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New Sabres beat writer for the Buffalo News

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1 minute ago, woods-racer said:

Seems like a nice guy with an upbeat attitude.

That should get beaten out of him soon enough.

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He's being brought in to smooth over the relationship with PSE, no way he does anything to mess with that mission.  The question is, how much long Harrington lasts after this guy is fully on-boarded.

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2 minutes ago, ... said:

He's being brought in to smooth over the relationship with PSE, no way he does anything to mess with that mission.  The question is, how much long Harrington lasts after this guy is fully on-boarded.

Harrington with a nice journalistic feature on “Team Mittelstadt” today.

The Athletic has really forced him to pull up his entitled socks.

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1 minute ago, dudacek said:

Harrington with a nice journalistic feature on “Team Mittelstadt” today.

The Athletic has really forced him to pull up his entitled socks.

Mike has always written nice journalistic features. Except when he doesn't, which doesn't change the fact that he has. Always.

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6 minutes ago, ... said:

He's being brought in to smooth over the relationship with PSE, no way he does anything to mess with that mission.  The question is, how much long Harrington lasts after this guy is fully on-boarded.

Info on this? I don't even think TBN and PSE have a bad relationship to begin with.

1 minute ago, PASabreFan said:

Mike has always written nice journalistic features. Except when he doesn't, which doesn't change the fact that he has. Always.

Absolutely.

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3 minutes ago, Eleven said:

Info on this? I don't even think TBN and PSE have a bad relationship to begin with.

The rocky relationship was detailed somewhat in the BNews Going Downhill thread and chronicled throughout the years on this site.  That's all you need to synthesize the situation.

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1 hour ago, ... said:

He's being brought in to smooth over the relationship with PSE, no way he does anything to mess with that mission.  The question is, how much long Harrington lasts after this guy is fully on-boarded.

My take (which I've given before on other hirings) is that he's the sort of talent TBN will be looking to hire going forward -- young, cheap, multimedia-friendly, apt to move on in a few years.

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11 minutes ago, That Aud Smell said:

My take (which I've given before on other hirings) is that he's the sort of talent TBN will be looking to hire going forward -- young, cheap, multimedia-friendly, apt to move on in a few years.

That's the state of the media in general right now, so, yeah.

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3 hours ago, dudacek said:

Harrington with a nice journalistic feature on “Team Mittelstadt” today.

The Athletic has really forced him to pull up his entitled socks.

Agree

He took a decided turn to a more aggressive self-promotion as well as creating more articles on his Twitter about the same time The Athletic was poaching talent

It's survival for TBN at this point the way local papers are going

My fault with virtually all Buffalo sports journalists, they too often "mail it in" and don't put forward the effort to do pieces like Harrington did on Mitts and his family -- or investigative pieces that Tim Graham has done in past --- in today's world of social media, we don't need a regurgitation of stats, scores or quotes as much as we need insight and informed opinions

 

 

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4 hours ago, shrader said:

That should get beaten out of him soon enough.

 

I give him 4 years.

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4 hours ago, IKnowPhysics said:

How long until a) his first Twitter fight, and if he's a real BN Sports heavyweight, b) his first locker room fight?

I can see a potential disagreement between Harrington and the new scribe already 

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That very last bit in Harrington's Twitter bio hints at so much that is problematic about him.

Hey, Mike: It is not about you. It isn't. Ever.

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That's hilarious.

 

Not sure the new guy is even in Buffalo yet and there's already drama.

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