Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas to all

I've only been blogging about hockey since July. It has been a fun ride so far. Ever since I was a little punk, I loved to write in a journal about hockey, keep scores, collect stats and compare them from year-to-year. I had a great friend in those days who I played Blades of Steel with for I don't know how many years straight. When we weren't doing that, we were playing hockey with our siblings on the pond, the driveway, or upstairs at the neighbour's house, trashing everything in sight.
That love for the game has carried on to today. Now, I can put my thoughts on a blog and share it with others, rather than in a journal hidden in my bedroom. So far, I've enjoyed it.
I've also enjoyed meeting people along the way, and would like to thank them for their company:
Temujin, who I've known for a long time, got me into blogging in the first place. I first wanted to blog after reading his.
Alanah's VCOE was the first hockey blog I ever checked out. That started something in my cranium.
Sleek's BOC was the second hockey blog I read. What a character.
I think I first ran into Reality Check at the Acid Queen's blog, in the comments section. Sweet Tea was another one of the first blogs I read because the Canes had just won the Stanley Cup, and I wanted to read a fan's perspective.
For the record, and in my opinion, Reality Check has writing skills that are nearly second to none. His historical insight and crass humor are addicting.
Tapeleg was also another inspiration. We suffered the blogger growing pains at the same time. TL inspired me to learn HTML and I copied a few of his ideas because they were so inventive for hockey blogging.
These people were supportive at Waiting For Stanley's beginnings and I want you to know that I appreciate it.
But that's not to say that I am forgetting about everyone else. For all of you that I haven't mentioned, the ones that I've met in and through the hockey blogosphere, the ones who visit here and read these ramblings, thank you very much.
Next year, I hope to keep the pace up as much as possible, and to especially develop more of an edge. We all need a little controversy.


At December 24, 2006 at 4:22 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...


Merry Christmas anyway though

At December 24, 2006 at 5:17 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Your banner looks like ass! Change it back you mad, mad fool!

I mean for God's sake, if you're going to have a Blackhawks banner, you had better damned well include Hamilton. Where the hell is Jeff Hamilton?

My God man, have you learned nothing these past six months? Gaaah!

Heh, thanks for the props.

At December 24, 2006 at 6:25 p.m. , Blogger Tapeleg said...

Wow, thanks.

I can't wait for the offseason.

At December 24, 2006 at 6:58 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Anonymous- that was kind of pukey wasn't it? Did I tell you that I like watching Anne of Green Gables? No?
Jin-Until either the Leafs or Canucks are in a playoff spot, there will be NO MORE Leafs or Canucks in the header. Fuck it!
TL-offseason? why? for all the mad blogging?

At December 24, 2006 at 11:07 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Fair enough, bud. I can almost see the Hawks making the playoffs now. Special Agent Bondra adds quite a nice punch to their offense, and as long as the Bulin Wall plays above average, Chicago could be a much more difficult team than they have been in recent years.

I should be grateful you haven't got a Panther banner with Belfour, Allen, and Roberts up there!

At December 25, 2006 at 1:34 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

No Panthers yet, anyway.
I think the Hawks will cool off and miss the playoffs. But that is an educated guess.

At December 25, 2006 at 10:26 a.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

If the Hawks make the playoffs, and the Leafs and Canucks finish the season in the tank, I'll be rooting for Chicago right alongside with you.

At December 25, 2006 at 11:32 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I got some other headers as well, not just Chicago. There is a Bobby Orr flying in the air, Arnott scoring the OT Cup winner, Kenora winning the Cup in the late 1800's, and Scott Stevens kissing the Cup.
Besides that, I don't think that a Black Hawks blog even exists! There must be too much shame from the past few years. I think the same applies to the Islanders. No blogs about them either.

At December 25, 2006 at 11:33 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

By the way, I think Hamilton has cooled off already!


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