A Different Source for News
When the news report broke the other day that Patrick Roy had been offered the GM and head coaching positions with the Colorado Avalanche, the source of the story was more interesting in some ways than the story itself.
Delivering the news in this case was ruefrontenac.com, a news source you might not be familiar with unless you've been tracking the labour situation at Le Journal de Montreal where more than 200 journalists and workers have been locked out for several months.
The locked-out employees have since started up their own web site with news, sports and even classified ads, and it was there that the story on Roy first appeared. Le Journal, of course, is still publishing, so it was embarrassing for that paper to get beat by its own locked out workers.
Some don't like unions and that's fine. But its not hard to appreciate that at the same time ownership is trying to demonstrate the paper is bigger than mere employees, the employees are mounting an effective counter-attack that demonstrates its the employees that make a paper.
It'll be interesting to see if Roy ends up taking the job, both in Montreal and Denver where the Avs are desperately in need of a personality to get them back on the map again in a city where the Broncos are king and the Nuggets are attracting all kinds of attention these days.