BUT, there is a difference between being critical of the team and being a fairweather whiner. Completely ceasing all hockey coverage falls into the latter.
That's a bit of a stretch for a guy that goes to every Michigan hockey game. So he decided to not write about the worst Michigan team in many of our lifetimes. It doesn't make him fairweather. If anything it makes him realistic and a smart business operator to divert his attention to the basketball team and things like "SeedWatch" and "B10 Power Rankings of Power"