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Friday, July 06, 2007

Congratulations! It’s a Blog!

As a Ducks blogger, I’ve never really set huge goals for my role in Battle of California—generally, my main objectives were (a) to help legitimize the notion of a knowledgeable Duck fan, and (b) to help legitimize the notion of independent hockey blogs.

So it’s always exciting for me to see a new Ducks hockey blog emerge, especially one that is as well put-together as Anaheim Ducks.info, a new project by site-creator and Ducks fan Varius.

For now, Varius is keeping a nice watch on all Burke’s offseason moves, but based on what I’ve seen on Duck message boards, he’s going to be providing some really good commentary about the Ducks' roster and results over the coming months. Plus, his site’s already got a professional feel to it—it’s already available in over a dozen languages! (Meanwhile, I’m having trouble finding any good translation for the term “Schneidermayer”.)

So go check it out, and Varius, welcome aboard and good luck!

p.s. I do plan on updating the sidebar links sometime later this summer. If you feel your site is being unfairly left out, send me a note and I’ll get on it!


Anonymous said...

http://www.freewebs.com/citizensaint/ it will have plenty of info on all teams to help out new fans if you want to help me out send me an email I'll post your blog as a link under the ducks

Bryan said...

Ducks signing Hnidy is rather odd. Even without Niedermayer, Ducks have Pronger, Beau, Schneider, Odonnel, Huskins and Kondratiev and then theres Rome. Odd signing to me.

Earl Sleek said...

Ducks signing Hnidy is rather odd.

Yeah, I don't really have a comment on that signing until I get some solid Niedermayer news.

However, I have been debating whether I should beat an old joke silly by calling him Hnidermayer to go along with Schneidermayer.

The jury's still out on this important debate.

Varius said...

Thanks for the welcome Earl, yours is a great read that I check out daily =)

As for the moves themselves, I don't see Hnidy having a big role so I have no issue with the signing as it is an upgrade over DiPenta for a 6th/7th role.

Let's all hope Scott opts for one more go though ;p

Kate said...

Happy Birthday, Earl!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sleek!

--Patty in Dallas