The Editor’s Desk, December, 2006

By Ken McKenna

‘Tis the season for some star-studded hockey, junior style, with the start of the 2007 World Junior Championships next week in Sweden. The WJC is the favorite present for every prospect hawk as it is a coming together of some of the top, young hockey talent in the world.

Each year, Hockey’s Future provides coverage of this great event, and this year will be no exception. Freelance writer and HF contributor Simon Richard will be in attendance in Leksand and Mora, and will file a few reports for our readers. In addition, HF writers will be providing both previews and post mortems related to the action in Sweden. And, in case you haven’t already given it a listen, HF Radio host Dustin Nielson in last week’s show did his own preview of the WJC. Click on the link now to give the show a listen.

And while you’re at it, go back and listen to previous HF Radio webcasts to hear what you might have missed over the past couple of months. Dustin does a great job with the show, having managed to bring on a diverse guest list that includes players, coaches, journalists and other luminaries from all levels of hockey. And Dustin has even given a few prizes away to lucky listeners of the live webcast, so be sure to “tune in” to Hockey’s Future Radio every Thursday night at 9 PM EST.

Also this month, our HF writers will be providing fans of NHL clubs with updates on the progress of prospects in the AHL and ECHL. Some of these articles already have been posted, so take some time to read the fine work of our dedicated staff.

Do you have any questions for the HF Mailbag? If so, send those questions to hfmailbag@hockeysfuture.com and we’ll be sure to provide you with some answers.

With the holiday season in full swing, it means that a new year is just around the corner. 2007 should be a very interesting year for us at Hockey’s Future, as it will be the site’s 10th anniversary. We’ll be making some improvements to the site in honor of this milestone, some noticeable, others not so obvious. And there might even be a design change on the horizon once some of the background work is done. We’ll be looking to make HF better and stronger for the future.

Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a safe and festive holiday season. Thank you for making Hockey’s Future a regular stop in your daily Internet surfing routine; we hope that you will continue to do so in 2007 and beyond.

Ken McKenna

Managing Editor, Hockey’s Future

P.S. I almost forgot to mention this. For those of you that use MySpace, we now have a Hockey’s Future MySpace page at that site. While it will primarily be used to attract new readers to the site, we’d be honored to have some of our current readers add themselves as friends of HF. We’ve tried to make a visit to that page entertaining, as you can hear the latest HF Radio podcast play automatically once the page loads. And while you’re listening, you can play a fun Flash hockey game embedded on that page. So feel free to drop in, and to add yourself as a friend. Let’s have a look at ya!