Entries with the tag: tim rosenthal
Tim Rosenthal of Inside Hockey was kind enough to answer a few questions via e-mail regarding the Stanley Cup Playoffs:
PH: Which teams do you think will surprise in the playoffs? Why?
TR: Well, to start off with a bold prediction for this would be an understatement. I said it before the playoffs started so I should try to be true to my word. My pick for the Western Conference finals was Kings and Wings and the reason being is the Wings playoff success and the Kings youth movement are two things I really enjoy seeing on a daly basis. You can never count a team like Detroit out even if they aren’t one of the top four teams in the West and the Kings are a very talented bunch on both sides of the puck and have had Vancouver’s number recently. I can also see Phoenix making a surprise run with so much uncertainty with that franchise.
As all my readers know, I love to do interviews with hockey personalities and bloggers and try to do one every week to every other week.
In this week’s installment, I did an e-mail interview with Tim Rosenthal, the Boston Bruins beat writer and associate editor of Inside Hockey. Tim was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he started writing/blogging about the game and his thoughts on this year’s Boston Bruins hockey team.
PH: How did you first get into hockey?
TR: People told me I was born a hockey fan, but to answer your question, I was about three or four years old when I first got into the sport. It was the year where the Bruins made the Stanley Cup and I could remember watching Fred Cusick and Derek Sanderson call every B’s game. That was a great team too that underachieved in the Stanley Cup, but it was still great to watch.
PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team and player? Why?
TR: Obviously, the Bruins were my favorite team, not just because they were the local team, but also because they have always stuck with the same motto from the 70’s era, as a tough, blue-collar team. While they couldn’t duplicate the success from that era in the past, I look at this current team and think that they are becoming the Big Bad Bruins that Boston fans loved. The future for Bruins hockey looks bright for sure.