An Open Letter To All HTR Readers

Okay – let’s see how “hard up” the admins are for new material.

Periodically I hear grumblings from the masses regarding:

A.) The quality of articles being posted.

B.) The fact that certain people (I have been accused of this, although I think “Leaf Expert” has me beaten handily) have their articles published on a fairly regular basis.

Now, this may never be posted, since, believe it or not, many of my articles never see the artificial light of day (“too inflammatory”). Hopefully it is, since it’s something I harbor relatively strong feelings about.

We have a saying here at work – “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. In other words, no one is allowed to complain unless they have a viable solution to the situation.

In case you haven’t noticed, there ain’t diddly-doodly happening in the world of hockey at the moment. If we just took the site name literally and wrote, as several wags have suggested, about nothing but “trade rumors”, this would turn into either “The Weekly World News” or a Larry Brooks column (same thing).

Here’s an open challenge to all of you who are content to sit back and disparage the posted articles: Instead of incessantly carping about their quality, WRITE ONE! Participate! Dazzle us with your brilliance! Don’t hide your light under a bushel!

Hmm….not as easy as you thought, eh?

Let’s get the excuses out of the way:

“I don’t have time” – I’ve never written anything for here that took longer than 30 minutes (and it shows, too…).

“I submit, and they don’t get published” – join the club. Keep trying. I can guarantee you there is no “old boy” network here, since I’m still a “rookie”.

“I don’t know what to write about” – again, join the club. Many people say I write about “nothing”. Just “wing it”, and be creative.

Look at it this way – for every article you get published, that’s one time you don’t have to hear me………that should provide some motivation.