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Re: A great example of why E9/EHF don't matter

Anon
It was a harmless article in a Mickey Mouse publication. You used the term " the media loves a story" as if this piece was written with bias to sway a segment of people. Your not an idiot...you are just not funny...that's what you were goin for and you swung and missed.
Wasn't trying too be funny at all. Not sure why you would think you can speak for me.

What I was going for was that the "Mickey Mouse" reporter decided to do a story based on the kid having a non-traditional hockey background. Think he does the same story on a kid from Coral Gables?

Doesn't look like D Boarders know much about journalism. THN is hardly a "Mickey Mouse" publication.

Re: A great example of why E9/EHF don't matter

M I C....see you real soon!...K E Y........M O U S E.......Mickey Mouse

Re: A great example of why E9/EHF don't matter

Anon
http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/the-incredible-story-of-team-usas-randy-hernandez


More important in that article and something that USA Hockey has pushed with this kid is the fact that he never played on a full season "Elite" team prior to this.

Re: A great example of why E9/EHF don't matter

The key to having a future "star" kid - is the type of aftermarket rims Daddy sticks on his Escalade. Spinning Gold ones guarantee Division 1.

Re: A great example of why E9/EHF don't matter

Funny story. First they point out "Randy Hernandez isn't the son of a famous NHLer" to try to show there was no nepotism which USA Hockey has long suffered and then the go to great lengths to point out he's a Florida kid (untapped market), a hispanic kid (untapped race), who had little access to playing on good teams (USA Hockey love$ town hockey growth).

So basically the story states "see it wasn't the troubling nepotism of loading-up with legacy kids that has plagued USA Hockey (and most of hockey in general) in the past rather it was a self serving political pick which we need more of for the sport of hockey to grow (read: membership due$) the sport in the U.S."

Good luck to the kid and good luck to USA Hockey's PR efforts.

Re: A great example of why E9/EHF don't matter

anon
Funny story. First they point out "Randy Hernandez isn't the son of a famous NHLer" to try to show there was no nepotism which USA Hockey has long suffered and then the go to great lengths to point out he's a Florida kid (untapped market), a hispanic kid (untapped race), who had little access to playing on good teams (USA Hockey love$ town hockey growth).

So basically the story states "see it wasn't the troubling nepotism of loading-up with legacy kids that has plagued USA Hockey (and most of hockey in general) in the past rather it was a self serving political pick which we need more of for the sport of hockey to grow (read: membership due$) the sport in the U.S."

Good luck to the kid and good luck to USA Hockey's PR efforts.
Spot on!