Since the blogger contest got delayed due to circumstances out of anyone's control, thought I'd put out here what I wrote. I'll be working up a new one by then...
"The Hockey Blog version of the NIT"
As you all know the fine folks at HockeyBuzz pored over hundreds of blogs submitted for the "Next Great Blogger" contest, and had the tough task of narrowing them down to the best 64. Sadly, not all of them were worthy of being included. Yes, these are the ones for whom the bubble burst, who were on the outside looking in, weren't invited to the big dance....
Geez Louise, I hate basketball.... So glad that's over.....
Rejected Contest Blogs:
- "Ways to Spend Eight Vacation Days" by Chris Pronger
- "Accessorizing: Handbags!!" by Ryan O'Byrne
- "How to Cover 6 Canadian Teams Equally" by CBC
- "The NHL Suspension Standard Explained" by Chris Simon"
- "Goaltending unimportant to Post-Season Succes" by Alain Vigneault
- "House-Hunting and Moving" by Mike Sillinger
- "Personal Time Management Tips" by Ray Emery
- "The 2007-2008 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings" by Marc Crawford
- "Our Plans to Honor the Career of Eric Daze" by Rocky Wirtz
- "The Frugal GM" by Glen Sather
- "Can't We All Just Get Along?" by Sean Avery
- "The NHL Suspension Standard Explained" by Jesse Boulerice
- "There's No Place for No-Touch Icing in the NHL" by Kurtis Foster
- "Employment: Keep your Options Open!" by Rick DiPietro
- "Who to Keep -- Who to Trade" by Mike Milbury
- "My Deep Dark Secret: I Really Do Hate Canada!" by Gary Bettman
- "Staying Healthy" by Peter Forsberg, Eric Lindros and Carlo Coliacovo
- "Pro Advance Scouting 101" by Darcy Regier
- "The NHL Suspension Standard Explained" by Todd Bertuzzi
- "Saying 'You're Crazy!' Using Only Facial Expressions" by Ron MacLean
- "I Was Never on Star Trek!" by Mick McGeough
- "Advanced Goalie Mask Artwork Techniques" by Martin Gerber
- "Keeping the Rumor Mill Alive" by Bob Gainey
- "NHL Business: Effectively Dealing With the Board of Governors" by Jim Balsille
- "Using the Media to Your Advantage" by Lou Lamoriello
- "I Don't Understand The NHL Suspension Standard!!" by Colin Campbell
- "Spending Money to Make Money" by Jeremy Jacobs
- "There are only two injuries - Upper Body and Lower Body" by Pat Quinn
- "Tiger Woods isn't the only guy making $10M for being -24" by Daniel Briere