We'll Miss You on the NHL Web Team, Mr. Blinn

Or McGovern, whatever

In the beginning, there were puns. And people groaned. And the punners chuckled, and saw that it was good.

Then, there was hockey. It was fast, but with a quiet grace...except when the goal horn's blowing and the whole crowd is screaming their hair out. And the spectators applauded and watched, and saw that it was good.

Then, there were the owners. They sold tickets for spectators to see very good players play hockey. And even gave the players some money sometimes. And the owners made money, and saw that it was good.

Then, there were the leagues. They orchestrated schedules and kept the money within a small group of owners. The elite talent played in the highest-playing leagues. The players were paid more, and they saw that it was good.

Then, there was the NHL. Grown out of a disagreement with the Toronto owner over the NHA, teams split off and started their own league. And the owners saw that Livingstone was out, and saw that it was good.

Then, there was NHL.com. And it was very 90s. But it progressed with the times, until it became the multimedia information portal that it is today. And the league saw that people came to the site a lot, and saw that it was good.

Then, there was Michael Blinn. Michael is a web producer for NHL.com. He's well-known for helping come up with the puns everyone loves (or hates) and whatever else it is an NHL.com web producer does. Unfortunately, he announced this week that today is his last day at the NHL. It's an unfortunate thing, because it's always good to know you've got a Bruins fan in high places.

Of course, it's not like he's dead. All the best and we look forward to your future endeavors, Mr. Blinn.

And don't forget, if you ever want to write about the Bruins...we're looking for people.

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