As the first of three new members to introduce themselves here, my inability to begin any piece is readily evident: I don't have anyone to plagiarize. So, I'll just begin by saying that I am extremely excited about the opportunity to write for Broad Street Hockey. I don't remember what BSH was called before moving to SB Nation, but I know I found it about 2 weeks before the move and have been a (too) frequent visitor here since. Many of you probably know me as Shagg, or the guy who really hates Randy Jones. Needless to say, I am honored to write for BSH. That being said, I am a complete rookie at blogging. Because of that, I ask for your patience as I lean heavily on Travis and Ben to touch up my work until I learn to make my posts look as nice as Travis' do.
So, a little bit about me: I just finished my first year at Drexel Law after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh. It is definitely nice to be back in Philly after spending four years in Pittsburgh - I returned in time for the Phillies World Series win and avoided two parades. I'm 23 years old, so I'm much more knowledgeable about the post-Spectrum Flyers, but I have been a fan since I went to my first game 16 years ago. (A 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames, where Theo Fleury scored a hat trick and Mikael Renberg scored the Flyers only goal) Now that I'm back in Philly, hopefully I can get back to the Wach as frequently as I did before college.
Lastly, going forward, I encourage all of you to help me get better as well. If you feel I can do something better, please let me know. Hopefully, I can maintain the high quality of writing Travis has established while contributing another point of view.