An Ode to The Puck Daddy
By Patrick Hoffman
Hockey coverage nowadays is absolutely everywhere on the Internet.
The sport is covered online by major media outlets, various Internet companies, and of course, hockey blogs. Day in and day out, hockey fans have access to coverage everywhere.
One of the most interesting aspects of hockey coverage is that of the fan point of view. Hockey fans are extremely intelligent and passionate when it comes to their sport and it shows with the plethora of web sites/blogs that are out there.
Over a decade ago, fans had to rely on coverage from the traditional media instead of one of their own. While traditional media coverage was and still is very valuable and important, it was clear that puckheads wanted something more.
With the news that Greg is leaving Puck Daddy, I figured now would be as good a time as any to share a few thoughts on the all-time great hockey blogger. Greg made hockey blogging legitimate by not only providing the perspective of a passionate hockey fan, but also using his high intelligence and humor to churn out outstanding content on a daily basis.
While at Yahoo!, Greg worked incredibly hard, was on top of all things hockey-related, and was someone who was great to both read and listen to. He made both reading and listening to hockey a ton of fun.
Greg, you mean everything to hockey blogging. You are a true pioneer and we here at the Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave look forward to hearing about what is in store for you.
Previously, Patrick has covered the NHL for Sportsnet.ca, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, About.com, NHL Network Radio blog, TheHockeyNews.com, The Fourth Period, Stan Fischler’s “The Fischler Report”, as well as a slew of others.