Hockey is back. Finally. We have been waiting a long time, through far too many meetings and negotiations. In the end, it doesn’t matter how fair the deal was, or who was to blame. All we care about right now is that we finally have our new favorite sport back. The WTHII crew has been through a lot in the past two years, both personal (sorry for not being around guys, we really
are) and of course, going through two lockouts in two years in our two favorite sports. We have done our best to not become jaded and are excited to come back and bring with us a new blogging model. Blodel. Nope, scratch that. Never using the phrase Blodel again.
Here is what you can expect more of throughout this season:
- More multimedia content. This means more Create-a-Caption, which was a reader favorite. This means more videos, images, soundbites, and whatever else we can dig up that is even tangentally related to the great sport of ice hockey.
- More original articles. We realize we aren’t the best at in-depth hockey analysis. We realize we don’t know the history of the league as well as we should. We also realize that you can get that stuff from other blogs run by men much more boring than us. We promise to keep bringing our unique brand of parody and satire that people loved last year. The only thing we’ll change is frequency. You want to hear more from our house doctor, Doctor Zamboni? We’ve got that. You want to read more of our Inside-the-Locker-Room transcripts? Those are coming. You want to know who Claude Giroux would ride on a tandem bike with? We know.
- More utilizing our Twitter account, @icingbloggers. We know. We know. We have a twitter and we just don’t use it. That is changing. Our Twitter will be just as important to follow as our blog. There will be original content, media heckling, and of course our patented “Drunken Knee Jerk Analysis.” No filter. No editors. Just raw, drunk, WTHII writers, keeping it real, for the kids.
- More more more. We have a lot on the docket. We have original content that should hit the blog later this week. Keep an eye on our twitter (again, @icingbloggers) to be abreast (huehuehue) of the situation.
Now that we’re done with that, time to watch some hockey!
Games we will be watching and covering on twitter this afternoon are as follows. Twitter posts by Brett will be signed -BD or something silly probably. Twitter posts by Bob will be signed -Bob.
WINNIPEG JETS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS. Covered by Brett.
PITTSBURG PENGUINS @ PHILLY FLYERS. Covered by Bob.
Brett and Bob will be jointly covering all games, flipping around all over the place. But specifically, we will be watching:
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS. Covered by both Bob and Brett.
The late evening games will be covered by Bob and Brett’s drunk alter-egos. Sir Sassypants and Professor Manfield von Highfivenstein. That coverage may be spotty.
For a full list of games, go to: http://www.nhl.com/ice/scores.htm#?navid=nav-scr-main