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  • Welcome & introduce yourself

    Just to get the ball rolling! Skip any questions you don't want to answer. I don't like to get too personal with these things, and left the "favorite team" stuff open since I hope our minor league affiliate friends will jump in too!


    Where were you born? Nashua NH
    Current hometown: New Port Richey FL
    Ever live anywhere else?: Chicago for 7 years & many other cities in central/northern Florida
    Nationality/ethnicity: French Canadian on both sides of the family
    Job: Librarian (i.e., expert at shushing & giving noisy people the evil eye, right Matt? )

    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Why do you like them? From the area & LOVED the idea of a hockey team in Florida from the start. I had a ton of cool t-shirts when the team first got started, god knows where they went to at this point.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Bruins - Every New England kid growing up in the 70s knew Esposito and Orr (pronounced O-wah)!
    Least favorite: Senators with HM to the Panthers
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Khabibulin
    All time favorite player if different: Hmm
    Favorite teams in other sports: Bucs, Gators

    Favorite video/other games: World of Warcraft (and I can stop anytime I want to ) Card playing is like a family tradition, & I've been playing since I was a little kid.
    Favorite music: 80s Brit-pop/alternative, especially The Smiths
    Favorite movies: Miracle, LOTR series, a zillion other things that are probably WAY too girly to name, also I really like documentaries
    Favorite TV show: I really don't like tv but try not to be a snob about it. I spend my tv time on my computer instead!
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Harp! Inspired by a huge discussion on SSN.
    Have any interesting hobbies? Not sure how interesting this is, but I like to read and collect hockey books. I know, how appropriate! Some of my favorites are listed here. If I've missed a good one, let me know!

    Anything else to share? Nope, not really, but I thought someone else might!
    Last edited by Sotnos; 01-25-2008, 07:31 PM.

  • #2
    Let's try this again ...

    Where were you born? New York, NY
    Current hometown: Tampa, FL
    Ever live anywhere else?: Gainesville, FL, and Atlanta, GA
    Nationality/ethnicity: Italian American and French Canadian
    Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
    Why do you like them? I was already a big hockey fan and living in Tampa when the team was announced, so I adopted them immediately.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Detroit Red Wings (back when they were horrible)
    Least favorite: Florida Panthers
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Eh, I guess Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Maybe Zetterberg or Modin
    All time favorite player if different: Probably Lafleur or Dionne
    Favorite teams in other sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida Gators, Arsenal Gunners
    Favorite video/other games: Rainbow Six: Vegas, The Kingdom of Loathing
    Favorite music: Punk rock, garage rock, indie-rock, post-rock, math-rock, prog-rock, alt-rock, alt-country, country-rock.
    Favorite movies: I just saw No Country For Old Men ... that was good.
    Favorite TV show: Hockey Night in Canada ... duh!
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Labatt
    Have any interesting hobbies? Interesting to you? Probably not.
    Anything else to share? Nah. Thanks, though.

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    • #3
      Where were you born? Tampa, FL
      Current hometown: Pasadena, CA ... soon to be Seattle
      Ever live anywhere else?: Beaufort, SC, Irvine, CA, Okinawa, Japan and several other places for a short amount of time.... good ol' Marine Corps
      Nationality/ethnicity: Irish and Puerto Rican
      Job: Air Traffic Controller

      Favorite hockey team: Lightning, Kings, and Seattle Thunderbirds
      Why do you like them? I grew up in Tampa and automatically started to follow them. Kings- well, I live here and want a team that I can attend the games too.
      Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Hockey? what's that. From the great coverage of hockey growing up, I didn't know what it was.
      Least favorite: Flyers, Flames, Rangers and Red Wings
      Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier, Kopitar
      Favorite active player on another team: don't have one
      All time favorite player if different: Lecavalier
      Favorite teams in other sports: Bucs, Gators

      Favorite video/other games: World of Warcraft, but I stopped playing....too time consuming. Currently playing World in Conflict
      Favorite music: Old School Metal and Punk
      Favorite Band: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Chevelle, Tool and Iron Maiden
      Favorite movies: I don't really care for movies, but I do like Clockwork Orange and Meet Joe Black
      Favorite TV show: Simpsons
      Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: NewCastle
      Have any interesting hobbies? Travelling

      Anything else to share? I will be transferring to SEATAC some time this year (Between August and December). I am looking forward to it.
      Last edited by astro; 01-25-2008, 08:39 PM.

