On Monday night the Nation Network learned, along with the rest of the hockey world, that NHL salary resource GeneralFanager.com was off-line for good.
It was only two months ago that the Nation Network consummated a deal to purchase GeneralFanager.com and bring Mr. Poraszka into the Nation Network fold in a full-time capacity. Though Mr. Poraszka notified us of his intentions to take on a tremendous opportunity with the Las Vegas expansion franchise, we didn’t have any advance notice that the site – which we attempted to buy and maintain – would go off-line.
Having a member of our team leave the Network to work in the NHL isn’t new to us. We’ve dealt with this before and we always support our employees when they get an opportunity to work in professional hockey. That’s the dream and we don’t begrudge anyone for living it.
The Nation Network regrets, however, that some of our users felt misled by our earlier purchase announcement or believed that it was an internal decision to shut down GeneralFanager.com. This perception couldn’t be further from the truth. This wasn’t our call and we were disappointed with Mr. Poraszka’s unilateral decision to shut down the site and pull out of our acquisition deal without notice.
We would like to formally apologize to GeneralFanager.com’s passionate user base. It was our sincere hope to keep the site on-line
The Nation Network remains committed to housing, or building, and maintaining a top-end publicly available NHL salary database and we intend on working hard to find a plan B. Having a site like GeneralFanager.com available for the benefit of hardcore hockey fans everywhere is in the public interest and our commitment to providing that to the on-line hockey community remains steadfast.
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