My love of hockey started when I was about 6 years old and started watching Ranger players like Tony Granato, Mike Gartner, Ulf Dahlen, Brian Leetch and Mike Richter. I remember meeting Bernie Nichols when I was just 8 years old and is a photo of us two and my father that I still treasure to this day. The team had me fully hooked on June 14th, 1994, the night they won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. It happened to also be my 12th birthday. I have been involved in sports writing for the better part of 10 years whether it was covering local athletics, interviewing professional athletes visiting our area or writing for Bleacher Report for three years. I am an all around sports fan but the sport I am most passionate about is hockey. There is nothing quite like a tie game in the 3rd period of a Game 7 that literally puts you on the edge of your seat, even if you're not a fan of either team. I am excited to offer my insights on the Broadway Blueshirts and other aspects of the NHL, the AHL and prospects waiting to join the league.