Pucks and Puns

pun
/pən/
Noun
A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.

AmBlinn’ along

Friday will mark my last day as a Web Producer at NHL.com as I have decided to move on and find a new opportunity.

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re already pouring over advanced statistics like VORP, Corsi and 5v5 Punning Ratios in order to see my value in the open market. As well, I can only imagine this raises some serious questions for a certain amount of people out there, most notably, ‘How does this affect me, the person reading this?’ Well, you self-centered jerk, let me quickly detail what you can expect going forward:

- I’m sorry to say, the puns are likely here to stay on NHL.com. You may like them, hate them, screengrab all of them, or set your monitor on fire, but puns are a staple of sports coverage, and the crew at NHL.com does them best. You’re welcome.

- For those of you over the years that have asserted you could do my job better than me, it seems like you’re going to have the chance to wear the crown and see just how hard it is to run a Web site, and just how little of this job entails writing puns.

- I will definitely continue to be the same snarky, pun-loving, self-deprecating jackass on Twitter, though I will have a lot less ‘insider news’ that I was never able to share with you in the first place. Basically, not much will change on that front.

- As for the future of this blog, I still haven’t decided exactly what the future is. I’m tooling around with some ideas, and I’m open to suggestions. Use the ‘submit’ link up top.

At the end of the day, it’s been a fun, winding, 5-and-a-half years at the NHL, and I honestly can’t thank everyone there - past and present - for the opportunity to pursue a dream and share my passion with the best sports fans on Earth. While I don’t know what comes next for me, I can assure you that it will continue be an excellent ride, and I’d love it if all of you stayed on the journey with me.

Thank you all for reading, for giving my work some value, and mostly, thanks for having fun with me. Y’all are beyond awesome.

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