This is about the time of the off-season that we typically put up a post, thanking the readers for their support, and thanking the significant others for their patience. So we won’t stray from tradition….here’s the end of season thank you post.
Oh, and we’re not retiring again. Let’s just get that out of the way.
Thank you very much for reading and participating on this site. I really cannot say that enough. After closing down the Short Shifts blog at the end of last season, I really didn’t know what was going to be in store for this year. Hockey news was happening in the summertime, and my first thought would be, “Oh! I’ve got to go get a post up about that!” And then I’d remind myself that I didn’t have a legit place to write it.
As the new season approached, our friend Charlie Larson with the Admirals introduced me to Jason Karnosky — an actual clinically trained bona fide WRITER. And we decided to put this little blog together.
I wanted this site to be different than Short Shifts so that it would be more discussion-driven, and less beat-writery. And again, I must thank you for embracing this platform in that way. A Roundtable isn’t a Roundtable unless lots of voices are heard.
And I must also compliment you on your temperment. There are some sites where the fans are just brutal to each other, making people like me more of a babysitter than a moderator. Disagreement drives discussion, but disrespectful rhetoric doesn’t work out well for anybody. The fact that there’s only been a handful of comments that I’ve needed to edit for content or delete, it speaks volumes to the character of the fans. So thank you for that.
Specific thank yous…..
Thank you to Jason for providing a lot of the non-gamestory content each week. You are an absolute pro, and you brought a kind of credibility to the table that I just don’t have in me!
Thank you to Sutty, for being hilarious, and for stepping up to the plate as a writer, instead of just a twitter guy. The off-season is UNDER THERE!
Thank you to Andy Grebe, who helped out a lot with the audio clips that you listened to on this site.
Thanks to Kristen, for her patience, and for being more actively interested in the team than ever before. Glad we could make a hockey fan out of you. Plenty of room on the bandwagon.
And let’s thank the readers one more time. I’m not in this for the site hits, but it sure makes things a lot more fun when there are discussions going on about the team that we all love. Thank you for making this site exceed my wildest expectations.
We’ll still put content up during the off-season, so when news breaks, and you have an opinion about it, your thoughts will definitely be welcome here.
Talk to you soon.