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March 1, 2010
I am excited to be a new member to Bleacher Report. I am told I always have an opinion...so I thought I'd share it with others and see how they feel. My goal this year is to bring a fresh perspective to the Los Angeles Kings, as I feel they are about to turn the corner with their young and excitingly talented squad. I have been a fan of the Kings for over 20 years, and feel this year will be the start of their greatest era as a franchise since #99 came to town in '88.
I have been a fan of hockey as far back as I can remember in all it's glorious forms. NHL, CHL, International...and get excited every spring for the Stanley and Memorial Cups, and every Christmas for World Juniors. I am a die hard London Knights fan, and was very fortunate to have attended the 2005 Memorial Cup in London as part of the Volunteer Organizing Committee, which was probably the greatest sports related week of my life. I also now Volunteer with Rogers TV for Broadcasts of OHL hockey, namely the Guelph Storm and Kitchener Rangers doing camera or other work in the production truck.
Hockey is my 1st love by a long shot, but I also cheer for the Oakland A's and San Fransisco 49ers...so needless to say, combined with my Kings, I don't get a chance to follow my own teams to the post season very often anymore. But I feel the Kings will change that trend this season.
I am a Fantasy Sports enthusiast, running my own fantasy hockey pool with friends, competing in many others. I keep in touch with great friends with our fantasy football and baseball keeper leagues which have been going for 10 + years. I am also an avid "autograph hound" and memorabilia collector, with Don Cherry, Mike Bossy, Luc Robitaille, Sidney Crosby, the 2005 London Knights team and now Wayne Gretzky being the Crown Jewels of my "signature" collection. It is always an honor to meet the legends of the hockey world.
P.S. I have finally met, shook hands and obtained an autograph from no less than #99 himself. Thanks to Wayne and Janet Gretzky for their great golf tournament last weekend in Ontario. www.gretzky.com/golf
I currently live in Brantford ON (Gretzky Country), with my wife Katy and son Owen
Thanks for becoming a fan, appreciated. Great Pic with Walter— what a solid guy he is!
If you ever need help with the Rangers games I'd love to sit in with you guys..(seriously)!!!!!
All the best!
I've already started a hockey pool for this year...drafting right now. It is a sickness...it truly is!