I feel as excited as a geek when the new version of Everquest comes out! I live in Virginia and there are not many people who live and breathe hockey around here. If it wasn't for the boys in my men's league I might know about three true hockey fans around here.
Just to break the ice, I'll tell you that I have been around hockey all my life. I grew up in Buffalo and remember the last season the Bisons played (I was 5) and every Sabres game of every season for the first 15 years. My family had season tickets and my parents were on the board of the booster club from day one. I played hockey for the Buffalo Regals, the Buffalo Swords and junior for the Cheektowaga Warriors and the Lockport/Southtowns Wolves. I still play here in Virginia on a great beer league team.
Hockey has been my passion and obsession. I have a fairly large collection of memorabilia that includes almost 100 autographed pictures and more than 75 game worn jerseys. I have a link to my web site where you can get a look at my collection if you would like, the link is below. No matter where I go or what I do I am a Sabres fan, from watching the Phlyers skating the cup around the Aud, through the dark years and right up to these past two incredible seasons, I have been there. It is a great time to be a Sabres fan.
I want to thank Eklund for starting such a great thing, I want to thank Garth for all the awesome Sabres blogs since the beginning and I want to thank all the insane Sabres fans on this site for their insight and all the laughs. I'll be here for a long time and I hope to see all of you here as well.