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Greetings Jibblescribbits readers, I am thedoctor. Jibble has asked me to help him out a bit over the summer as he's going to be busy, so I'm going to try and do some guest contributions for him.

A bit about me for those of you that don't know me from here and the truly awesome Mile High Hockey: I'm from Colorado, born and raised, and I've been an Avalanche fan from the first moment they moved here. I was 13 at the time, and I loved every second I was able to catch of the team. But those seconds were sadly few and far between for me living deep in the foothills with no cable -- I remember standing outside the door slowly waving rabbit ears around trying to pick up the local FOX affiliate through the snow to catch a game. When we did find the signal, my brother and I would exchange shifts holding the antenna so the other could watch from more than 20 feet away from the TV. Seriously, I wish I had pictures, but we'll have to do with this incredible artist's rendition:
Somehow when you're deprived of something, it becomes ever more dear to you, and that's what happened with me. I know there's a lot of out-of-state fans using the internet like I used those bunny ears back in the day, and I promise to provide whatever meager insight I can from my strangely unique (amongst the blogger community, that is) position here in Colorado. So I'll hopefully do a little writeup on some of the prospect camps I manage to attend, and though I haven't really discussed this with Jibble, if he can get me or my sports journalist wife credentialed (fat chance with the Avs, /sigh), I'll even try for some interviews while I'm there.

I'm also planning on riffing my hockey-fan-idol David Driscoll-Carignan's report cards with a different perspective, based more on players roles than he does it. So stay tuned while I fill in for that slacker Jibble and be gentle, it's my first time. And no, I'm not a real doctor. I don't even know why I have the handle, to be honest.

Stay tuned for my first real post in a bit.

- thedoctor