Everyday, including today, we bring you the Wilderness Walk. The links and news you can read to get your day started, or to use to avoid doing actual work. For the last three and a half years or so, this task has fallen to me. With the growth of the site, and added demands from the real world, bringing you the Walk has become exceedingly difficult to fit into my schedule.
Yesterday, I reached out to the Wilderness for some help, and three writers answered the call. These are people you have met before here on Hockey Wilderness, and I am confident they will do a great job. As always, if you have read something you feel we missed, share it in the comments, and we will keep a closer eye on those sites we may be missing.
If you would, please welcome Tony Wiseau (formerly Georgie Fruit), Dan Czarnecki (aka WiMinnesotaWildFan), and Aaron Holm (The Nooge). Your Wilderness Walk Trail Guides.
Tony (Wednesday Through Friday)
Tony Wiseau currently hails from Superior, WI, where he recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, with a semi-useless degree in Theatre/Mass Comm/Writing. He is a big fan of hockey and baseball, a huge comedy and music snob, and actually just a pretty big snob in general, particularly for someone who wears sweatpants as frequently as he does. The loves of his life are the short-lived television series, Firefly, his girlfriend, Alicia, and his Corgi/Lab mix, Doug Funnie.Tony Wiseau currently hails from Superior, WI, where he recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, with a semi-useless degree in Theatre/Mass Comm/Writing. He is a big fan of hockey and baseball, a huge comedy and music snob, and actually just a pretty big snob in general, particularly for someone who wears sweatpants as frequently as he does. The loves of his life are the short-lived television series, Firefly, his girlfriend, Alicia, and his Corgi/Lab mix, Doug Funnie.
Aaron (Sunday Through Tuesday)
It's been a real pleasure to walk with all of you daily through the wilderness, talking anything hockey and occasionally drifting into the nether regions of advanced statistics and HWSNBN. I don't know anyone who is a fan of writing about themselves and I'm no different, so I'll keep this short. My life is pretty much an open book, I have 2 beautiful children and a step-daughter as well with the lady of my life. In the really real world I work in the mundane world of IT as an EDI analyst right here in the Twin Cities.
I've been a fan of all things hockey ever since I was a child growing up watching the Minnesota North Stars at the old Met Center in Bloomington. I recall watching every game I could, standing in front of the TV with my baseball glove in one hand and a hockey stick in the other, making all the greatest saves along with the likes of Jon Casey, Kari Takko and Don Beaupre. My heart was crushed after the 92-93 season when the North Stars moved to a city that has no ice. I still followed hockey, adopting teams along the way and new heroes like Pavel Bure and Patrick Roy. On June 25, 1997 the healing process from a lost franchise finally started to take hold as the announcement of Minnesota being awarded a new NHL franchise was made, and then October 6, 2000 I was whole again as the Minnesota Wild took to the ice for their first regular season game. Hockey was back!
Hello, my name is Dan Czarnecki. I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but I am now attending college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The whole reason I got into the Wild is because I'm interested in seeing what pro hockey is all about. After all, I'm now in the State of Hockey. Wisconsin only has one really big college hockey team, and their AHL team, the Admirals, but that's about it. I went to some Admirals games a couple years back, as well as one of my high school team's hockey games, so I know a little bit about the sport.
Editor's note: We now have writers who spend regular time in four different countries writing for Hockey Wilderness. JS in Canada, Juuso in Finland, Dan Chan in Hong Kong, and now Dan Czarnecki will represent Wisconsin. Welcome to America, Dan!
Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere. I'm just relinquishing a bit of the iron fist control I have held over your daily links. It has been a true pleasure being your dam tour guide for all these years. Please save your dam questions until the end of the dam tour. Take all the dam pictures you like.
Please welcome the new guys.