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It’s not fun telling a 4-year-old you lost your job.
They ask pressing direct follow-up questions. They can be rather harsh and sometimes rude in their delivery. Frankly, if a group of 4-year-olds was allowed into press conferences fans would have their ideal, “please grill ‘em in the interview,” media horde they often request on Twitter.
They also hold you to what you said. Even if it’s something they’ll only somehow remember weeks from now and remind you of “remember when you said….”
During my grilling, I told my 4-year-old I would still be working, I was looking for the next job and would find something. I’m keeping that promise, and frankly, I have to since I have financial responsibilities to help feed our family.
And that’s where this substack comes into play. I’m actively looking for what’s next both long-term and short-term, but until there is a concrete plan, this space is the stopgap for me.
In this publication, I’m going to cover hockey stories that interest me and focus on topics that I know hockey fans want to read about. It’s going to be a mix of things that fall under my expertise, including the business of the sport, how it impacts you as a fan, and using hockey to tell human stories. There will be thoughts on the game(s) itself, but exactly how that will look is still to be determined.
For full transparency, I don’t have a set publishing schedule and can’t promise x-amount of stories per week. I can tell you the subscription will be well worth it at $7 per month and this space is going to evolve to best fit the readership.
I do ask that anyone subscribing uses the monthly payment plan. I don’t think I can remove the annual option in substack, and I’m not asking for any commitment from readers beyond a month at a time. I will be making the decision on a monthly basis on the fate of this publication and I will be certain to share any updates in this space when it is time for you to cancel that month-to-month pledge.
Aside from that, let’s have some fun, let me know what you want to read about and most importantly thank you for reading.