Six years and three months. That's how long I've been with Eyes on Isles. I've lost count on how many posts I've written and how many podcasts I've recorded while here with FanSided's Eyes on Isles.
This is my last day with Eyes on Isles. I've seen it grow from a site that brought in a handful of people to one of the most popular Islanders blogs out there. It's been an incredible metamorphosis to see happen and to take a leading part in.
I've had a ton of highs and lows in my time with Eyes on Isles.
Massive high: having a phone chat with legend Denis Potvin as he politely answered my questions about Vanier while he waited to go to the theater in Colorado. I've idolized Potvin since I was a child. To chat with him, not just about the Isles, but about our common bond of being from Vanier was magical.
Massive low: calling out Calvin de Haan on Twitter after a bad play. As de Haan does, he came at me for the chirp. And I deserved it. I shouldn't have called him out on a bad play. And I got my social lashes for it. That was a hell of a low that I fully deserved and a massive learning moment. I haven't deleted the tweet, it's still out there if you want to find it.
It's been a hell of a ride here for me. I hope you enjoyed what I did because I enjoyed every step along the way. Every article I wrote and every podcast I recorded. But what I enjoyed the most are the connections I've made along the way.
That means each and every one of you that I've met tailgating at Islanders games. To the people, I've not met but interacted with on Twitter. To the friends, I've made like Spizz and Ryan. And specifically to my good friend Matt O'Leary. I love Matt and I didn't know him before I started with Eyes on Isles. Working with him for six years was a dream.
And a big thank you to FanSided for bringing in me on when I had little experience operating my dinky little blog (The Line of Offense) and helping me grow to where I am now.
I know it sounds like I'm saying goodbye, but I just wanted to get some thoughts off my chest as I leave Eyes on Isles. I'm not leaving the Isles space. While I move on from Eyes on Isles to a new job, I will continue my YouTube channel following around Isles prospects. So it's not goodbye. It's see you later.