"This blog will be the one stop spot for all that is the New York Rangers. I will have articles, columns, rankings and anything dealing with the Rangers on this blog. As well as a passionate Ranger fan, I am also a passionate fan of hockey so I will include entries dealing with all aspects of the NHL and hockey. Enjoy."
Five years ago today the above blog entry greeted Rangers fans on the first day The New York Rangers Blog was created.
That's right folks, something I started one night while bored in my house has somehow lasted FIVE YEARS.
And as I always say, the blog wouldn't have lasted a year without the support of my readers. You guys are the life blood of this thing and I am so appreciative of your support over the years.
I would have loved to do some kind of meet-up at The Flying Puck to comemorate the occasion, but with the lockout and now the devastation from Hurricane Sandy the last thing I'm in the mood to do is celebrate.
Maybe in a few weeks when life gets back to normal I'll do something. But until then I just want to thank everyone for five amazing years.
@TheNYRBlog I missed this the other day, congrats my friend. Know how tough the battle is to keep it going sometimes ...
Checking the NY Rangers blog has creeped into my daily routine, right after checking my email. You have kept us informed, made us laugh and created a community of Rangers fans that feels like a family. Sure people don't always agree, but the arguments maintain a certain tone. Not nasty or crude, just passionate. In this day and age, I think that's what makes it special. Congratulations Kevin. Now please do something! I need hockey!
Happy Blogivesary, Kevin! Glad you've stuck it out, despite the heartbreak of this season. Hope you can get a meetup together, would love to be there if we can.