I haven't been overly complimentary of Sportsnet's coverage of the NHL, but I have to admit that this piece on Alexander Mogilny is awesome. Kudos are deserved for Director of Editorial Planning and Research Marc LeBlanc, Director and Producer Jeremy McElhanney, and the entire Sportsnet crew that worked on this piece. Fantastic work!
Here is Defector: The Alexander Mogilny Story!
Who would have thought that President George H. W. Bush would have played a major role in helping Alexander Mogilny stay in the US after he defected? That's such a cool fact considering the President of the United States of America rarely gets involved in the sports arena when it comes to political persecution!
Again, Sportsnet did an amazing job on this piece, and I commend them for their efforts. If this is how investigative journalism will look for hockey going forward, consider me a fan!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!