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      • #4
        Where were you born? Fort Wayne, In
        Current hometown: Tampa, FL
        Ever live anywhere else?: Port Huron, Mi; North Charleston, S.C.
        Nationality/ethnicity: Irish American
        Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
        Why do you like them? It was exciting watching them be built and become a Stanley Cup Champ
        Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Detroit Red Wings; Port Huron Flags of the old IHL
        Least favorite: Maple Leafs
        Favorite active player on your favorite team: None other than Vinny Lecavalier
        Favorite active player on another team: Hasek and Chelios.....nice seeing the old ones still doing it
        Favorite teams in other sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, Michigan, and Michigan State
        Favorite video/other games: N/A
        Favorite music: Segar, Moody Blues, Guess Who, Blue Oyster Cult, Stealy Dan and anything underground from the late 60's early 70's
        Favorite movies: Christmas Vacation
        Favorite TV show: Two and a Half Men......go OK
        Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Ultra.......old age diet
        Have any interesting hobbies? Interesting to you? Dabble in writing state legislation to help property crime victims
        Anything else to share? GO LIGHTNING

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        • #5
          Where were you born? Daytona Beach, FL
          Current hometown: Orlando, FL
          Ever live anywhere else?: Basically every single city in the Daytona Beach metro area. Soon to be London?
          Nationality/ethnicity: English/French/Cherokee amongst others.
          Job: graphic designer

          Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
          Why do you like them? Proximity.
          Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): I always liked playing as the Avalanche in the old Sega NHL games.
          Least favorite: Everyone else in the Southeast division and Ottawa
          Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier, if I had to choose.
          Favorite active player on another team: Modin
          Favorite teams in other sports: UCF Knights, Manchester United, Reading FC, Tampa Bay Mutiny ... Nicky Hayden as a MotoGP rider.

          Favorite video/other games: Many. Although Halo 3 is occupying my time right now. Zelda, Mario, Elder Scrolls series, etc.
          Favorite music: One end of the spectrum to the other. Although right now I've got a strong taste for Tom Waits.
          Favorite movies: Many. Recently? Juno.
          Favorite TV show: Goofy cartoons. The Riches. Scrubs.
          Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: hoooo boy. Stella Artois and/or Hoegaarden, lately.
          Have any interesting hobbies? Nothing too out of the ordinary.

          Anything else to share? I hope to be living and working in London for about four months this summer, interspersed with traveling throughout the EU.

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          • #6
            ctlightning

            Where were you born? Norwich, CT
            Current hometown: South Windsor, CT
            Nationality/ethnicity: Polish and Ukranian
            Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
            Why do you like them? When the Whalers left for Carolina I needed a new team to root for and I eventually fell in love with the Bolts on my trips the area for games and watching them on NHL Center Ice
            Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Hartford Whalers.
            Least favorite: Boston Bruins
            Favorite active player on your favorite team: Martin St. Louis
            Favorite active player on another team: Tough one, but we'll give Chris Drury a small edge.
            All time favorite player if different: Kevin Dineen
            Favorite teams in other sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Indians, Arsenal Gunners, New England Revolution
            Favorite music: Acoustic, good old rock & roll - springsteen, U2, Petty, Beatles, REM, Crowded House, The Eagles
            Some Favorite movies: Braveheart, Caddyshack, Garden State, Office Space, Lost in Translation, Shut up and Sing, etc.
            Favorite TV shows: The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Scrubs, My Name is Earl, Rescue Me, Entourage, Seinfeld, West Wing, Sopranos
            Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Bud Light
            Have any interesting hobbies? Music and movie collector, horse racing
            Anything else to share? I wanna move to Tampa. Should I?

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            • #7
              Where were you born? Warren, PA
              Current hometown: Seminole, FL
              Ever live anywhere else?: Ft Benning, GA
              Nationality/ethnicity: Scot/Irish
              Job: Biometrics Administrator

              Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
              Why do you like them? Live here now
              Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Pittsburgh Penguins, Ny York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs
              Least favorite: Flyers, Sabres, Islanders, Bruins, and Panthers
              Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
              Favorite active player on another team: Brendan Shanahan
              Favorite teams in other sports: Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Cubs

              Favorite video/other games: Not too much time anymore but the Socom series, God of War, Guitar Hero I,II, and the New Star Wars Unleashed looks pretty inviting
              Favorite music: Metal
              Favorite movies: Lots
              Favorite TV show: A bunch, can't pinpoint just one
              Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Jack Daniel's, any good Ale, Stout, or Pilsner
              Have any interesting hobbies? Nothing to brag or shine upon.

