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New Guy's Awkward Introduction

Well - what do we have here? It's the new guy? Let's razz that noob!

In all seriousness, I am not really "NEW" in every facet of the word - more fresh than anything else. For those of you that know me, you know that I try my best to run as tight a ship as possible over on my site Islesblogger - for the foreseeable future I intend on doing the bloggy blog thing at both properties.

Honestly, Dom and I are still trying to come up with some sort of game plan for 'yall - we will strive to keep things fresh and interesting and give every Hockey Fan, not just Islanders fans a place to talk hockey on a regular basis. That's the great thing about what the folks here at SBN have done, they make it easy to cross into "enemy" territory on a mission to incite compelling and in depth conversation.

Down to the nitty gritty shall we?

Some may know who I am, others may not - let's give a brief run down:

My name is Michael Schuerlein, I am from lovely Long Island, NY and have been a HUGE Isles fan for the better part of my 28 years on earth. I like to consider myself a student of the game as well, as I play in roller and ice hockey leagues all year long.

My blogging background consists of Islesblogger as we previously mentioned and extensive experience in the Automotive industry, both in print and online.

I am a Charter Member of the Islanders Blog Box as well as a season ticket holder - so you know I have a bunch of things to talk about. I try to give my view as a player and a season ticket holder when I blog, just to give as honest of a perspective as possible.

For those who may not have followed my previous entries as close as I would hope - I have done some exciting things over the course of the last year and a half:

  • Covered the trade deadline LIVE from Nassau Coliseum last season
  • Attended the 2008 Entry Draft in Ottawa as credentialed media and was one of the first to break the Toronto-Islanders deal that would signal the start of many future trades that afternoon.
  • Had numerous appearances on Islanders TV interviewing Josh Bailey, Doug Weight and being interviewed at the draft in Ottawa.
  • Numerous appearances on several internet radio shows, mentions in Sports Illustrated, ESPN and Uniwatchblog.

Pretty exciting stuff, I hope that everything I bring over to SBN and Lighthouse Hockey helps each site to grow and expand to their fullest potential. I look forward to enjoying the ride!