A Collection of Connect Blogs from 2008”
These pages are the most current assemblage, subject to change especially when real “book” formatting comes along. This is just so you can follow the project and alert me to any errors or omissions. All blogs listed are assembled in the draft. If you would like your blogs to be ordered differently, please let me know ASAP, I made no decisions about how to order- so if you want to lead with something stronger or more heartfelt in your personal sections- let me know! As I mentioned before, three bloggers are out of alphabetical order: Motley Su, because her Hockey Fights Cancer Blog is perfect and topical; Me, because I selfishly wanted to be No. 8 AND because I wanted to break up two consecutive Wings fans, so I also switched Kate and jleWings.
I. FORWARD – Kevin Smith (Request Pending) i
II. INTRODUCTION, THANKS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ii-iv
CH. 1 MOTLEY SU (Pens) pp. 1-10
• Hockey Fights Cancer
• Reliving “The Miracle” Through Dad’s Eyes
• Hope & Heartbreak: A Tale of Two Moms
• The HEART of the NHL
• Live for the Moment
• Hard Hitting, Soft Hearted
CH. 2 ALICIA (Flyers) pp. 10-18
• “We Believe!”
• Getting so Attached to Your Team
• Experience of a Live NHL Game …
• Jeff Carter: My Favorite Warrior in Orange and Black
CH. 3 CASSIE (TBL) pp. 18-23
• The Lightning Stretch Run
• The Zednik Injury
• Lecavalier needs a Nickname
• Women and the HHOF
CH. 4 CCD3M (Wings/Caps) pp. 23-27
• Game 1 Experience as A Wings fan in VA
• Favorite Moments from the Awards Show
• Get to know Alex Semin
CH. 5 ECPARKE (Wings/Caps) pp. 27-39
• All Aboard the Washington Ovechkin Bandwagon
• A tribute to Sean Avery
• In Defense of Sean Avery
• Ted’s Round Two Pics: Hope you like Big Reads
• A Gonzo Night of Hockey
CH. 6 GIVINITAGO (Habs) pp. 39-61
• Carpe Diem : October 21, 2008
• I’m Back!: October 22, 2008
• The day after the Morning After: October 23, 2008
• Million Miles to go: October 24, 2008
• Venting a Little: October 27, 2008
• Another Day: October 29, 2008
• Two-a-Days/11 Goals: November 2, 2008
• Restless: November 6, 2008
CH. 7 JENNA TEE (Sharks) pp. 61-69
• Oh Boy …
• Something about the Way he slams into the boards…
• You Saw it Coming
• Who is the Captain of a Team and What Does He Do?
CH. 8 JUICE IN LA (Wings) pp. 69-96
• Nothing but Love
• Oh Eight
• Cali Hat Trick I and II (edits needed)
• Mac and Drapes
• Wingers Defensemen and Goalies In the Land Of Joe
CH. 9 KATE THE GREAT (Hurricaines) pp. 94-108
• Live from NASCAR Country
• Trade Talk and Stupid Conspiracy Theories
• Down with Southern Hockey
• Goalie Smackdown 2008!
• Ode to Colesey
• All Hail “The Bod”
CH. 10 JLEWINGS (Wings) pp. 108-128
• In Defense of Hockeytown
• Meeting Chris Chelios
• Red Wings Training Camp
• The Much Anticipated Wings Fan Fest Blog
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CH. 11 LAUR (Leafs) pp. 125-144
• The Great Outdoors
• My First Time - Losing My NHL Game Virginity in San Jose
• Regular Season Wrap Awards
• The Boy Band Effect
• Play on Playa
CH. 12 Leftwing3Hugger (New York Rangers) pp. ?
• The NHL Dictionary
• NHL Coach- A Thankless Role?
• GMS-Always Sombody Eles to Blame?
• A guide to Booing
CH. 13 MACKSAYEV (Sabres) pp. ?
• Mickey Renaud Remembered
• The League and Non-English Speaking Players
• Meeting Luke Adam
• Off to Montreal I and II
• Montreal. What can I say?
CH. 14 MARJOLAINE (Habs) pp. ?
• 100 Years of Price, 110 years of MTL Canadiens Fans
• Dreams Come True
CH. 15 MICHICONSKY (Wings) pp. ?
