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As many of you are aware, earlier in the summer, the New York Islanders announced plans for the "NYI Blog Box," a consistent feature on newyorkislanders.com, where a select group of Islander fans become actual "correspondents" for the team. The Blog Box itself will be similar to the press box only in that members will be issued credentials for post-game interviews, etc. Other than that, bloggers are urged to simply be a fan. No hoity-toity press box etiquette necessary ... cheer for your team, have a beer ... whatever (just so long as you blog your experience.)

The innovative idea drew rave reviews from multiple national media outlets and, in all likelihood, other teams should follow suit in the not-too-distant future. And who wouldn't love the opportunity to "cover" their favorite team for the team web site?

I am beyond honored to announce that my article, "'Tank' is a Hefty Start," focusing on the Isles' signing of former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ruslan Fedotenko, was selected as the debut feature for the Blog Box.

That said, although the article is already posted here at my.hockeybuzz.com, I am providing the direct link to the feature on nyi.com. Check it out! And, with a little luck, watch for similar opportunities to pop up around the league soon.


Blogging for your team ... ain't life grand?
Filed Under:   Islanders   blog box   hockey   NHL  
July 8, 2007 2:59 PM ET | Delete
Nicely done, Jon. Fedotenko might well thrive under a coach who is not an out-of-control maniac who specializes in player demeanment.Congrats also on your Isles debut!
July 8, 2007 3:45 PM ET | Delete
DY-NO-MIIIIIITTTEEE JJ....seriously, congrats, man. That's great. Good blog in the first place and a great idea by the Isles.
July 8, 2007 5:25 PM ET | Delete
Congrats, Jon!
July 8, 2007 9:01 PM ET | Delete
Atta boy, JJ! Grapes would be proud....
July 8, 2007 11:09 PM ET | Delete
I read the article. Good read. Is your 79 for Yashin?? You might think about changing it, maybe to Fedotenkos #? Just a tought! Good luck with the BlogBox. LETS GO ISLES!
July 9, 2007 7:33 AM ET | Delete
631 - My 79 is for ME! Definitely NOT Yashin! (If you read any of my other stuff, you'd know I was never anywhere NEAR a fan of his!) Thanks!
July 9, 2007 9:55 AM ET | Delete
Jon - nice job... Well written and represented!
July 9, 2007 10:01 AM ET | Delete
Great job, and congrats on being the first on the BlogBox rollout, Jon.
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