Liebster Award

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Nucksaid has been nominated for the LIEBSTER award, thanks to my sister who blogs at Picture This My Way

[if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you should!] It’s an exciting milestone & I wanted to share by nominating a few well deserving blogs!

The Rules

1. You must link back to the person that nominated you.

2. You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee.

3. You must pick 11 bloggers to be nominated for the award with 200 or under followers.

4. You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

Questions I was asked by Picture This My Way

1. What made you start blogging?

The inspiration for starting my blog came from the the combination of growing tired of the constant negativity that is the local sports media and the encouragement from friends and family.

2. What’s been your greatest challenge on your blog so far?

Finding a balance for keeping to a schedule & developing blog posts that will appeal to my readers and draw in new readers.

3. Who is your greatest influence?

Social media and the driving force of wanting to support the team in a way the local media has lacked in the last few years.

4. What do you love to do in your spare time?

Attending hockey games, writing my blog or just some creative writing when time allows.

5. What big ticket item is on your wishlist right now?

A ticket to the 2014 Heritage Classic featuring the Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators.

6. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

Ireland.

7. What is something you’re proud of creating/making/doing recently?

Aside from being a crazy hockey nut, I really enjoy cooking & baking. Recently I came up with my own chocolate shortbread recipe & it turned out delicious!

8. Name one thing you couldn’t live a day without.

Chocolate.

9. What music are you listening to right now?

A little bit of everything but at the moment really enjoying Wakey!Wakey!’s “Almost Everything I said the Last Time I Saw You..” album & Blind Pilot’s “We Are the Tide” album.

10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I’d love to be sitting in the press box at Rogers Arena watching the Canucks take on their latest opponent or perhaps featured on a sports radio talk show! That would be absolutely surreal. Not sure that either will happen but it certainly would be interesting!

11. Tell me a surprising fact about yourself.

Last year I started running 3-5 times a week to train for a 10k marathon I want to participate in with my sister in April.

My Nominees: Shoutout to my fellow hockey bloggers!

1. March Hockey

2. jannikhansen36

3. Hockey all the time

4. Swamp Hockey

5. One Puck Short

6. Pucks and Puzzle Pieces

7. The Grinder

8. 99 goals

9. Bure’s Triple Deke

10. NHL History Girl

11. Hockey Sticks and Nail Polish

My Questions for my Nominees:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

2. Is there something you wish you had known when you first started your blog?

3. What is the biggest challenge about your blog?

4. What is your favourite sports team outside of hockey?

5. Who is your favourite hockey player & why?

6. What is your favourite aspect of the game?

7. Who will you be supporting the 2014 Olympics hockey tournament?

8. Which opponent drives you the most crazy? [for me, its the Boston Bruins & Chicago Blackhawks!]

9. If you could choose ANY player currently in the league OR retired to play on your favourite team, WHO would you choose & why?

10. Tell me a surprising fact about yourself.

11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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Nucksaid One Year Later…

I’m a few days late in posting this BUT here goes!

Hard to believe that ONE year has passed since I began this crazy blogging journey with you all! So how did this all come to be? Why start a blog? It all started because a friend suggested that it would be a good outlet for me to express and share my opinions regarding the team with others who enjoy the team and the sport. A blog allows me to say more than a Facebook status allows and to share my crazy hockey obsession with the world.

To me, hockey is more than just a game. Hockey tells a story of more than just one player or team and can capture the hearts of cities and countries alike. Sometimes it can be predictable and other times a player or team will take everyone by surprise. Each season brings new excitement, new predictions, new surprises [good and bad!], and the ever endless debates between fans and the media. Every season brings change and not one season is the same as the one that preceded it.

I look forward to every October as my favourite sport returns from hiatus and once again my craziness begins. I am one of those fans who yells at the TV when the game is on….cheering when things go well and booing when the other team scores or the ref makes a bad call…if you want to watch the game in peace do not watch the game with me. It is impossible for me to watch the game without getting excited or expressing my distaste at something either said by the commentator or a bad play in the game. The way I see it…how can one really enjoy the game OR any sport[or show] without expressing themselves as it happens?

Last season the league had a shortened season and THIS year the fans get not only a FULL season BUT 6 OUTDOOR games and the enjoyment of OLYMPIC hockey! People always ask me, don’t you ever get tired of watching hockey? Simply put, no. I get chills at the start of every new season as the calendar turns to October and this crazy season long journey begins!

Can the 2013-2014 season begin already?! Hockey needs to come back soon!

Can the 2013-2014 season begin already?! Hockey needs to come back soon! #70daysuntilhockey #OctoberFirst!

Thank-you to all of those who have followed this blog from the beginning and thank-you to all those who have joined along the way! I love sharing my scatter-brained thoughts & interacting with all of you! Here’s to many more!

One year later…wonder what my thoughts were from that first post? My style has not changed too much. Here’s a link to my first post:

https://nucksaid.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/hello-world/

One year later and I will continue to share my crazy hockey fan madness with all of you! Thanks again for joining me & my craziness!

As always, until next time, nuck said.

Sarah E.L.