In the Gazette Sports section this morning there is a little blurb that Herb Zurkowsky wrote an article on Samuels' and Santiago's departure, but don't look for an article - there isn't one! To find out more info, you have to go to alsinsideout.com!
The Als are the defending GC champs and have had one of the most successful sports franchises this city has seen in years. The Canadiens of recent years can hardly be viewed as "successful". I know, I know, this is a hockey town! I also realize that the city just hosted the NASCAR event and it deserved space, especially since one of its native sons finished in the top three and that this may sound like a rant from an "Old Fart".
Be that as it may, I find it rather bush league to not allow some room for Als' news. To me, this is an example of the lack of publicity for the CFL. I feel confident that had we been an NFL franchise, there most definitely would have been an article published regarding the release/signing of players.
So, what's the deal? Does the Gazette feel that Als' news is not that newsworty? Has someone fallen asleep at the switch in the Als' Publicity Department? Or, (and I shudder to think about this!) is that there are simply not enough Als fans in this town to warrant continued updates in the Gazette?