Thursday, August 26, 2010

TheNYRBlog Given Kudos for NHL Teams vs. Bloggers Stance

Earlier today, I posted about the Rangers lack of respect for bloggers and how I actually agreed with their stance not to credential bloggers. Well, Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy (whose story on NHL teams vs. bloggers elicited my post) gave me a stick tap in a post on NHL guidelines for bloggers being leaked...

"We're honored it sparked a healthy discussion about access today, with smart writing from folks like Justin Bourne and Dan Levy and Eric Mirlis and James O'Brien. Special stick-tap to Kevin DeLury of New York Rangers blog for offering a bit of a contrarian take and mentioning something I spaced on in the original post: There's a very large percentage of bloggers who don't need, want or desire access to the press box; that want to be fans on a soapbox or caustic commentators that aren't beholden to a team employee dangling a credential like a carrot. To them, we raise a glass."

...wow and I'm honored to get such a ridiculously nice mention from Greg, who runs by far the best hockey blog on the web.

6 comments:

Dan W said...

I had just read that. Awesome man. Youll probably get some readers from this too.

AnnoyingJoe said...

@Dan - Plenty of trollers at least, I'm sure. But I think thats just a testament to how clear, concise, informative and unbiased this blog is.

For me, this is by far the most comprehensive Ranger blog there is and I think it exemplifies the quality of Ranger's fans as a whole; intelligent, passionate, knowledgeable and maybe a little too optimistic.

Kudos well deserved.

Bryan said...

nowhere I would rather go to get my NYR news then this blog. Keep it up Kevin!

Rick said...

Glad to see the recognition. Good job.

LI Joe said...

congrats kevin

Kevin DeLury said...

Wow guys totally appreciate the kind words. But this blog is as successful as it is b/c of the readers.

As I always say, this blog is not part of a blog network that has deals with Yahoo!, SI and others to place their blog posts on the team pages or part of a television network, the only reason it has gotten so popular is by word of mouth that has been spread by the readers.

And for that I will be eternally thankful.