Up to Dater: CapGeek’s Legacy Lives on After Founder’s Passing

August 31st, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

Matthew Wuest was a hero to math-challenged sports writers, which means he was a hero to about 99.8 percent of the profession. When he started a website called CapGeek.com in 2009, hockey reporters could hardly believe it was true. You mean, all you have to do is click on this website and scroll to your team, and the salaries of players will all be perfectly arranged as to their implications to the overall team cap? 

It was like the scene in the filmed version of Grapes of Wrath for print reporters who couldn't add: When the Joad family stumbles upon a FEMA-style government camp where they, you know, had running water and food at a reasonable price and...dances...on Saturday nights, Tom Joad tells the camp manager, "Ma, she ain't been treated this good in...a long while."

Wuest, a former reporter with Metro Halifax, died of colon cancer on March 19 of this year, at age 35. He disbanded CapGeek.com shortly before his death, and the site lives on only in archived form. For several weeks, there was no place to go for hockey people to explore the increasingly relevant world of salary-cap information. 

Enter Tom Poras ...

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