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If you are a hockey fan, than you are probably following your favorite sport in a number of different ways.
May be you are one that watches the games on television, listens to the game on the radio, purchases the NHL Center Ice package for your family’s television, buys the NHL GameCenter Live package for your computer, or follows everything by hopping online and checking out all the hockey blogs, hockey beat writers, and so on and so forth.
Believe it or not, folks, there is another way and it is three words: NHL Home Ice.
This outlet is dedicated to hockey like no other. The hosts are not only some of the most knowledgeable hockey people out there, but they are also true fans of the game we all know and love.
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With the National Hockey League officially past the mid-way point of the season, there have been lots of things going on in the 2011-12 campaign.
For starters, the hockey has been excellent. There have been great games, big goals, lots of hits, terrific saves and more.
“I love it,” Bruce Bolton, Producer of Hockey This Morning on NHL Home Ice on SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, told me when I had a chance to catch up with him about the NHL season so far. “The first half of the season is usually always good hockey.”
One thing that Bolton really likes about the first half of the season is that every team for the most part is competitive and is fighting for one of the top eight spots in their respective conferences.
“It is great because of the parody that is in the league now,” Bolton said. “Not only is there parody in the first half, but there is parity the whole season. It is great to see how tight it is in a 30 team league.”
As all of you folks are well aware of, I am a big fan of NHL Home Ice. I love the content that the channel produces, I love the hosts and I love the general enthusiasm everyone at that channel has for the game of hockey.
Today, I am proud to present to you readers an e-mail interview I conducted with NHL Home Ice Hockey This Morning Producer Bruce Bolton. Bruce was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into the game, how he got the gig at NHL Home Ice as well as his thoughts on the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
PH: How did you get into hockey?
BB: My father like most Canadian dads had me on the ice at a very young age and had a hockey stick in my hand as soon as I could hold a bottle. My love for the game then only grew when I started to play organized hockey. And then I fell in love with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the NHL during the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player?
BB: First off with my response to the last answer its obvious that I bleed blue and white, as I am a big fan of the Leafs. In the sports world, I guess I would be called a homer born in Toronto as I cheer for the Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Buffalo Bills.
A main reason for my loyalty to these three teams is the fact that I started my faith/fan ship with these teams in the early 90’s when all three teams were experiencing success.
As for my favorite player growing up that would have to be number 28 tough guy Tie Domi. Most Leaf fans in my age bracket would say Doug Gilmour or Wendal Clark, however my story is different. One of the main reasons I stayed faithful to Domi over the years is because much like myself he didn’t put up many points, yet he still had a unique role on his hockey team. Tie played on every line when he was with the Leafs and did different things on each. And much like Domi, I love the physical side of the game and there is nothing wrong with a good dust up.