A FanHouse roundup
Here are a few posts from FanHouse that went up late last night:
The Great Russian Exodus of '07 "Ekman is perhaps the most significant player to flee so far (aside from Alex Yashin, although that depends on your definition of significant), given he's one season removed from back-to-back 20-plus-goal, 55-plus-point campaigns in San Jose – but he's far from alone."
Auld Joins the Desert Dogs "... getting a deal in North America was a smart move for Auld, as a flame out by and/or injury to either Mikael Tellqvist or David Aebischer will mean he still gets some NHL minutes. A strong season should mean a better deal either in Phoenix or elsewhere next season..."
Tibbitts's Bad-Boy Hijinks Continue "Tibbetts's reputation has endured ever since his jail-bird-turned-Penguin days, and he's always been sort of the bad boy of the minor leagues."
I'm going to do my best splitting time between here and FanHouse for the off-season, as I think it's a project that's definitely shown some potential. The hits don't seem to be quite there yet, but I've always thought the idea of a group blog had some real potential and it's nice to see AOL putting some dollars and promotion into the medium.
I don't think it's where it needs to be just yet, but guys like Eric McErlain have big plans for the site once the season gets going, and I think it's going to be a place you'll want to check out. FanHouse might just be the first example of a hockey blog that consistently puts people on-site for games and other happenings, and if it takes off, I'm sure there'll be room for more contributers as we go along.
(As always, suggestions welcome.)