I am a passionate sports fan and have been covering the big four sports for a few years now. I have rapidly gained interest in the NHL and appreciate the game more every season. I don't have a team that I root for (growing up in New Jersey doesn't help) but I will be writing about the New York Islanders. I believe the Islanders have turned themselves into legitimate cup contenders and Barry Trotz is doing a great job with the Islanders. I never knew how to skate so I never played hockey competitively. It's a shame since the game is great to watch.