Found September 18, 2013 on The 6th Sens:
As a hockey news source, ESPN has some utility. Pierre Lebrun is generally regarded as one of the best in the business and occasionally, Craig Custance will put out some Sens-centric piece that is worthy of a read and with the addition of Corey Pronman as a full-time prospect evaluator is invaluable in itself, there is some value to be had investing in an ESPN Insider’s account… But, and here’s the but, with the release of its Top 100 NHL Forwards list, the news agency is doing itself no favours in building up some equity with Canadian hockey fans. Four Senators did crack the list – Jason Spezza (33), Kyle Turris (68), Milan Michalek (71) and Mika Zibanejad (94) – but the omission of Bobby Ryan is glaring. Obviously this is going to create some unbridled angst and angry fist-shaking towards ESPN, but remember Ottawa (mostly Westboro), people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. You couldn’t recognize Ryan either.

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