Hi, Snakes fans and faithful readers. This is my final post of the 2009-2010 season. Time for this weary writer to take a little break and focus on other things for a while...
Other things? Besides hockey? Shocking, I know, but there are a few..haha.
Thanks to all of you who read this blog faithfully. Several commented, but I'm told many of you read and enjoyed it. I appreciate the many who came up to me at the Snake Pit and commented on something I'd written. Feedback...good or bad...is important to a writer. That's what we're here for...to inform and occasionally entertain you.
I appreciate the opportunity to cover the Snakes and have thoroughly enjoyed writing this blog. This was an eventful year and I've had to write things that weren't always positive, but that's part of the job. I'd have no credibility with you, not to mention personal integrity, if I presented this season as all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. :)
A special thanks to the players. It's very easy to cooperate in good times. To smile when you're the chosen one after a loss takes a special person. The guys may have wanted to cross-check or slash me many times, but they were unfailingly pleasant and professional.
I told him this last night, but want to thank him publicly. Orrin was such a pro in Biloxi after the season-ending loss. It had to be the most dreaded interview of the season, but Orrin and I made it through. Thanks so much, Orrin.
Nothing more to say about Craig except that he's definitely struggling. Still facing him is the unenviable task of cleaning out his gear...and his beloved Jagger's.
Did you know that Jagger has his own stall in the locker room? Complete with little skates and name plate. :) So cute.
A special thanks to Jerome. A gentleman in good times and bad. Someone who makes it a pleasure to come to the rink to do something that's technically called work.
Finally, thanks to my family. Though we're all wrapped up in hockey in different ways, many times it took me away from you all too often. I love you all!!
Coming soon is my final Q and A with Jerome, Also, please check back later for news of player signings.
See ya'all later!!