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Sorry about getting back to you so late, Tom. I don't recall the article in question, but odds are the citations were for specific rumors or direct quotes. Those require attribution regardless of whether or not the stories were published within the breaking news cycle.
No problem, Tom. Glad to see the Rangers are finally turning things around!
Your rangers article is re-directing to the wrong place...
Tom! What's good my friend.
Appreciate you saying that. It honestly hasn't been too tough.. I've always said that I am a bigger fan of the game than any one team, and I think they wanted to test that by putting me on the Blackhawks for a while.. ha.
Kidding aside, I could never take issue with such a well-run organization like Chicago. They have so many good player and are so fun to watch, how could I complain?
Hope this finds you well and that Rick Nash does not have a concussion.
The Martin St. Louis slide was actually the only one with a problem. It only had his name and not the team name, like the other slides. Thanks!
Hey Tom - good point about the report being old. My understanding is that citations should be used with any direct quotes, though. (From a Content Standards email to editors: "Writers should provide an accompanying citation whenever their hyperlinked source references breaking news, rumors, direct quotes or paraphrases that are exclusive to one source.") Also, I just looked at it again, and the beginning of the quote was probably fine the way you had it (originally I had thought some words were out of order). But I do think it's a little clearer with the beginning of the author's sentence included.
I hope you see my comment on the Top 10 Plays from Top 10 Players article you posted. You owe this entire website an apology for rating Ovechkin the #1 RW in the league AFTER not putting him in your top 10 overall. You published a biased article, and you should come clean. And if you truly think Ovechkin is not top 10, I PUBLICLY CHALLENGE you to a debate regarding Ovechkin's top 10 status. You think you know hockey? Prove it. I await your reply.
Hi Tom. Thanks for reaching out. I had been following AP Style on italicizing newspaper titles. I will definitely look into it further and see what B/R says on the subject. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
Thank you. Glad to see somebody grasps the concept of the article.
Thanks for following up, Tom. I haven't seen the line break before, but luckily it looks the same as it did before I removed it. Not sure what spell check was doing with repertoire - I had to Google it because I didn't know the right spelling myself. :)