Over the past week or so, the media has been telling Kichton's story and there's nothing wrong with that. It's the summer, and he's a fairly unique story. Kichton's home-town paper had a level-headed article on his "unique situation." The Winnipeg Sun, which has a reason to slant things towards the hometown Jets who selected Kichton this past June in the seventh round, called it "confusing" but didn't take the gloves off.
But the most bizarre take is Yahoo's Kelly Friesen not-so-impartially explaining that not signing Kichton is just another bad decision by the Islanders: