So Clutch, Cronie and I were having a conversation on like...the 99th page of KLee's 'latest' thread - which was weeks old. And one of us suggested that we start our own site for hockey talk. We all agreed - and there was actually a 4th guy involved: Jamvan, but he had to leave to work on another sire - and Clutch put it into motion. Once he had set it up, Cronie and I helped him with the layout and we started to post and post and post and post. That's one reason what I have 8000 posts or whatever it is, there was no time to lose. If we were going to do this right and have a successful little site, there had to be threads aplenty as well as good articles/blogs to read.
I haven't blogged as much as I'd like to, but them's the breaks when you're not getting paid. I like posting, but I like to blog as well. More will come soon enough.
I've had excellent convos with almost all of you at one time or another, but some of you I'm still getting to know and vice versa.
As for the name, it used to be 504Heater and that was a name I held quite dear. When Marian Hossa got traded for Dany Heatley, I felt the same way as I did when Muckler signed Hasek. Is this player damaged goods? It turned out that he could score when given the opportunity to play with a playmaking center and a legend like Alfie. 50 goals his first year - barely. The nickname was born.
The second year he did it, I felt as if there was no plateau he couldn't reach. 60? 70? Was 80 an option? Who knew? Then he got destroyed by Draper and he was literally never the same. He still scores, but he's become 'common folk' among NHL snipers. Actually not even as feared as most of the 40 goal men out there. But I still loved him (although, I'll admit, last season I wanted him to be traded, I would still stand by him of course).
Until yesterday at 11:00 or whenever the bombshell broke. Heatley wants to be traded does he? Well then, Diddle you Bionic ****weed. I've defended you long enough, supported you long enough, bought a hat with your name, a shirt with your name (I thank goodness that I didn't buy that jersey with his name... ), I had a picture of you on my wall (which I tore up last night), a mini-jersey, my fiance Melanie has pictures of the Sens all over the walls downstairs (yeah, we're cool as Dung), and now we have to surgically take out every one with a one-eyed bionic, gap-toothed loser in in.
So, where to go from here? Do I take the obvious route and use AlfieforHart or something pedestrian like that, or do I use the nickname I've been toying with since I heard: SpezDispenser.
And you know what choice I made.