First off, please allow me to apologize for my sudden radio silence and lack of posts over the last 3 weeks or so. I have taken on additional work responsibilities in my day job(s) and as a result haven't been able to find the time or the energy to put up anything resembling quality work that didn't look like it was just thrown together. I have done my best over the past three seasons to avoid that and I like to think that I have succeeded.
That being said, I don't see it changing any time soon, and as a result it is with mixed emotions that I have made the difficult decision to after being a writer covering the Senators for about 8 years, and the last 3 with Hockeybuzz, to hang up my keyboard and step aside.
My replacement has been hired and will be starting next week, so this will be my last post. I have no idea who it is, but I am sure it is someone who will bring energy and enthusiasm to the role.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you readers for your support and loyalty over the past three Senators seasons, sticking around for the good, the bad and the ugly. We didn't always agree, but for the most part, other than the odd troll attempts, the debate was reasonable and passionate.
I said earlier that it is with mixed emotions, and that is true because it has been 8 years since I have been able to watch as just a fan, without having to put aside fandom as much as possible to bring you as close to an unbiased, honest point of view as I could. I will be honest, it will be nice to be able to watch from that perspective once again.
So once again, thank you all for your support over the last three years and I will close with my best wishes for a successful Senators off-season, bounce-back season and playoff success.
Thanks again, and for the first time in what feels like a very long time, I will put on my Senators-colored glasses and give a hearty "Go Sens Go!"