Amalie Benjamin moving to NHL.com

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So, news: After 12 years (eek!), I’m leaving the Boston Globe. I’m headed for http://NHL.com, as a feature writer based in Boston.
Amalie Benjamin is heading to NHL.com. I never heard the full story of why the Sox beat writer to features writer to NHL beat writer transition happened, but I guess she likes the NHL enough to stick with it. I have no strong feelings about her writing; she seems competent and is a solid, unannoying Twitter follow.
 

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Amalie Benjamin is heading to NHL.com. I never heard the full story of why the Sox beat writer to features writer to NHL beat writer transition happened, but I guess she likes the NHL enough to stick with it. I have no strong feelings about her writing; she seems competent and is a solid, unannoying Twitter follow.
Plus she's murdered Joe Haggarty on Twitter before. Which is always a positive.
 

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Good for her, both for making that transition from MLB to NHL without skipping a beat. As big a buffoon as Haggerty is, the best part of that whole Twitter exchange was the ultimate pot-calling-the-kettle-black moment:


The Haggerty-Murphy bromance is positively Randy & Lahey-esque
 

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Since when does James Murphy know hockey? His track record is Eklund-quality.
 

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Hijacking the thread a bit (apologies) but my favorite was Haggerty's hare-brained Marchand for Marleau proposal, that Murphy then took and ran with as if it were on the table.

Clowns like that deserve each other
 

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Yesterday NHL.com hired long-time Bergen Record Devils beat reporter Tom Gulitti to cover the Devils. The NHL must be offering good money. I imagine it'll hire a few more like Gulitti and Benjamin.

http://fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174987/preparing-for-a-farewell-to-fire-and-ice-1.1535140

MLB Advanced Media, MLB's online arm, is paying $100 million a year for all NHL online rights (NHL gets 10 percent stake in MLBAM) so the NHL has a bunch of money to spend on reporters.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/what-you-really-need-to-know-about-nhl-deal-with-mlb-advanced-media-152216304.html

Word is that the Globe will not replace Benjamin until next season.