I want to thank everyone who trusted us by subscribing to read our texts in French, and apologize that it’s suddenly over. Also, sorry for not responding yesterday, it was a tough day. Thank you.
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 13, 2023
This is sad news for the team’s beat, because Marc Antoine Godin was (and still is) recognized as one of the best journalists in the business. Following the announcement of his departure, a multitude of his fellow journalists took the time to salute his work, as he is excellent at what he does.
One question, in particular, came up a lot on Twitter after the news broke. Will The Athletic continue to offer French-language content, even after Godin’s departure?
I’m very sad that our French service will end like this, but obviously this decision is out of my control. – Arpon Basu
It’s a real, real shame. And it’s sad that it’s come to this.
After all, The Athletic’s original mission was to provide appropriate regional coverage in all markets. This will no longer be the case in Montreal.
Obviously, all this has and will have consequences for the platform, which is already starting to see some readers cancel their respective subscriptions. Take a look at the comments on Arpon Basu’s tweet that I inserted above.
– We’ve been waiting for confirmation. And now it’s done.
– New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 13, 2023
– Patrick Sharp began his career with the Flyers.
OFFICIAL: We have named Patrick Sharp to the position of Special Advisor to Hockey Operations. https://t.co/NAtdyyMHRV
– Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 13, 2023
– Money is beautiful!
A fan has purchased two seats on the center ice glass closer to where the Knights will shoot twice tonight.
Paid $30,392 for the pair on @TickPick.
– Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 13, 2023
– The Panthers are banged up.
To remind, Tkachuk, Montour, Gudas, Cousins and Luostarinen didn’t practice with Panthers yesterday. https://t.co/cZlPgnGtdd
– Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) June 13, 2023
– There’s only one right answer to this question.