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Writers protest by withholding votes

Updated: April 4, 2011, 12:25 PM ET
ESPN.com

Hockey writers from three New York-area chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association will not vote on the NHL's postseason awards in response to a season-long dispute over the loss of a credential from blogger (and former New York Islanders employee) Chris Botta.

The Islanders revoked Botta's credential in November over coverage critical of the team. At the time, he was writing for AOL Fanhouse and ran his own blog, Islanders Point Blank. The blog initially was a team-funded ...

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