Most every blog out in the Rangerverse is reporting that Glen Sather signed a WHL defenseman named Sam Klassen. He is a defensive defenseman who people in the know think will compete for a spot in Hartford, but instead will likely head to Charlotte. That is the ECHL. AA hockey. The Rangers added a defenseman that Jess from Prospect Park called a "depth signing ... with limited offense." A defenseman who will play AA hockey, and everyone is talking about it.
It isn't like there aren't a lack of arguable topics at the NHL level. Why isn't Sather signing Brandon Dubinsky? Who does Nik Zherdev think he is, Pavel Bure? Should he be given a captaincy, do you think Wade Redden realizes how many people will yell "I know what that A stands for and it ain't assistant!!"
Actually, those topics have pretty much been addressed already. We've done mock lines, cap estimations, trade proposals ...
Do we all feel we have to jump right on any nugget of news? I know I do, if only to be thorough. But what are we getting out of it? On a writing level - I feel that as long as I keep writing, I keep honing my craft. As an obsessed puckhead I feel a degree of guilt for each day that goes by without a post - if only because I keep looking at all of the other pages that remain static for days and weeks at a time and feel a degree of frustration. I know that I will keep hitting those bookmarks again and again but how about you? Would the frustration stop you from coming back?
As we reach for stories and opine over minutia, could something that was said or written possibly turn you off? Basically, what is the risk/reward for calling out Sather's folly for signing some 20 year old kid who will likely never make the show?
This isn't to say that I am about to stop (sorry haters), but more to spur debate.