NHL.com: Let’s talk

Another one on nhl.com, this time a little special.

I am ready. Headphones are already on, recording device probably will be ready, all I need now is you people in North America to call me at (718) 395-1775. My fellow Euros can call me at +358 9 2316 5817.
When to call me on Wednesday, April 2? I will be available to talk between 9 p.m. CET (3 pm EST) and 2 am CET (8 pm EST). After that, if you do call, feel free to leave a message, but don’t expect me to answer, I will be fast asleep
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Let’s Talk

My fellow blogger, and the hardest working man in the business, Paul Kukla, did a cool thing a few weeks ago. He invited us all to call him and talk hockey.

While I missed the call myself, I did listen to them on his website, and thought it was truly great idea. So good, in fact, that it was worth stealing.

After thinking about it some more, I decided to take it one step further – the stealing, that is – and even stole his blog entry, and modified it a bit.

So … here goes:

The majority of my time during the NHL season is spent talking hockey. So I thought to myself, why not talk hockey with you? Yes, I do mean talk.

I have always been interested in hearing the views of anyone who loves the game of hockey. It intrigues me what people in Seattle, Washington, or Orillia think of the game. Are they different than a fan in Stockholm? Do the European fans see the game differently than someone in Australia?

Do the players themselves want to talk about the game when they are not playing? How about team and League executives, do they talk hockey 24/7?

On Wednesday, April 2, everyone can let me know how you feel. You can call me crazy, but you can also call me. I am giving out my phone number to talk hockey with you.

Now, let me lay down some guidelines. I am a one-person office. Just me, myself and I exist, so I can only answer one phone call at a time. If this takes off, like I hope it does, you may get the busy signal, or the voicemail, so try again a few minutes later.

If you happen to get through to me, your call will be recorded if I can get the recording device to work, and if I think others would be interested in what you had to say, the call just may be posted on the web so others can hear our discussion too.

You can call me, and speak English, Finnish, or Swedish. Other languages I will listen to happily.

With the time difference between North America, and it being late night here in Stockholm, I probably will have the time to chat about the weather, as well. I will play it by ear and again, I ask you call with a topic in mind and begin quickly.

Who will call me? Will it be Joe from Yellow Knife, Scarlett in Hollywood, Gary in NYC? Will a team owner or GM get the urge to call? Will a play-by-play man want to talk hockey with me? Will an NHL player call, just to talk? Will I fall sleep on the couch?

I am ready. Headphones are already on, recording device probably will be ready, all I need now is you people in North America to call me at (718) 395-1775. My fellow Euros can call me at +358 9 2316 5817.

When to call me on Wednesday, April 2? I will be available to talk between 9 p.m. CET (3 pm EST) and 2 am CET (8 pm EST). After that, if you do call, feel free to leave a message, but don’t expect me to answer, I will be fast asleep.

How does that make you feel?