The Athletic’s Hailey Salvian on Journalism, Social Media, and Life on the NHL Beat; Chris with a Tale of Fake Islanders Owner John Spano




In our first discussion with a reporter on the daily beat of an NHL team, the skilled and tenacious Hailey Salvian of The Athletic provides important details about her coverage of the Ottawa Senators and now on the Calgary Flames. This is a brutally honest conversation about reporting on the NHL, developing a network of allies and sources, and learning how to deal with criticism (or worse) on social media. We are grateful to Hailey for sharing her experiences with us. Later on, Chris responds to a listener’s question about the first time he started to think John Spano may not have been the very rich guy he pretended to be while buying the New York Islanders. Host: Chris BottaExecutive Producer: Dani Rylan KearneyProducer: Pat Boyle Stick Taps: @haileysalvian, @katieJStrang, @friedgeHNIC, @JeffMarek, @SeanFitzGerald, @ian_mendes