              Anything else to share? I hope that the Lightning can turn this thing around

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              • #8
                Where were you born? Chatham, Ontario (Ridgetown)
                Current hometown: Olathe, KS (Kansas City)
                Ever live anywhere else?: Bradenton, FL and Nashville, TN
                Nationality/ethnicity: Canadian/Double-German
                Job title:Managing Editor

                Favorite hockey team: NHL: Tampa Bay; Juniors: Rimouski, Kitchener; NCAA: UND
                Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Quebec Nordiques
                Least favorite: Leafs, Panthers (although I think you have to be relevant to be hated), Senatorettes
                Favorite active player on your favorite team: Brad Richards, though he hasn't been playing well lately
                Favorite active player on another team: Joe Sakic
                All time favorite player if different: Gretzky, Peter Stastny, V. Tretiak
                Favorite teams in other sports: Gators.... with the Jayhawks a distant second, Bucs, Rays and Royals.

                Favorite video/other games: NCAA 2008 (don't have time to play anything else)
                Favorite movies: Bourne series, Oceans series (12 wasn't great), Shawshank Redemption
                Favorite TV show: The Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development
                Have any interesting hobbies? Following college football recruiting... Fantasy football, baseball, hockey
                Last edited by chad; 06-29-2008, 09:28 PM.

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                • #9
                  I can't believe that I forgot to about one of my favorite players.......Dustin Brown. I like his physical style and he is starting to fulfill his offensive upside.

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                  • #10
                    Where were you born? Tampa, FL
                    Current hometown: Atlanta, GA
                    Ever live anywhere else?: Nope
                    Nationality/ethnicity: French-Canadian-American
                    Job: Architect

                    Favorite hockey team: Gee, I dunno.
                    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Hartford Whalers
                    Least favorite: Tie- Atlanta and Florida
                    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vincent Lecavalier
                    Favorite active player on another team: Fredrik Modin
                    All time favorite player if different: John Cullen
                    Favorite teams in other sports: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
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                    • #11
                      Where were you born? Florida
                      Current hometown: Tampa, FL
                      Ever live anywhere else?: Massachusetts
                      Nationality/ethnicity: Argentina (which makes me 'Latino' but really I'm just a European mutt)
                      Job: Bio Lab/Computer Tech

                      Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
                      Why do you like them? Hometown team, but heck I objectively like the name, color scheme, and the players, too. I might have picked them if I lived somewhere else. Even the underdog factor was appealing to me back in '95 when playing EA NHL 94 first inspired me to become a hockey fan.
                      Least favorite: Florida Panthers
                      Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vincent Lecavalier
                      Favorite active player on another team: Fredrik Modin
                      All time favorite player: Shawn Burr
                      Favorite teams in other sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, South Florida Bulls, Florida Gators, Blackburn Rovers, Boca Juniors, all MLS teams but particularly LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, and NE Revolution at the moment (bring back soccer to Tampa though please!)

                      Favorite video/other games: Sonic the Hedgehog series, Half-Life series, World of Warcraft (which I HAVE stopped playing until the next expansion comes out), currently primarily a PC and Nintendo DS gamer so currently hooked on Team Fortress 2, Crysis, Bioshock, Phoenix Wright series, Elite Beat Agents, etc.
                      Favorite music: Anything 80s, other than that my taste is literally all over the place (techno, J-pop, ragtime, tango, classical, you name it)
                      Favorite movies: Star Wars series, LOTR series, Miracle, Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell, anything Jackie Chan, CGI stuff like Madagascar, Ratatouille
                      Favorite TV show: Naruto Shippuuden, Futurama
                      Have any interesting hobbies? Anime (see above), playing with Photoshop, nature watching, reading about space and bio research

                      Anything else to share? I love cute and furry animals like arctic foxes. Not that I'm an "animal lover" or PETA member, or even a pet owner. Just think they're awesome. *shrug*
                      Last edited by Hoek; 01-26-2008, 02:05 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Where were you born? Tampa, Fl
                        Current hometown: Gainesville/Tampa
                        Ever live anywhere else?: No
                        Nationality/ethnicity: Dad's side is European, Mom's side is Italian/Spanish
                        Job: UF Student

                        Favorite hockey team: The Bolts and Ducks
                        Why do you like them? Lightning: Dad took me to a game for my birthday in 92..hooked on hockey ever since. Ducks: I played with them a lot in hockey video games because I was deadly with Kariya/Selanne. I liked watching them play so they became my "west team" so to speak.
                        Least favorite: Panthers and Sens mostly, a few other teams as well
                        Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier and Richards
                        Favorite active player on another team: Ryan Getzlaf
                        All time favorite player if different:
                        Favorite teams in other sports: 49ers, Rays, Gators, Michigan (dad is from the state so I root for them when they aren't playing UF)

                        Favorite video/other games: NCAA 08 and Madden
                        Favorite music: Mostly rock and rap
                        Favorite movies: Mostly comedies, but I do like some action flicks too
                        Favorite TV show: Lost and Heroes

