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MN • United States • 2009 Years Old • Male

Life or Death

Posted May 31, 2007
Last Friday, as I waited to board a homebound plane from Halifax, I was leafing through the Globe and Mail. Two excellent articles about the potential franchise move and the lack of print coverage for the Stanley Cup finals shared a page with…the Birth and Death Notices. Of all the ironies. The announced sale of the Predators is nothing short of a Death Notice. Balisillie has been very cle... Read More »

NASCAR-style Marketing Crashes

Posted May 8, 2007
The off-season is fast approaching, and while I don’t want to short cut the glory of the playoffs, we’re about to be subjected to another round of rumored expansion plans and rule change proposals to boost next year’s numbers. (Remember the “buffalo” nets?) I don’t know if you were following the recent “big” news out of NASCAR, but it bears mention. (Don’t go away, this real... Read More »

Homer ain't just for Simpson

Posted April 13, 2007
You get an incident like a knee-on-knee hit from Hartnell to Cheechoo and you can figure out very quickly where somebody stands. So Hartnell is headed to jail in San Jose and Cheechoo is getting an Oscar in Nashville. I don’t have any idea why people are so convinced that the sun rises and sets over their home teams. “Real” hockey fans know that there is ebb and flow to hockey. Sometim... Read More »

What is it?

Posted April 11, 2007
What is it about this game that gives us all that warm, fuzzy my-favorite-player-just-scored-the-game-winner feeling? Or that cold, dark please-oh-please-let-us-come-back feeling? Really, that feeling you only get from hockey. Like most of the hockey fans I know, I love this game. I mean love it. We sit around talking about stats, and the state of the game. Or whether the trap has a place... Read More »

About Me

Favorite Teams

Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators

Most Hated Teams

Respectful dislike of the Red Wings, but no hatred

Favorite Players

Ray Bourque, Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, Joe Thornton, Cam Neely, Marian Hossa

Best Hockey Memories

Skating from one end of the 2 mile frozen lake to the other, passing the puck around with my family. Back-to-back championship shutouts. Hockey games in Bern Arena. HHOF Visit (of course). Reffing the Ducks players-fans games.

My Hockey Teams

Currently a UFA. Accepting contract offers for the 2007-2008 season.

As a hockey player, I compare to...

I compare favorably to some of the best goalies you've never heard of.

Favorite HockeyBuzz Bloggers

Dan Tolensky, Bill Meltzer

Favorite Websites

Hockeybuzz (duh!), Inside Hockey, THN