Another hockey blog

As a Washingtonian and casual Caps fan, I find it hard to get excited about playing teams from cities like Raleigh-Durham, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay and even Atlanta, the other members of the NHL Southeast division. None of those towns, aside from possibly Atlanta, come anywhere close to being a peer city along the lines of New York, Philly and Boston. I’m not the only one who feels this way — it has been a topic of Caps blogs lately and in the Ted Leonsis interview. Thankfully, Caps blogger J.P. of Japers Rink has teamed up with bloggers from other SE division teams to help stoke the fires of the divisional “rivalries” that leave some of us unmoved.

Southeast Shootout (or “SeSo,” for short) aims to bring attention to the passionate fans, the great hockey being played and the phenomenal hockey players plying their wares south of the Mason-Dixon line by combining well-reasoned analysis, humor and a healthy dose of trash talking in a user-friendly forum – non-traditional hockey thoughts from non-traditional hockey markets, if you will. Think of this site as your connection to everything Southeast Division – like the Hartsfield Airport of internet hockey coverage, without the long lines and delays.

Short of realignment, this sounds good to me.

Previously: Blogging your Nation’s Capitals

2 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2006 @ 3:13 pm

    Even though they are in the Central division, I’ve had my eye on the Nashville Predators the past few years. Watch for them to take the cup soon.

  2. Derek (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

    Um…the Raleigh-Durham team you are sort of biased against kind of won the Cup last year. So even though it may not ‘feel’ like a big game, it is. Granted, the ‘Canes have not started off this year as usual, but they are still a solid team.

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