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Welcome Yahoo! Sports to Hockey Wilderness

In a major announcement, SBNation (the home of Hockey Wilderness) has partnered with Yahoo Sports. If you head over to the Yahoo Sports Minnesota Wild page, you'll notice a new section under "News" that says SBNation and has a list of the most current Hockey Wilderness posts and links back here. This is a very exciting time for all of us here to gain exposure for our writing and to hopefully get an increase in traffic as well as new voices and additional writers and members of our community!

Our fearless leader, Jim Bankoff has written a welcome post at Blog Huddle outlining some of the changes. We encourage you to go over there, take a look and see what he has to say. But here's the key

If you are new to one of our communities, we welcome you.  On our websites, you’ll find unique perspectives, insightful analysis and passion for sports topics that are unrivaled.  We encourage you to read through posts and get acclimated to the tone, norms and quirks of the site you are visiting.

When you are ready, feel free to join the conversation or start one up.  Whether you create a new profile or use your Yahoo or OpenID credentials to register, one username and password will give you access to all our communities.  Each SB Nation site offers the same mechanisms for participating in the action via comments, FanPosts (a blog entry of your very own) or FanShots (a quick micro-post of a thought, link or photo.)  Before you post though, please remember, you are entering an established and ongoing community.  Your voice and opinions are encouraged (that’s what being a fan is all about after all), but as in any productive conversation, they should be presented in a manner that is courteous, civil and respectful of the culture that you are entering.

If you are an old-timer here, we encourage you to welcome and assist the newcomers. It can sometimes be challenging to join a new environment, so a helping hand is usually appreciated.  Cut the rookies some slack and spread the word about what they have been missing all of this time.   This is your chance to welcome new folks in a manner that is consistent with the type of place in which you want to participate.  You have the power to shape the type of community you want.

So, how can you, the reading membership, take a more active role in this community? Write! Write! Write!

Share your insight, let us know what you think about the rotating captaincy, should they trade Veilleux and Bergeron at the deadline? Did you see a great article somewhere else? Post a link to it!

I'll post a bit more about FanPosts and FanShots later today.

Anyway, welcome all!