I thought AG_Blue really did his homework on this blog post which included loads of stats, facts and salary figures.
Even with all that I really had this post neck and neck with two others, but neither of those other posts drew the amount of comments and praise that AG's did.
So congratulations on being named the 2011 TheNYRBlog Guest Blogger and your Derek Stepan home blue jersey is on it's way. I will also be posting a second blog post AG_Blue submitted next week.
I also wanted to thank everyone who submitted a blog post and/or commented on the guest blog posts. Similar to last year, the participation blew me away and once again proved I have the best readers on the web.
Congrats to AG Blue,
but I think you could have put this up for a vote. Some off the other post can get buried with all the news of July. I mean AG Blue had his posted on Aug 2nd and comments shouldn't have been the deciding factor.
But its all your preference I guess.
Wow! So awesome. Huge Thanks to Kevin and everyone who participated in the conversation. This has been a great way to tune-in during the off-season.
@IHateNJ82 , Thanks a million!
@PuckDaddyD Thanks for your suggestion. I will consider your idea next year.
@AG_Blue Congrats man!
I'll be an even bigger Stepan fan now. I was born in Brooklyn, but my Mom is from Minnesota -- being a first generation American, her Dad from Sweden, it seems like Minnesota was inevitable -- and she sort of helped get me into hockey as a kid. She was a little bit of a North Stars fan but even more of a U of Minnesota fan. When I was born in New York she figured the Rangers were the only team for me. They played in Madison Square Garden, and to her that meant "the best." Of course I root for our whole Rangers team, but I'm always a fan of the Swedes and players from Minnesota and New York -- on our current roster that includes Lundquist, Callahan, Sauer, McDonagh, and Stepan!
Man, I'm totally psyched. Thanks again one and all!
@IcyCup lmao that is hilarious
@AG_Blue Great job AG. Very well deserved.