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A Pro Hockey Talk introduction

Jul 12, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

Consider this post as a bit of a public service announcement here at Pro Hockey Talk, and an introduction as well.

My name is Joe Yerdon and I am the new lead writer and editor here. Brandon Worley stepped down a couple of weeks ago for personal reasons and we’ll miss his hard work and dedication to helping get Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports off the ground and running. You’ll be getting a bigger dose of writing from myself and you’ll be getting more from James O’Brien as well, so if you’ve got issues with either of us… I just ruined your day completely. Just chalk it up to it being Monday if that’s the case.

We’ll be continuing to keep on keepin’ on with what we’ve been doing here and continuing to bring the news and snark and poking fun that we know you’ve been enjoying as it is. As for who the hell I am, well… You’ve been reading a little bit of my work here since late March on and off.  You might also know me from my own website (which will be much, much quieter now) as well as some on-and-off work with the great guys at Hockey Wilderness at SBN.

As for the important questions you’re dying for the answers to I’ll run it down for you and make it easy: 

  • Yes, I am definitely biased against your favorite team.
  • Yes, I am totally a fan of the team you hate the most.
  • Yes, you can buy me a beer if you see me out at a game.

Now that that’s taken care of, you guys heard anything about this Kovalchuk character? He seems to be an important guy.

  1. Chris - Jul 12, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    keep up the good work guys!

  2. Monica - Jul 12, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Oh good lord. I knew you hated my team!!! I just had that feeling about you Joe.
    Anyway – once again congratulations and keep up the good work (both of you).

  3. Brent Hoven - Jul 12, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Good work, Joe. And I know for a fact you hate my team, since we ruined the NHL and all.

  4. Meli - Jul 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    I know your collegiate affiliations counter my own, and my Big Red is the real Big Red of the ECAC. But really, you’re against the Caps and a fan of the Flyers?

  5. GenWar - Jul 12, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Guess Imma have to start watching hockey.
    Actually, no…I’ll just be the most informed non-watcher anywhere…

  6. schtimpy27 - Jul 13, 2010 at 12:07 AM

    But, it’s true. You are a fan of the team I hate the most. I try to ignore that fact, because you’re pretty awesome. You know, in spite of yourself.

  7. Matt - Jul 13, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    A blogger against the Caps? That’s a welcome change….

  8. jay - Jul 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    As long as you dont get all preachy like Florio then I will read you every day! ha.

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