It is my pleasure to announce that Rob The Hockey Guy (that’s me!) will be joining Vancity Buzz full-time. In exchange for Rob (talking about myself in the third person again, sorry), Vancity Buzz gave up Mason Raymond, Keith Ballard and a 3rd round pick.
The Vancity Buzz brain trust has decided to put me in charge of the hockey section of the site and I’m shutting my own blog to do it (www.robthehockeyguy.com if you’d like to see what my army of ‘pretend media’ and I have done in the past).
So who am I? I am a lifelong Canucks fan and have run my own Canucks blog since 2009. I have played hockey, coached hockey and worked briefly for the Vancouver Canucks. Above all, I love the sport and love talking/writing about it.
In the next few weeks and months you should see a bit of a change in the way we write about hockey on here. Expect to see more articles and more opinions than ever before.
What we really want to accomplish here is to make Vancity Buzz a destination for Canucks fans. This isn’t just going to be the place to see scandalous photos of Ryan Kesler anymore (although I’m sure we’ll let you know if it happens again). This is going to be a place for honest opinions by some insightful writers that know their stuff. We will criticize the team when they deserve it and will pump their tires when they earn it.
Luckily for me, we’re not starting from scratch. Omar and Jas, in particular, are already producing great articles here on a consistent basis. We have a few new writers who you’ll get to know, including some of the guys I am bringing with me from RobTheHockeyGuy.com.
I’m real excited about this new challenge and hope you enjoy reading about hockey on Vancity Buzz!