• It’s a Blank
• Karma Bomb
• The Secret Club
• Featured Member: The Ride
CH. 16 METALHEADHOCKEYFANUK (Leafs) pp. ?
• Origins of a British NHL Fan
• The Victoria Cup
• Hockey’s forgotten Pioneers: Larry Kwong
• Stop the Moralizing!
CH. 17 RED WINGS QUEEN 19 (Wings) pp. ?
• You know you are a diehard fan when…
• Fighting in the NHL
• #19 Around the NHL
CH. 18 *NINH (Leafs) pp. ?
• Origins of 30 NHL Team Names
• NHL’s Worst Trades
• NHL’s Top 15 Stupidest Names
• How to Make your Own Hockey Jersey I and 11
• NHL’s Weirdest Superstitions
• Hockey Fight: Unwritten Rules of Fighting
CH. 19 SUPER_DAVE (Leafs) pp. ?
• End of the Dynasty (as we know it?)
• In defense of the Great One
• What if?
CH. 20 TEAL GIRL 730 (Sharks) pp. ?
• A Tale of two Cities…and two places I call Home
• A Silly word called Fanhood
• Summer school term paper
• What happens when East Coast Boys come out West
• The Worchester Chronicles
• So this is my Season Closer
CH. 21 THORN058 (Pens) pp. ?
• The Face of the NHL
• The Kimmo Timonen Story
• Luke it’s a Trap, It’s a Trap!!!!
• Raiders of the Lost Art: Argument
• Growing up in a Hockey Town
CH. 22 TWENTY TWO (Flyers) pp ?
• Teaching us to fly parts I,II and III
• Love of the Game
• Generation of Fans
• Lindros Time to bury the Hatchet
• Attacking Shootouts
CH. 23 PETS AND HOCKEY
• All In Trouble (Sharks) pp. ?
Of All Dates
Opening Day pisser
One Lucky Dog
• MChiconsky (Wings) pp. ?
Hockey Dog Gone Bad
CH. 24 THRILL OF VICTORY /AGONY OF DEFEAT
• Motley Su (Pens) pp. ?
• Yodaman (Sharks) pp. ?
• SuperDave (Leafs) pp. ?
Chill of an Early Spring
CH. 25 CONTROVERSIES
Radulov pp. ?
Kyle 720-The Skinny on Radulov
Kyle 720-Preds Suspend Radulov
Kyle 720-KHL to allow Arbitration
JHRangers- The Avery Rule ?
TxHockey-My Thoughts on Sean Avery ?
Laur - Land Of The Free, Home Of The Avery ?
Strawman64-Whipping Boy or Saviour? ?
MetalHeadHockeyFanUK-Everybody hates the Kid ?
Hockeyfan 48- Pens ?
CH. 26 RIVALRIES
Jenna Tee- I hate you, You hate me
CH. 27 DADS
Jenny Canuck- For Dad
Pens4life-Living with the enemy parts 1 ands 2 287-288
RedwingsQueen – Ice Princess
CH. 28 NEW KID IN TOWN
CCD3M- Petition for a New face
CCD3m- Mike “Game Over” Green
Jenna Tee- New guy on in the block, er league
Motley Su- Class of 2005
Twenty Two- Lucic (in process)
CH 29- LOVE OF THE GAME
True Fan – Inspired Fanaticism
Carcillo13- You might be a Hockey Fan if
THCG- Stars Training Camp fun
Yodaman-Congratulations Sergei 3
Circa- O Dallas
Ch. 30 TEAM ROSTER (Alphabetical order by Connect ID)
Annihilator Rich (Kings)
Motley Su (Pens)
Jenna Tee (Sharks)
Kate the great (Canes)
Kyle 720 (Wings)
Red Wings Queen 19 (Wings)
Teal Girl 730 (Sharks)
True fan (Dallas)
Twenty Two (Flyers)
1. Detroit Red Wings (4-6)
2. Sharks (5)
4. Sabres (2)
5. Bruins (1)
6. Hurricanes (1)
7. Pitt (3)
8. Tampa (1)
9. Phoenix (1)
10. Leafs (3)
11. Dallas (2)
12. Canucks (1)
13. Caps/Wings (2)
14. Montreal (2)
15. Canucks (1)
16. Rangers (1)
17. Devils (1)– If K. Smith plays with us.