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An E-mail Interview with The Score’s Rob Pizzo

Last week, we were lucky enough to conduct an e-mail interview with Backhand Shelf blogger Cam Charron. This week, it was my pleasure to do an e-mail interview with the Score’s Rob Pizzo.

Rob was kind enough to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he got involved with The Score on both the web and television sides of the outlet and much more.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
RP: I honestly don’t even remember being introduced to the sport because I’ve been around it my entire life. I come from an Italian family so naturally my dad had me in soccer cleats right after birth, but he is also a big hockey fan. I also have two younger brothers so even when we were not on the ice, we were playing street hockey, mini sticks, breakaway contests…everything. It really is the best sport in the world in my opinion and nothing frustrates me more than trying to convince someone how great it is.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player? Why?
RP: As far as players went, I had 2 favourites: Wayne Gretzky and Steve Yzerman. I loved everything they did and tried to copy them as much as I could (yes I went through a “tuck my right side of my jersey” in phase). When I was young, I wasn’t the only one who liked The Great One, so there were a lot of Oiler and King fans. I didn’t want to be like everyone else so I thought “I’ll like the Red Wings because of Yzerman”. Paulina is starting to make me question my loyalty though.

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An E-mail Interview with Hockey Blogger Cam Charron

While we obviously all love Kukla’s Korner, there are a lot of other great hockey blogs out there.

One such blog is the Score’s Backhand Shelf, which is run by the great Justin Bourne. I was lucky enough to conduct an e-mail interview with one of the site’s terrific bloggers, Cam Charron.

Cam was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he became a hockey blogger, a little bit about some of the sites he is blogging for and more.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
CC: Basically, I’m just like any other kid who was growing up in Canada. It was on TV all the time, I played road hockey with my brother and collected cards as a kid. I don’t recall ever making a conscious choice to watch this sport, it was always available for me and I took to it quickly.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player? Why?
CC: I loved Pavel Bure and the Vancouver Canucks. I’m not sure which begat the other, but I stuck with the Canucks even after the Bure trade for a while.

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