow is not a fan of Chris or his website’s honest take on a flailing team (come to think of it, he probably doesn’t like me either), but I fail to see how that strained relationship could equal the end of IPB.
There’s nothing wrong with a little free speech, right?
I guess they could’ve just totally shut down his access if they wanted, but that would be utterly shameful. Will we only get propaganda from Islanders-biased writers now? It feels so….. I dunno, Bejing Olympics or something. And I barely even know what I mean there. (I’m trying to say: It’s all about the front and presentation, don’t you worry how things get done behind the scenes)
Best of luck to Chris – that’s where my very first piece of writing (on my “love story”) outside of Bourne’s Blog ran, so hopefully it’s back in action here shortly.
If you’re interested, I joined the boys on Puck Daddy Radio for a little chat yesterday – I chime in at 26:30. Enjoy!
My Hockey Primetime column is on what you can get away with in dealing with refs.