Monday, January 22, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen: The birth of an American Hockey Fan.

Ritch Duncan here, founder of American Hockey Fan, announcing the first of several new steps intended to expand and enhance the experience of reading this blog.

I am honored to introduce you to Jen Adams.

I'll give her the opportunity to speak for herself in a moment, but for now, it's enough to say that she is a tremendously talented and funny writer currently working in New York City.

Despite little to no prior knowledge of the game of hockey, she has been interested enough to adapt the Buffalo Sabres as her home team, follow them through the rest of the season and playoffs, and do her best to chronicle her emergence as an American Hockey Fan.

As evidence of her willingness to try new things- well, duck and cover motherfuckers, this chick has, with an open mind, eaten Pupperoni.

Under the tutilage of myself, AHF co-contributor Ben Zelevansky, and other friends of American Hockey Fan, she will be pointed towards great games, rituals, past video clips, movies, and events that we feel are integral parts of enjoying the game of hockey.

She will be posting new original material here every Monday through the cup finals, and God knows what she'll write.

People say that hockey is hard to follow, and new viewers need new uniforms, glowing pucks, a league free of fighting and a host of new rules and regulations that open the game up to a new audience.

We'll see if that's the case.

I mean sure, it's an angle, but you gotta admit, it's at least as entertaining as the All Star Game, right?

Stay tuned.

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