It has been an auspicious quarter for New Years. First we had to start signing our checks 5772 right at the end of September, then 1433 rolled up with Halal pizza right around (American) Thanksgiving, and now we've got this Gregorian one tomorrow, followed up by the Chinese version just three weeks later. So this seems like as good a time as any for some blog- and hockey-related New Year's resolutions:
1. Get on the ice at least 100 times this year. I didn't even make it to 70 in 2011. More time on the ice means less time running on a treadmill. (And running sucks...)
2. Not talk about shot quality for the entirety of 2012. The $150 Shot Quality prize is still out there for the taking, though. I will just never speak its name.
3. Clean up Behindthenet.ca. I know it's poorly-documented and a pain-in-the-ass to use. Any readers with web design skill who'd like to help change that? Judging by the volume of email I get alerting me to errors on the site, you'll have many appreciative fans. I can even pay a pittance for your efforts. Email me (info at behindthenet.ca) if you're interested in helping out.
4. Find a new team whose failure I will become emotionally-invested in. According to angry emails, in 2009-10, that was the Colorado Avalanche; in the first half of 2010-11, it was the Washington Capitals; then it was the Dallas Stars (though nobody cares enough about them to send me emails); and this year, it's the Minnesota Wild. Who should be next?
5. Finally publish grand unified player ratings. This will cause much anger and consternation, no need to say more.
6. Get super-jacked, like 10% body fat. We all need stretch goals, don't we?
Edit: I forgot #7. Watch all of the Jets even-strength goals against again and assign blame for allowing the goals.
So there you go. Got any more for me? Got any interesting ones yourselves?