Caitlin is a former goaltender who turned journalist after a few too many concussions. She’s a Buffalo Sabres fan living in the hockey crazed market of Toronto. She’s spent time writing with The Hockey Writers, Chat Sports, Fansided and The Fourth Period. Her work has been featured on Puck Daddy, Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated and Grantland among others.
Jack is a huge sports fan who turned professional sports writer many moons ago. I love all four major sports, and yes the NHL is one of the four. I’m currently cruising into the world of hockey analytics but I’m also a big time Toronto Raptors and NFL fan. Of course like many of my readers I enjoy taking part in the fantasy variety of said sports as well… and if you try to tell me I’m not an expert because I mess up a fact…the robots at FanRag will eat you for breakfast!
James is a freelance writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His work also appears at Pensburgh, ThePensNation, About.com Sports and Shnarped. Shower him with your praise and adulation on twitter, @SlewFooters.
Andy is a Fanrag Sports and Today’s Slapshot contributor, covering the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division and the Western Conference’s Central Division. He also covers the Philadelphia Flyers for The Hockey Writers. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Walsh University. He is married with a daughter. In his spare time, Andy enjoys golfing and hanging around family and close friends.
Jaime is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is the Managing Editor of Today’s Pigskin, covering all of football. Jaime has also written for MLB.com, Arizona Sports, SB Nation and Arcadia News.
Daniel covers the Islanders for CBS New York and has been a credentialed media member for three years. Previously, he studied under the tutelage of Stan “The Maven” Fischler. He is also a former columnist for Bleacher Report, The Hockey Writers and The Checking Line, and he joins Today’s Slapshot as their Metropolitan Division writer.
Ian Gooding was brought in to provide FanRag Sports and Todays Slapshot with some Canadian content. But instead of carrying on about the virtues of Tim Hortons, he’ll be (mainly) focusing on what you need to know about fantasy hockey. On a more serious note, Ian was the content manager for fantasyhockey.com for four years and has also written for Kukla’s Korner.
Adam Gretz is a freelance writer based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have been writing about the NHL for numerous publications since 2008, having covered multiple NHL Winter Classics and Stanley Cup Finals. I once committed the ultimate hockey sin of accidentally stepping on the Boston Bruins logo, earning the wrath of Tyler Seguin.
Christopher Hair has been an avid hockey fan for 20 years. He grew up on the Hollywood Kings of the late 80’s and early 90’s with Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Kelly Hrudey, and Luc Robitaille. Growing up in Glendale, Arizona he is living proof that hockey fans can be made and come from the desert. He is also an editor for Five for Howling.
Peter Harling is a fantasy hockey aficionado who is featured on McKeens providing the weekly waiver wire and was featured in the McKeens yearbook. Peter can usually be found in OHL rinks near his home town of Kingston Ontario where he provides the Kingston Frontenacs with editorial for the game program. Peter has previously been a contributor to such sites as Dobber Hockey, The Hockey Writers and Fantasy Hockey Coach.
Mark covers the Central Division here at Today’s Slapshot. He is also the editor of predlines.com, the Nashville Predators blog part of the FanSided network. He is a credentialed member of the media with the Predators with Predlines.
Patrick has been an online hockey writer for just over 10 years. Hoffman’s musings have been published at FanIQ, Sportsnet.ca, Canada.com, Kukla’s Korner, the Red Light District Hockey Blog, TheHockeyNews.com, The Fourth Period, Spector’s Hockey, Hokeja Vestnesis, Blueshirt Bulletin, SNYRangersBlog.com, as well as a slew of others. For comments and hip checks, feel free to contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zach Hopkins has been a fan of hockey since he was old enough to say “Let’s Go Flyers!” Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, he has spent the majority of his life playing, talking and writing about the coolest game on earth. When not at the rink watching or playing in a game, he can be found teaching his four-year-old son the history of the sport and is proud to announce that the little man can name all 30 NHL clubs and multiple players per squad. Zach has contributed to multiple hockey outlets and currently can be found dishing out fantasy and prospect news at Dobberhockey and Dobberprospects. At TSS, this hockey connoisseur will write about the Philadelphia Flyers.
Steven Ives is an extremely unsuccessful cryptozoologist who, when finding himself unable to find Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, considers himself a writer. He was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up in New Jersey and somehow survived both of these things. He now lives in an area of Brooklyn where people used to shoot each other and now just shoot independent movies. He has immense experience in sports journalism, having contributed over a billion words of content to mlb.com and several hockey writing websites. He has also written for DC Comics, but that had more to do with Wonder Woman than with Pavel Datsyuk though, if you ask Steven, they both have super powers. Unlike certain former Vice Presidents of the United States, Steven admits he has made many mistakes in his life. He often finds himself in the throes of unspeakable angst due to the fact that People Magazine has never once included him in its “50 Most Beautiful People” edition. He now writes about hockey stuff for todaysslapshot.com and is hard at work on a novel which he hopes will vault him into a rarified air of artistic obscurity.
