“Now you see it everywhere around the league. It’s not that big a deal. I think the hard-core, established media, we were kind of leery at first. We were kind of like, ‘Oh, my goodness, what’s going on here? Are these guys going to take our jobs?’ But three, four years into the experiment, we all coexist. They do their thing; I do my thing. “We’ve kind of become friends with them. They link to my stuff. I link to their stuff. They sometimes use a level of snarkiness and opinion that I can’t get into my stuff as a reporter. I read their stuff and I enjoy it.” -Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post talking about hockey bloggers or to the point, the bloggers following the Washington Capitals. More for an in-depth look at those bloggers by Tim Leone of the Patriot-News at Pennlive.

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