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    Thumbs up Katie Strang Re-Assigned to Detroit Tigers of MLB

    @KatieStrangESPN: Quick life/work update: I have been reassigned to cover baseball for ESPN. Starting today, I will be covering the Detroit Tigers (1/3)

    @KatieStrangESPN: To my hockey followers/friends: Promise to keep one eye on pucks and chime in when I still can, so don't leave me just yet! (2/3)

    @KatieStrangESPN: Will always be a hockey girl at heart. A sincere thank you to everyone in this sport/community that made it feel like home. Love you all

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    Ugh. This sucks! Strang was one of the games' absolute best writers and reporters. Losing her on a full-time deal is awful.

    She's been one of the most consistently reliable, unbiased sources for information for years.
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    Hmm.. Wonder what the switch was all about? Could be something, could be nothing. Shame

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    Doesn't sound like a move she wanted, right?

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    Yeah, certainly doesn't come across that way. We've seen in the past where hockey writers have left excitedly. Jesse Spector, for example, who also went to MLB. Her being "re-assigned" sounds like they basically threw her off the NHL account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    Yeah, certainly doesn't come across that way. We've seen in the past where hockey writers have left excitedly. Jesse Spector, for example, who also went to MLB. Her being "re-assigned" sounds like they basically threw her off the NHL account.
    That sucks of true. Like you said she covered the metro nhl teams well.

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    Knowing ESPN and how little they regard hockey they are just cutting back on their hockey budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parsley View Post
    That sucks of true. Like you said she covered the metro nhl teams well.
    Not just the Metro teams. The League as a whole. This whole Patrick Kane thing, for example, she's been instrumental in providing information about. And that's been the case for nearly every major NHL story in the last number of years. The lockout in 2013, Glendale, whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    Not just the Metro teams. The League as a whole. This whole Patrick Kane thing, for example, she's been instrumental in providing information about. And that's been the case for nearly every major NHL story in the last number of years. The lockout in 2013, Glendale, whatever.

    That's a shame then. Espn is probably screwing her over.

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    She seemed pretty well liked and respected by most in the hockey community.

    I'm sure she's thrilled to go from covering hockey to covering baseball in Detroit.

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    yeah wtf. i like strang a lot.
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    This sucks, I wonder whose Cheerios she pissed in.

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    Dayum. She wuz good. Sent her good wishes via twitter.
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    giving that its espn im surprised she isnt covering the pistons.

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