Hey everyone, it’s been a while!
I’ve been on a planned hiatus from the blog for the last month to focus on my college finals. But now that the semester is in the books, I’m getting right back to work in time for the Stanley Cup Final…and starting a brand new chapter in my writing career.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining the fine folks at SB Nation’s Fear the Fin, a San Jose Sharks blog where I’ll be covering the team’s AHL affiliate, the Barracuda!
If you didn’t know already, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and while covering the Canucks from afar is something I take great pride in, it also means there are little to no opportunities outside of my house to write about my hometown club. Which is why I decided to try something new by working at a local project in order to earn some much needed experience closer to the rink, and to meet some fellow Bay Area hockey writers.
I’m here for your Canucks content. Why should I care about your San Jose stuff?
The Barracuda play in the AHL’s Pacific Division, along with five other affiliates of the Canucks’ division rivals. So while the Utica Comets won’t be making a trip to town anytime soon, I will get the opportunity to scout some of the competition and players who Benning and Co. should be keeping an eye on.
You’re not going to stop making Canucks stuff right?
Course not! In fact, since I’m going to be adding this to my growing list of other projects, I’m planning to devote more time just to being a semi-part-time hockey writer. The Sunday Crease will still come back this September, and I’m hoping to use this summer to prep a bunch of great content for when the Canucks return in the fall.
I’m a Sharks fan who’s found your Canucks blog. Why should I expect you to be fair and impartial about my team when we’re rivals?
Because unless it’s a team that’s named after a bear and plays in the state of Massachusetts, I love any hockey I can get my hands on. Not to mention living in the Bay Area has given me a firsthand look how much time and effort the Sharks have put into growing hockey’s popularity in Northern California. Helping add to that by covering the local farm club is something I’m really excited to be a part of.
Alright, I’m convinced. Who’s your all-time favourite Sharks and Barracuda players?
Martin Jones and Nikolay Goldobin. Obviously.
Regular LITC Blog stories will return later this week, but until then thank you so much for your continued support and I can’t wait to bring you with me on this exciting new adventure! – Lach
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