Let's say you're an editor at a major Canadian newspaper, and it's August, 2005. NHL hockey is coming back and, like any other publication in the country, you want to get an edge on the coverage, show you're the paper to read for hockey.
And it just so happens to be the year a kid they're calling 'The Next Gretzky' is coming into the league.
Granted, there will be a lot of coverage of this kid. And every paper will be running nearly every wire story that comes in.
You could do that. Or, you could do what The Globe and Mail is doing this year and send a reporter to live in Pittsburgh and get any and all Crosby-related stories there are.
Shawna Richer, last seen as a reporter out of the paper's Atlantic bureau in Halifax, wrote her first story from Pittsburgh for today's paper. Being that she has been reporting from Halifax, minutes from the young phenom's hometown of Cole Harbour, Richer has penned more than a few Crosby stories the past few years.
I'll keep my opinions to myself, but I'm curious to hear what others think of the move. How much Crosby is enough?