Friday, March 20, 2009

Former V-Red Darryl Boyce interviewed by Globe & Mail

Special thanks to reader "Original Reds Fan" for pointing this out to us - the Globe & Mail has a great article about the factors influencing the decisions of major junior hockey players on whether to go to school or play minor-pro...Former UNB V-Red Darryl Boyce is profiled in the article.

Here's the link.

24 comments:

Squirrel H8TR said...

Way to copy stutommies.com . "Original Reds Fan" - HA. Nothing original here this has been posted at the STU site for a day now. At least you could credit finding it there.

Unoriginal more like it, I think you sub-conscience is trying to tell you something...using reverse psychology.

Anonymous said...

squirrel h8ter stop being a bitch. Who cares? Stop full out crying!

Squirrel H8TR said...

Nice! Very appropriate.

A wee bit sensitive?

Anonymous said...

Squirrel are you a little bit sensitive about stutommies.com? Why do you care. For one, its a big article that has a UNB player in it.. get off boyces nuts stutommies.. and if it wasn't posted on here several people wouldn't of seen it.

You're being very stupid. It's like CTV getting mad for CNN having the same news article, who cares??

BIG Squirrel H8TR said...

Like I was telling a Squirrel friend of mine, Ano, the article isn't the problem. Just don't think that people are buying "original reds fan for pointing this out" bull crap. We know where your great news scoop came from, directly or indirectly. Least you could do would be to credit the source instead of making one up.

It's over, my point has been made.

Thank you unbhockeyfans.com for your very original concept and up to date reporting.

Peter said...

I love how STU fans dont make a name dedicated to there team.. but instead make there names dedicated to there hatred towards UNB. Good work, clearly we have pissed you off for being a better organization.

peace. good luck in lak..next year!

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Wow....are you seriously getting up in arms over something as small as the source of an article that, oh by the way, was published in the most circulated newspaper in the country?? How do you know unbhockeyfans.com didn't find out about the article from another person rather than stutommies.com?? I'm sure not all of us check that site regularly these days...seeing as how STU hasn't had much news regarding their men's hockey team recently...

freelancer said...

there is a certain hockey blogger protocol to a "hat tip" or "tap of the stick" to another blogger for bringing an article to your attention. that said, it's a widely circulated article, so who knows and who cares.

PK said...

Normie, Normie, Normie, rattling the cage again :-). Waaayyy too many sensitive fans on both sides of the hill :-)

Squirrel H8TR said...

Have to do something to keep things interesting. :-)

Just like I told MJ, it's par for the course to see the rip off artists claim to be "original" when sadly, they are not.

Anonymous said...

onder what you guys feel about the value of CHSR-FM using the resources to cover the nationals. Just asking with the presence of web casts, TV, etc...

PK said...

I for one, big UNB booster and all, think stutommies.com is a great website and no doubt we borrowed from it. As for who "broke" the story.....the Globe and Mail did :-)!

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Yeah that's what I don't get...if stutommies.com wrote the story it would be different...but unbhockeyfans.com is doing the exact same stutommies.com did...crediting the source who wrote the story, the Globe and Mail...how do we know some random STU fan didn't inform the site of the article in much the same way a fan informed this site of the story...

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Whatever though...us UNB fans have Nationals to worry about...STU fans should be worrying about how Mike Eagles plans on improving their team for next year...

Anonymous said...

To answer a previous post questions about whether radio should be going to Thunder Bay, I think there a lot of fans who are a bit older who are more reliant on radio. I think it does serve a worthwhile purpose, since the radio station does games during the regular season. People tend to expect games to be done.

Anonymous said...

CHSR going is a waste of time and money. Anybody who really cares will follow on TV or on the CIS website. CHSR will just tell you UNB played great and deserved better if they lose; and played great but need to play better if they expect to win the next one if they win. Don't need to spend x thousand dollars for two parrots to do that

freelancer said...

The last comment does a great disservice to the announcers who have dutifully called your team's games all season long. No question, it is tough when you're up against a TV broadcast but just as much as the players deserve the trip to nationals, so do the announcers.

Anonymous said...

