I'm off the top of the hour with Lowetide, and about an hour in with Strudwick. Largely talking Oilers' rookie camp.
It isn’t easy to make money as a writer – even in sports, a field that gets more attention than (intellectually) it really deserves and which consequently has more resilience than many others. The struggles of print publications in a digital age have been widely reported on, and even many companies native to the digital space have difficulties.
Sometimes that gets forgotten, but sadly there are always reminders; good people let go for reasons other than the quality of their work. The financial realities of the media landscape are something that anyone wanting to write for a living needs to always keep in mind.