Tom Jaques is a writer that got his start in the hockey-blog industry at the tender age of 26, covering the St. Louis Blues for FanSided. Tom has been an avid hockey fan since 1987 and has played the game competetively, what he considers is competetively, since 1990. Being born in Toronto, Canada, growing up all over the United Statesn and temporarily settling down in Cambridge, MA, Tom has developed a well-rounded, unbias perspective on the NHL and all 30 teams.
Pavel Kofman is a writer based in St. Louis, Missouri. He has written and covered various sports teams including the St. Louis Blues, Green Bay Packers, and Michigan State Spartans. But his one true passion is covering the NHL. Pavel has worked in the media for 10 years writing for Scout.com, ChatSports and more recently in sports radio and TV news. Carrying a true hockey name, Pavel was born in Moscow and speaks fluent Russian.
Residing from the Midwest, Alex is a columnist at FanRag Sports. He is a former college football player who specializes in covering a variety of sports, including college football and NHL. In his spare time, he is a featured handicapper at trendbetting.com, where he analyzes odds and totals in all sports. He currently studies Sports Management at Eastern Illinois University.
Luke is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he did radio play-by-play for a variety of Sun Devil sports as a student. Since then, he’s done extensive on-air radio work in Phoenix, predominantly as the pre and postgame host of Arizona Coyotes hockey. He’s been writing about sports for as long as he can remember, most notably as a frequent contributor to ESPN.com’s Insider and Rumor Central pages for a few years. He also co-hosts a hockey podcast creatively titled “The Hockey Podcast”, that can be found on iTunes and TuneIn.
Bob Mand is a hockey writer, editor and scout based out of Massachusetts where he lives with his wife and son. A graduate of Colby College, Bob has covered the NHL, AHL, Juniors and NCAA for several organizations including The Hockey Writers and Future Considerations. He follows the Boston Bruins for Today’s Slapshot.
Rob is a New York Rangers fan from New Jersey. He writes primarily about NHL prospects, as well as hockey prospects playing in the CHL, NCAA, and other junior circuits. He currently goes to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he studies both sports communication and public relations, and has written for both Blades of Teal and Too Many Men On The Site (both branches of Fansided) before coming to Todays SlapShot.
Chris has written about both hockey and fantasy hockey for a number of media outlets over the last 14 years, including a combined decade with Sportsnet.ca and ESPN.com. He launched NicholsOnHockey.com in February of 2014. An aversion to wearing socks sparked a move from his hometown of Edmonton to San Diego, California in the mid-’90s, and the Oilers have not won a Cup in his absence.
Swede living in America for the past nine years. Producer at ESPN Radio in Bakersfield, CA. Covers the Arizona Coyotes for Swedish-based SvenskaFans.com. Host of SvenskaFans’ NHL podcast (in Swedish), and can also be heard on Real Hockey Talk on AM1480 KPHX on Saturdays at noon MT. Arizona State University graduate.
“Anthony is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he performed play-by-play duties as a student for a variety of sports. Despite his radio background, Anthony has written for a variety of websites in recent years, from usahockey.com to arizonacoyotes.com.”
Michael Pityk has an obsession with hockey that some would not consider healthy. He is a current student at Lehigh University and loves nothing more than hockey. Michael plans on eventually working in the NHL in some capacity, he spends his free time analyzing hockey and studying advanced metrics.
Catherine is the first American in a long line of Canadians, making her the black sheep before she even decided she wasn’t going to be a Leafs fan. Her cousins may never forgive her for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, but they’re at least glad she’s a rink rat, too. She’s a pretty terrible goalie, but she’s got a good grasp on the game from her seat on the bench.
Franklin Steele has been watching and playing hockey since the age of six. He’s written for a variety of NHL websites around the web, and now is the director of content and growth for TodaysSlapshot.com. A lot of folks say they are living the dream sarcastically. He is not among them. Feel free to email him or Tweet at him with any questions, comments or concerns.
John was born in Boston, raised in Randolph and is a die-hard Boston sports fan. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, he was looking for a way to share his passion for sports. His favorite sport has always been baseball, but has really developed an appreciation for football and hockey over the past couple years.
Sean Tierney writes articles about Atlantic Division teams, working to include analytics whenever possible. He has also written about the Leafs, Habs, Sens, Raptors, and Blue Jays for Fansided, The Hockey Writers, and Bleacher Report. He enjoys long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners and definitely isn’t the tallest guy in the men’s rec basketball league.
Never stop learning! That has always been my philosophy in life. It applies to hockey writing so well as new challenges are something to strive for. I have been a fantasy hockey writer way back when it wasn’t quite so cool, covered the Devils for a variety of places and still do, have a small hockey site of my own, and even write about all things NHL, AHL, ECHL, KHL, etc. Usually I am first asked who I don’t write for. For Today’s Slapshot, I will be covering the Atlantic Division.