It's been a crazy week and a half for Mile High Hockey.
The trade deadline came and went with the Avs picking up some old favorites (Foote, Forsberg) and a new one (Ruslan Salei), season-ending injuries to three foundation guys (Smyth, Svatos and Clark), a battle royale with a radio talk show host over criticism of Coach Q and the nature of blogging, the birth of a new meme (power play kittens) to replace an old one (Skrastins not withstanding), a profile at the Fanhouse and the most epic game thread of all time.
And, during all of this, daily traffic has more than doubled, to an average of more than 400 unique visitors per day, with weekdays averaging nearly 500. That's small potatoes to some blogs, but for a team-specific blog that's been around for less than a year, that's not half bad.
None of this would have been possible (or fun) without the help of the Mile High Hockey members, all of whom deserve a strong, heterosexual pat on the back for their hard work. And by hard work I mean clicking and typing. That shit is tough. You guys (and girls) are awesome and I would miss you terribly if you all died tomorrow.
If you're new to the site and feeling left out, you can register for a free membership and begin posting comments and diary entries. The more the merrier.
In the next couple of weeks this blog will shift over to the new SB Nation 2.0 platform, which will no doubt be both exciting and stressful for everyone involved. If you want a sneak preview, check out Athletics Nation, the first SB Nation blog to be transfered. I'm excited about the changes and you should be too.
Again, thanks to everyone for contributing their insights, deep thoughts and witty one-liners to the success of Mile High Hockey. This blog is only going to get better, and I'm excited to be a part of it.
ADDENDUM: Oh, and one more thing. When Adrian Dater eventually gets fired from the Denver Post because either the newspaper business continues to tank or because he's a total loose cannon, he's got a spot here at Mile High Hockey ready and waiting.