Friendly fundraising reminder

These posts aren’t my favorite, but it’s necessary, so: I’m still raising funds to head up to Traverse City for 16 days(!) to cover the prospect tournament and training camp.

We’ve raised about $800 so far (out of a $2,000 hotel bill + approximately $500 needed to get me up, back, and keep me fed and wearing proper attire), so progress has been made, but with six days left before I leave on the 14th (yes, the tournament starts on the 16th), I’m hoping to raise another $500 to cover the hotel bill + the cost of getting me up there.

Again, I feel like apologizing for doing this, but it’s just the way things go when you don’t run commercials and you’re not a person of means (as the aunt likes to say, “What do I want? I want the big bag of money!”). Until we find the big bag of money, I’m going to be getting by on reader support, and I’m learning to not be ashamed of being the PBS/NPR of blogs.

If you wish to donate, you can use Paypal at, Venmo at, Giftly by using my email,, at, and yes, you can contact me via email if you want to send me a paper check.

I also tend to say that I am incredibly grateful for your readership and time, and that’s no bullshit. I believe that the biggest thing you can give someone is your time, and when you read this blog–and when you contribute to it–you’re literally and figuratively giving me your time. Thank you for doing that.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.