It seemed like it was only yesterday that a Twitter account called General Fanager was being promoted by many hockey television personalities and journalists. The account and accompanying website, launched in May of 2015, was a website that displayed and broke down the contract details of every hockey player involved with each of the 30 National Hockey League organizations. But almost as quickly as it become the go-to place for player information, it has been shut down.
Its creator, Tom Poraszka, has accepted a position with the new NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and will be a Hockey Operations Analyst for the the 31st NHL team. Previously, the website CapGeek covered most of the information sought after by many until it unexpectedly shut down in January 2015. Poraszka went through many members of the media, agents, and many others with inside-NHL knowledge to create the website that very quickly gained credibility and was sourced by many media members when writing or speaking about newly acquired players in trades or signings. Until a new site emerges from the mist, it looks like we will be relying on the hard working talent we see in the Twitterverse, including (but certainly not limited to) Bob McKenzie, Elliotte Friedman, and Pierre LeBrun.