I think there are some writers out there with very good ability. But I also think we need to acknowledge the difference between reporting and providing commentary. Reporting involves covering breaking news, happenings, and providing context by utilizing sources connected to said news or happening. Commentary, or writing as a columnist, revolves around providing one's opinion on a subject. It's primarily based on the concept of using the author's personal views as the basis for presenting a specific narrative or argument. Bob McKenzie, or even Kyle Woodlief, tend to lean towards reporting a bit more. They will quote a scout or scouts, and they'll talk to an executive or two. HockeysFuture, at various times, has done that as well. A lot of what you read out there, be it on social media, websites, whatever, is really commentary. There's nothing wrong with that, you just have to be aware that in some cases the opinions of said commentators could be even less informed than some of the posters you encounter on here. That's not calling anyone out, or directed at any specific person. It's merely to provide context to the content you may be reading, and to help you keep in mind that the audience they're often communicating with doesn't know if they're full of crap or not. On here, for better or worse, there are a handful of people who are likely to call B.S. on something, or at least providing an opposing take. On some of the other platforms, the author is in charge and the audience is less likely to push back. Admittedly, some people like it that way.