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                        • #13
                          Where were you born? Blackwood, NJ.
                          Current hometown: Mojave Desert, CA
                          Ever live anywhere else?: Delaware, Massachusetts, Mannheim Germany, Mainz Germany
                          Nationality/ethnicity: Mostly Irish, some English
                          Job: Chemistry Professor
                          Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
                          Why do you like them? The style of hockey that they (perhaps used to) play
                          Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): The Flyers
                          Least favorite: Senators and Devils
                          Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vaclav Prospal
                          Favorite active player on another team: Brind'amour
                          All time favorite player if different: Still Vaclav Prospal
                          Favorite teams in other sports: My daughters' swimming, volleyball and basketball teams

                          Favorite video/other games: Everquest II
                          Favorite music: Robin Trower and Al Stewart
                          Favorite movies: LOTR and Galaxy Quest
                          Favorite TV show: Right now I'd say Ninja Warrior
                          Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Lobotomy Bock or Bailey's Irish Cream
                          Have any interesting hobbies? I'm trying to learn how to sing opera.

                          Anything else to share? I hope someday to sing the National Anthem at a Hockey Game.
                          "To Serve Man" It's a Cookbook!

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                          • #14
                            Where were you born? Tampa
                            Current hometown: Fort Worth, TX
                            Ever live anywhere else?: No.
                            Nationality/ethnicity: I think German. And really, really white. I had the grave misfortune of growing up in Florida when my skin burns instead of tanning.
                            Job: In a nutshell, I'm a business writer.

                            Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
                            Why do you like them? I lived in Tampa when they got started and was hooked really fast.
                            Least favorite: Detroit Red Wings
                            Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vinny Lecavalier
                            Favorite active player on another team: Brenden Morrow
                            All time favorite player: Mario Lemieux
                            Favorite teams in other sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, South Florida Bulls (my alma mater), Dallas Mavericks. Also somewhat of a Dallas Stars fan and officially neutral about the Dallas Cowboys. Could not care less about baseball.

                            Favorite video/other games: I'm big into vintage gaming - stuff like the Super Mario Bros. series, old-school 16-bit Madden, Tetris, Tecmo Bowl, and some others. I play the new Madden and some other games on PlayStation 2, but I miss the simplicity.
                            Favorite music: I really hate today's popular music and hip-hop is not my thing. Other than that I'm pretty flexible - rock, "adult alternative", jazz, classical, downtempo, R&B, classic country, you name it.
                            Favorite movies: Wes Anderson movies, Office Space, Idiocracy, the original Star Wars trilogy, a bunch of independent films you've probably never heard of
                            Favorite TV show: The Daily Show is the only current show I watch consistently, and I watch Iconoclasts whenever I remember it's on. I'm indifferent at best about everything else, although I do watch quite a bit of sports. Some old favorites include Futurama, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, the first six seasons of The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Sports Night, Coupling (the British version), The Oblongs, and The Critic.
                            Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Don't drink much but I love me some Shiner Bock.
                            Have any interesting hobbies? Photography (currently agonizing over whether to spend the big bucks on an SLR)

                            Anything else to share? My wife and I are like square pegs in round holes in Texas. Hopefully we can move somewhere else one day. Also I'm trying to get into graduate school this fall so that my academic career and my real career can finally match.
                            Last edited by TexasBolt; 01-27-2008, 01:52 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Where were you born? Johnson City, TN
                              Current hometown: St. Pete, FL
                              Ever live anywhere else?: St. Paul, MN
                              Nationality/ethnicity: Scottish/Swedish
                              Job: Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Cartoonist

                              Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
                              Why do you like them? Hometown team
                              Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): North Stars and Maple Leafs
                              Least favorite: Philadelphia Flyers
                              Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
                              Favorite active player on another team: I tend to follow Swedes that aren't named Daniel Alfredsson
                              All time favorite player if different: Lecavalier followed by Doug Gilmour
                              Favorite teams in other sports: Devil Rays, Minnesota Gophers, Twins, USF Bulls, FSU Seminoles

                              Favorite video/other games: When I was a kid it was the Mario franchise, and NHL94; now NCAA Football and NHL2K
                              Favorite music: Ramones, Replacements, New Bomb Turks, Johnny Cash, Rocket From the Crypt, Buddy Holly
                              Favorite movies: Too many to list, but my favorite directors are Martin Scorcese, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock and the Coen Brothers. I also really like Westerns, Crime, Film Noir, French New Wave, Documentaries, and goof-ball comedies. I also try to watch films released in the Criterion collection as much as I can.
                              Favorite TV show: 30 Rock
                              Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Beer-Amstel Light / Cocktail- Tom Collins
                              Have any interesting hobbies? I write, draw and publish mini comics.
                              Last edited by dannybolt; 01-26-2008, 10:03 AM.
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