After almost a full year hanging out at blogger, The Hockey Bay has joined the Bloguin family! I am thrilled to be the resident Tampa Bay Lightning blogger on this network of great blogs that are written by bloggers I read and respect.

Update your rss feeds or bookmarks to my new url (pay attention it's a little different from my old one): thehockeybayblog.com

The Hockey Bay will remain the same with game day previews, recaps (sometimes) and the usual sarcasm that you've come to love from me. Up to the minute news? I try. Stats analysis? Hell no. But I promise to try to bring the funny as much as I can.

I am still stunned that the bosses at bloguin said they liked my work, and not just one blog but both of them (the other is a Vancouver Canucks blog now named Benched Whale). So when they asked if I wanted to move both of them over to the bloguin network, clearly the answer was yes. I get a site re-design, spiffy new banner but still get the creative control over what I feel like I want to write about.

In addition, one of the things that really swayed me to join was the community of hockey blogs that have joined bloguin. The puck blogs are growing fast here, so it's very exciting to be part of something that feels big. One of the great things about being a blogger is getting the chance to work with other bloggers on collaborative features as well as just having an enemy blog to hate on when writing a game preview.

So enjoy the new site, I know I do.