Kirk, stay safe and please think of all of us back "home" rooting for you if times get tough. If you feel alone, remember you'll constantly be in our thoughts, even when you doubt it the most. We had a few chats during the Boston-Montreal series and count me in at the party welcoming you back... if not in person then in thought!
Kirk, I don't post all that much but I appreciate all you bring to this board. We will all miss you while you are gone. Please be safe over there. We'll all be thinking about you, as well as all the other troops.
That moment has finally arrived. I'm off to the Middle East.
Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone here for contributing to a great sports community, united in passion and spirit for the Boston Bruins.
How many people here have become actual friends by getting to know one another online, and then meeting up in person at a later date? The power of the internet, and, the power of a group of people sharing the same rooting interest. Keep everything real here, folks.
I won't single anyone out. There are far too many posters- past, present and future- who would inadvertently be left out if I attempted to acknowledge each and every peson who has touched my life at some point over the past five years that I've been posting (and writing as staff) here at Hockey's Future.
I hope some of you will write me when I'm over there. email@example.com
I don't how often I'll be able to keep in touch, but if you take the effort to write, I *will* reply. I will also attempt to update my Iraq thread above, just as Sturminator did periodically when he was over there.
To close, thanks again for the good times. We may not all agree on things, but it is the passion and commitment that brings us back each time. Try to keep this place great.
Take care, all- and to those who PM'd me, but I haven't responded to- please forgive me. It has been a very busy couple of days, and I don't have a great deal of time to get the things done that I must between now and tomorrow am.
Well I guess he's on that plane to the Middle East as we speak, 11:27 a.m. here. I wish him only the best. Kind of an odd feeling to know that someone we all have a slight relationship with is leaving to a war zone.