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An Interview with Seth Rothman of Inside Hockey

In what seems to be a feature I utilize a lot here on my blog, here is an e-mail interview I conducted with Seth Rothman, the New York Rangers beat writer for Inside Hockey.

Seth was kind enough to tell us about how he got into the game of hockey as a fan, as writer, what it’s like writing for Inside Hockey and his thoughts on the current team:

PH: How did you first get into hockey? 
SR: My first hockey memory is June, 1994. All I can remember is the night of Game 7 of the Cup Finals, I wasn’t planning on watching the game. Why on earth did I decide that? I was eight-years-old at the time, and bedtime was a very strict 8 p.m. – especially on a school night! So, why bother watching when I’d only get the first period, be all jazzed up, only to be sent to bed? Well, the neighbors next door had other ideas. On the warm June evening, we had the windows open. As I prepared for bed, I heard two distinct, loud cheers emanating from that neighbor’s house. After the second one, I ran upstairs, flicked on the TV, and watched the final few minutes of the first period. Of course, the buzzer sounded on the first period, and my hockey viewing for the evening ended with it. Incredibly, the first time I saw that Game 7 from start to finish was during the lockout a few years ago. I’ve since bought a great collection that shows all seven Eastern Conference and Stanley Cup Final games, which features some of the most compelling hockey action I’ve ever seen.

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