Bit of a tough post to write.
What's been funny the past few weeks is that, when I talk to people about the work I'm doing covering the Leafs, one of the questions I often get is: "What about the blog?"
Truth is, I don't know – not yet anyway. What I do know is that the role I'm in at the paper is exactly the sort of job so many sportswriters in this country dream of, and it's going to be incredibly challenging, interesting and (hopefully) rewarding all at once.
What it likely won't do is leave me with oodles of time to weigh in here every day.
It's a bit sad to think that after more than five years of posting on my two silly sites, this could be the end (or the near end), but whatever happens, I'll still be blogging whenever I can. The Globe, for one, is going to be building up its sites, and I'll be helping in that regard, posting at Globe on Hockey (or potentially another site, if that's the way they go).
I'll also be writing on the Leafs (and the teams they play) at globesports.com, which has a terrific new editor in Darren Yourk and is improving all the time.
This isn't quite goodbye because, like I said, that's all yet to be determined. There's talk at SBN that there may be new voices writing here, and I definitely still encourage people to chime in on the FanPosts and FanShots to fill the void.
And, you never know, maybe at some point, I'm back to stay.
Speaking of SBN, I owe Tyler and Jim major thanks for being so understanding as I stepped away first from the manager's role here and now at least in part from the blog. It's hard not to be proud of honours like this and be grateful that so many talented people signed on to build something great on this network.
You know, I moved out to Toronto seven years ago hoping to one day get a chance to cover the NHL, and now that chance is here. And I don't think there's any way it would have happened without this site and all its success.
Now if those Leafs could just win a few games...