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An E-mail Interview with Jordan Shifman of CBC.ca

When it comes to the National Hockey League, social media has grown into something that plays a tremendous part in the coverage of our great sport.

One person, who works for CBC.ca and is very big into social media, fantasy hockey and more, was kind enough to take some time out of his very busy schedule to tell us about how he got into the business, what he does for CBC.ca, give some fantasy hockey advice and more.

It is my pleasure to introduce you folks, if you do not know him already, to Jordan Shifman.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
JS: I grew up in a big sports family in Toronto. My father, two brothers and I often watched hockey together, especially Hockey Night in Canada. Throughout my childhood, there were many road hockey games in front of our house with friends and neighbours. I’ve also played a lot of ice hockey, but my favourite has always been on the outdoor rink, especially while going to university in Ottawa.

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An E-mail Interview with Elliotte Friedman of HNIC

This man needs no introduction.

Our fearless leader links to him every single week and probably every hockey fan has gotten used to seeing his mug on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada every single Saturday night.

With that in mind, it was an absolute honor and pleasure to do an e-mail interview with Elliotte Friedman:

PH: How did you get into hockey?
EF: I’m Canadian. Don’t know if there’s another way to answer that question.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player?
EF: Initially, I liked the Maple Leafs. But when I was 10, my dad took me to a game at the Gardens against Chicago. It was a 2-2 tie, and after the game, several Blackhawks signed autographs for me. Reg Kerr, Tom Lysiak, Bob Murray, Doug Wilson. That made me a Blackhawk fan for life. Tough to admit that on a website full of Blackhawk fans.

My favourite players were Guy Lafleur, Borje Salming, Bob Clarke (loved the missing teeth) and Bob Gainey.

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From the Ice to the Booth: An Interview with Kevin Weekes

When you’re a hockey player growing up in Canada, your dream is to make it into the National Hockey League and win a Stanley Cup.

While this person did not win a Stanley Cup, he was an NHL netminder for the better part of 12 seasons and has now established himself as one of the top analysts in the game.

The man I am talking about is Kevin Weekes. Weekes, who played for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a professional hockey player.

“I knew right from when I was 6 years old that I wanted to be an NHL goalie,” Weekes said. “That was my goal. When you work hard enough and are fortunate enough to aspire to it, it can be very fulfilling.”

It was certainly fulfilling for Weekes, who had to overcome a few challenges to make his dream come true.

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