Transactions in the Blogoshpere


The Blues aren’t the only ones spending big money on free agents. No Sir! This little sports blog has hit the big time and has gone out and gotten itself a new writer.

What’s that? It’s not in the budget? I just get to write about the team with the best fans and the best sport in the world? I can live with that.

Greetings everyone. I am Evan Parker and I will be helping T.J. cover the Blues this year. There’s obviously not a whole lot going on (except the youth camp out at the Mills this week)  so I thought I’d introduce myself.

I got into hockey a little late in the game as I grew up in a small town that had little league, football and bowling. I didn’t see my first game until I moved to St. Louis to start college and I was immediately hooked. The speed, the action (fights), the skating, all of it was amazing. I attended my first Blues game in 1993.

I bought my first partial season ticket package in 1999. I quit buying those after the lockout (mostly out of time constraints, not animosity)  and try to make 10 to 15 games a year. If I travel, I usually go to a game in that city. I have NHL Center Ice and watch whatever game is on and DVR the Blues games.

I have two kids that play youth hockey and have coached their teams. They’ve played with Al MacInnis and Kelly Chase’s kids. I got David Perron to skate at one of their practices. I play for a couple pickup groups. The other teams refer to me as “the pylon.”  My fantasy team suffered the same fate as the Blues this year: devastating injuries and out of the playoffs by January.

I’m looking forward to this year because my fantasy team is going to rule. Sorry, I promise not to spend too much time writing about that. Thanks for reading and LETS GO BLUES!!!

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