From Ryan How the Boyle and Blake Acquisitions Wrecked the Sharks

The future isn’t very bright in San Jose because the Sharks don’t have the cap space to bolster the roster, don’t have the prospects to force their way onto the roster, and don’t have talent they can move because of either no-trade clauses or exorbitant salaries. Plus, since the team hasn’t had a first-round pick each of the last two years, there isn’t much promise in the pipeline. The Sharks would have a first-round prospect and a little more cap space if they hadn’t made the Blake-Boyle moves.

via – Ryan Garner – How the Boyle and Blake Acquisitions Wrecked the Sharks.


  4 comments for “From Ryan How the Boyle and Blake Acquisitions Wrecked the Sharks

  1. wavesinair
    July 15, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Really enjoying the blog quisp! The only thing I’d suggest is to make it more clear what words are yours vs. someone else’s. For instance, in this post, I read the paragraph “The future” thinking it was written by you. After reading the Garner article, I realized it was written by him. I’m always unsure when I make a visit here. Also, why the three spellings of quisp, qwisp, kwisp? Not able to choose one? Anyway, keep it up!

  2. qwisp
    July 15, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Good points! The way it’s supposed to be is this: quote blocks (like the one from this post) are indented and italicized and followed immediately by a link in the format “via [link]”; my writing is flush-left and not italicized. However, sometimes, as with this post, WordPress doesn’t automatically post the quote blocks the way it’s supposed to. For example, part of the point of the blog is for me to be able to grab bits of articles I think are interesting and post them directly to the blog without having to visit the blog; I simply select the text I want to appear in the blog and hit a button on my (Safari) bookmark bar. Sometimes when I finally visit the blog (which might be an hour or two later or more) I find that the formatting didn’t “travel” the way it’s supposed to. I then make corrections, as I have in this case. I considered changing the font or the color of the quoted text to set it apart even more, but that’s fairly labor-intensive in WordPress. So for now, as a mom and pop operation, it may have to stay as is. Maybe I’ll add a note in the right margin to clarify.

    As far as the name, “Quisp” was taken on WordPress, so I went for the variation. It’s annoying. It will be resolved at some future time if I outgrow WordPress and decide to self-host (and can therefore have any name I damn well please).

    Thanks for the too kind words.

  3. wavesinair
    July 15, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Yeah, even something as simple as “I thought this was an interesting paragraph from the Garner article…”

    • qwisp
      July 15, 2009 at 1:18 PM

      Which is why the post title is usually “From so-and-so at such-and-such: headline.” When I don’t manually format it as such, WordPress puts the quoted source at the end of the title, which I think is less clear.

      Putting it in the body of the post might be easier. Thanks for the idea!

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