After nearly a month of competition and a number of excellent articles, the readers have spoken and selected the new contributor here on SensChirp.
He will be posting articles throughout the season based on topics he and I come up with. Really looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the site next season. So without further ado, I introduce…Tom.
Heatley is a dou**e. Leafs blow. Praise Alfie.
Now that we have dealt with the obvious, I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself. My name is Tom (@TomSENS on twitter, give me a follow) and I am the newest contributor here at SensChirp.
First off, I want to thank Dave (Chirp himself) for providing his loyal readers an opportunity to put their passion on display. To be afforded an opportunity to have my work read by an extensive audience of passionate and loyal Sens fans is truly a great thing and I can’t express how excited I am at the prospect of continuing to write for this site.
Secondly, I would like to thank each and every person that read my articles and liked them enough to vote for them. When I submitted my first article I didn’t think I had a hope in hell of making the final five, let alone the finals. To be voted your favourite was a big shock and I really do appreciate everyone’s feedback and support. There were a ton of great articles submitted and the discussion generated in the comments section was a great prelude to the upcoming Senators season.
I love the Sens. I truly, truly love them. I love them so much that people sometimes avoid talking to me about them because I’ll go on…and on…and on. I mean, I could talk about potential line combos for days and days. I guess what I’m saying is that this is the best place for me to speculate, converse, and debate about all things Sens with a bunch of maniacs who are just like me.
Basically what I will aim to do is provide the perspective of the everyday fan. I want to talk about day to day issues like why Sergei Gonchar is being used on the wrong side of the Power Play and where Nick Foligno fits on the depth chart. I want to talk about things that the regular fan questions when they watch our team.
When it comes to the Sens, I am an eternal optimist. You won’t catch me bashing our players, or questioning the organizations every move. I take the good with the bad and appreciate the fact that we are one of 30 cities in the world to have an NHL team.
The 2011-2012 season is bound to be an emotional roller coaster for fans in the Nation’s Capital. New players, new system, new coach, new everything. It’s going to be an exciting time to be a Sens fan and I can’t wait to talk hockey with everyone in the SensChirp community!