Tardy — But With A Note . . .
By: Jeff Little • June 11th, 2009
OK, so I have not lived up to my targeted publication dates for the Arena discussion pieces. Guilty . . .with an explanation.
In the course of my researching, I have run across some additional sources of information that have taken some time to track down, but which are important to fleshing out the full picture. Bear with me . . . I am working on it. More will be revealed.
A native of the SF Bay Area, my first exposure to hockey was the SF/Oakland/California Golden Seals, including Charlie Finley and the white skates. Fast forward to the late 1980's when Gretzky and the Kings came up to the Bay Area for an exhibition game at the Oakland Coliseum Arena, for which we had glass seats. I was at the first San Jose Sharks game in the Cow Palace, and followed them for their first few pathetic years, before moving to Columbus in 1994. I attended the first pro-NHL rally downtown, and have been a season ticket holder since Day 1, wife & I are active in the Jacket Backers, and son is an avid fan as well. I cover the Jackets for Inside Hockey, and contribute regularly to a variety of hockey sites. I maintain contact with the Jackets organization, and like to dig into stories, bringing a fresh, and sometimes irreverent perspective to hockey.
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