Blog Announcement (Slapshot Blog Up- Noon Monday!!)

You may have noticed a recent addition to my blog off to the right, a link for The Slap Shot Blog at the New York Times. The editors there are launching a new project where a guest blogger from each NHL team will represent their respective club, and they have asked me to fill that role for the Isles.

The idea is to give each blogger a questionnaire of perhaps five questions, the same questionnaire for each blogger, with all the questions having to do with their team. They’ll come back to me about every two weeks, and more frequently if the Isles make the playoffs (insert sarcastic comment here). I’ve been told the idea of the whole thing is to have fun, definitely to be partisan, and especially to be witty/funny/insightful. This will have no bearing on my current blog, except to hopefully bring more readers to the Blog Box.

Many of us, myself included, have bemoaned the lack of hockey coverage in print media, and the editors and writers at the Times who are involved in the Slap Shot Blog are part of a great alternative, one which will now enjoy a strong Islander viewpoint. This is good news for the Isles, as well as the Blog Box, the Islander initiative which thrives on the hard work of my fellow bloggers. This is expected to go live Monday morning, February 25th although that timeline is subject to change slightly. I will post an update if the Times changes their schedule.

I received the first request from the Times yesterday and they asked us for a 24 hour turnaround. And from looking at the questions and some instruction, I can guarantee there will be plenty of partisanship and plenty of passion. So let’s get out there and represent like only Islander fans can. This will equate to more hockey coverage, and more Islander coverage, which is without question an exciting thing.


islesblogger said...


Congrats! I guess that is what they wanted to know when you were explaining it to Tom and I.

If you need any help, let us know!

Good on ya!

Islanders Outsider said...

Congratulations, Jim! Slap Shot has picked a great blogger to represent the Isles!

7th Woman said...

Congrats! That is so COOL!!! Good luck Jim!

Jim McGlynn said...

Thank you guys. This is the first of what I am sure will be many opportunities for all of us in the blog box. Should be fun!

Mike Carey said...

Jim, congratulations from me as well. Isn't it great how this Blog Box experience has evolved? Now you're blogging for the "Paper of Record"! Well deserved.