About a week ago, we put out a call for new contributors to the site. We’d like to share the results with you.
First off, we’d like to say that we were overwhelmed with the responses. We received about 50 applications, 20-25 more than we were expecting, making the decision process extremely tough. There were many great applicants, and if you were one of them, we encourage you to keep writing and sticking with it. Writing about this team is extremely fun and we certainly aren’t the only medium to get your voice out there. There will be future opportunities to come aboard, so stick around.
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to Konstantin and Nathan, the two writers we are bringing aboard this summer. Here they are, in their own words:
Hi FlamesNation! I’m Konstantin and I am extremely excited to bring you the most adequate Flames analysis of the summer. Originally, I became a Flames fan way back in 2002 after seeing Jarome Iginla stomp the Penguins while being scared by the press level seats in my very first ever live hockey game. Ever since then, I have been a Flames fan, for better or worse. Ever since crying at the sight of Iginla leaving the Dome for good, I found a new passion for the team by seeing the emergence of Mikael Backlund, the first true development success I got to see with my own eyes. Now, even though the team makes us all more stressed out then ever before, I am excited to finally cheer about a truly great team.
I became obsessed with the Flames during the ’04 cup run, which has had almost zero payoff but I’m still under the impression that it is absolutely worth it. My favourite players have ranged from Stephane Yelle to Daymond Langkow to Mikael Backlund, because nothing is better than a defensively-responsible centre. I’m very excited to have moved back to Calgary from BC because it means I don’t also have to watch the Canucks if I want to see the Flames live. I strongly believe that the NHL needs to do a way better job at meaning it when they say that “Hockey is for Everyone”.
Give our new pals a big welcome, and look out for future, top-notch content from them.