"Deserving" is not the issue or the point. It's whether or not it's a good use of resources for a student-supported radio station where there's no sponsorship. In an era of newscast, internet and TV,no. It's not like there are two journalism students learning their craft and developing their careers. Their two older guys.

freelancer said...

Two "older guys" who, as far as I know, have volunteered their time to cover the team all season long. And who's to say that the Daves don't provide superior coverage?

Anonymous said...

Superior coverage to TV should UNB make it to prime time? They could be Hughson and Simpson, which they're not, and still not be able to compete with TV. They've volunteered their time because they enjoy it I hope, and not for the idea that they "deserve" to go to Thunder Bay because of it. The fact is, the station is struggling. Their limited resources are better invested developing young talent or new shows or getting new equipment or whatever, not "rewarding" volunteers. Are they sending the producer too? I believe the producer has as much to do with getting the show on air as anybody? Does he get rewarded too?

Anonymous said...

When I stream the web feeds from the CIS site or wherever, I usually synch them to the CHSR play-by-play audio feeds. Much better to watch it called by knowledgeable people than have to listen to TSN or Rogers announcers misprounounce or players names all night, or wonder what the fans back in "Saint John" feel about that last call...

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Actuall...I thought the TSN and Sportsnet guys have done a tremendous job the last to years in terms of their knowledge about the team/players/history...much better than I thought they would anyways...

One of the Daves said...

Agree with a lot of the commentary related to the topic of CHSR but I must clear up some misconceptions put forth by one of the respondents. First of all, CHSR is only sharing costs with Dave and I going. They've gotten some sponsorship monies that will help defray some of the costs. Since Dave K. is part of the hockey program as assistant SID, a lot of his costs are being covered by the hockey program itself. And I, for one, am paying much of this out of pocket. As for "rewarding'' us for regular season coverage, that really is not the case here. If we were going with the team and merely sitting in the stands watching the games, yes, I would say "reward'' would be an appropriate term. Doing 4 or 5 broadcasts and all the grunt work involved with setting up the gear, co-ordinating a broadcast location, securing guests, etc., preparing team info, believe me, that's hardly glamorous. Factor in the writing and it's a lot of hard work. Don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful level of hockey and promoting the level has always been our priority. You have to enjoy it to stay involved for as long as we have. Part of our motivation for going is that it gives CHSR some profile in a community that needs for it to become more relevant. CHSR offers a diversfied array of programming. It's hardly mainstream so getting people in the habit of tuning in to CHSR is a good thing for the station. With CHSR also on the internet, it allows for more exposure for the station. As for two "older'' guys doing the games, well, there don't seem to be too many people out there willing to drive their own vehicle in the dead of winter to places like Antigonish and Wolfville to bring back the games. Our basic costs are covered (gas and hotel), but that's it. Everything else is out of pocket because we realize that CHSR operates on a shoe-string budget. We are volunteers and we do it for the people who enjoy the "radio'' experience and love to listen to games. I love to listen to games on the radio because it does bring back great memories. We try to be fair to all teams, all alumni, all listening fans who have their favourite teams. As for the suggestion that university students do the games, we have on occasion been asked by the station to facilitate individuals who have expressed some interest. As a for instance, we arranged for one fellow to travel with us to Moncton to get a "feel'' for what was involved, but he bailed out at the last minute because he had something going on at the social club. There's a training process involved that some are reluctant to take. I don't think people realize just how much commitment and time away is required. For a student, it can present problems, and it's understandable they don't want to spend the money, time and effort to get as involved as we have over the years. Not only that, it can be pretty frustrating when you're running around a rink looking to find a 200-foot telephone line because a school has decided to pull out a line in the press box area. Having stated that, we do the games because we enjoy the people and the environment and appreciate the fans who enjoy tuning in. And we urge you to tune in from Thunder Bay. Give credit to CHSR for giving the community something that the private stations are relucant to provide anymore. Talk radio has a home at CHSR.

Anonymous said...

The ASSISTANT SID gets his costs covered by the hockey team? Who knew they even had one?
Good thing they killed all those sports last year so the Assistant SID could go to the nationals!