Welcome Hockey Fans
Hello all you puckchasers, sharp shooters and bareknuckle brawlers. Whether you are a crosschecking goon or dazzling dangler, a nervous netminder or just a slouching spectator our love of hockey is something that we have in common.
I grew up on this game and have been a Detroit Red Wings fan all my life. Steve Yzerman was my favourite player growing up. Nowadays I cling to the last years of Nick Lidstrom (although I wouldn’t be surprised if he could play another 10 years).
Living in the golden horseshoe of Southern Ontario, Canada, (also called the centre of the hockey world…sorry Montreal), you can’t escape the allure of this wonderful game on ice strikes into the hearts of its residents.
As the air starts to cool down and October draws nearer, we will once again be forced into adding an extra layer beneath our jerseys as we pull them from our closets to mark the beginning of the 2011/12 NHL season. That still leaves us with about six weeks to prepare. If you’re anything like me you are finding any excuse to look for hockey news…even if it is in the form of checking summer training programs!
Anyway, I look forward to blogging once a week about my thoughts on league issues, trades, predictions or whatever other news comes my way as we, yes “we”, prepare for the next quest for the stanley cup.
Stay tuned to Last Word On Sports for entertaining blogs on the games you love. That is the last word.