And in sports especially, change is frequent. Teams change players, change coaches, change strategies, change lineups. Hockey teams change line combinations, change defensive pairings, even change goalie pads.
So with that in mind, we’re making a change to what was once known as Ducks Blog, which has been on this website since the magical Ducks Stanley Cup run of 2007. We’re rebranding this space Ducks Off the Ice, and we think you’re going to like it.
Having talked to a number of Ducks fans, what they all want is a closer look inside the players’ personalities. They can see what they do on the ice; they want to know what the Ducks are like as people. They want a look “behind-the-scenes.”
And we’ll give you that through player chats, little tidbits from inside the locker room and the road, and whatever else comes to mind that gives you a closer look at the Ducks. You won’t see anything about penalty kills, defensive zone coverage or forechecks in this space. You’ll read about player likes/dislikes, what they watch and listen to, what goes on in their lives away from the rink. I’ll be more likely to ask Cam Fowler what he thinks will win the Oscar for Best Picture than what the key is to quarterbacking the power play.
For the on-ice stuff, I will continue to write stories and features elsewhere on the site, and you can still can still follow my live game logs during every home game as well as my Twitter (@adamjbrady).
So keep coming back to this space to see the latest about the Ducks away from the ice. And if you have any suggestions for good topics, fan input is always welcome. You can email me, communicate with me on Twitter or post a comment below.
I hope you’ll be as excited about this as I am.