For better or worse, I am dusting off the old blog and firing up the engine once again.
Lots of reasons for resuming, but with various developments and opportunities arising, here is the bottom line:
1. I will continue covering the Blue Jackets for Inside Hockey, where you will see my game analysis and such.
2. I have started as a regular contributor to The Hockey Writers, where you will see more feature-type material, some on the Blue Jackets, some on collegiate hockey, some on hockey in general. You can check out my most recent piece on the Arena issue, where I attempt to bring some focus and rationality to the discussion. Upcoming pieces include analysis of what other cities around the league do with their arenas and hockey clubs, and a three part series on the Doug MacLean era with the Blue Jackets, looking at the reality of performance as a President, a General Manager and a Coach. Also some up-close looks at the Miami Redhawks hockey team.
3. I will regularly post items of interest to the blog here -- at least daily, with the usual blend of humor, insight and craziness.
4. I will pop my head in over at Light The Lamp from time to time, just to keep John on the straight and narrow.
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