The Hawks’ Nest

Live Chat With Brett Ponich; Other Miscellany
September 22, 2009, 5:11 pm
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On Thursday morning we’ll be hosting a live chat with newly-minted team captain Brett Ponich. There’s plenty to talk about with Brett, from the honor of being named team captain, to the big win to open the season in Seattle, this weekend’s home opener, the changes around the team, and his time in St. Louis for the Blues’ training camp (for which he got great reviews from Blues brass). You can head over to the page right now and submit questions early.

We’ll be using the Cover It Live tool for the chat, the same one I used this weekend in Seattle when I live blogged the Winterhawks’ season opener from ShoWare Center. Big thanks to everyone who took part in that live chat. It was a lot of fun to be able to interact with fans while the game was going on, even if there was a bizarre sequence where the backspace didn’t work and my writing looked like it was being translated from Ukrainian.

Since I don’t travel with the team it’s not something I’ll be able to do from too many more road games. I may do it at the odd home game, but we’ll see. Maybe I need some feedback here…would fans be interested if we hosted live blogs from select home games, or are most of you season ticket holders who are already at the games? And even if we did do live blogs, what about the possibility I’d have to step away for periods of time to attend to matters as they arise during the games?

Like so many things these days it’s a work in progress, but between this blog, Twitter, Facebook and our various other online entities, it’s been a lot of fun connecting with our fans.

Getting back to the team, all the injured players seem to be mending nicely. Ty Rattie is still a few weeks from game action, but he’s been skating at practice recently. Adam Basford is in the same boat as he recovers from a sprained ankle- skating, but not ready to play yet. Seth Swenson seems to be over his case of mono is working hard to get back into game shape. Daniel Johnston recovered from his strained neck in time to take the ice in the team’s season opener in Seattle.

We also have some media appearances coming up, most notably Ian Curtis taking the airwaves Thursday evening over at 94.7 FM. At 5 p.m. he’ll be doing the Perfect Playlist with Gustav, where he picks his five favorite songs and talks about why he chose them. It should be a lot of fun, so make sure you tune in.


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It would be great if your live chat was more in sync (somehow) with Andy & Todd’s broadcast. It was great to see you type GOOOOOAL during the Seattle game, but it sort of takes the wind out of Andy’s announcement of the play some 25 seconds later. I would like to do both (listen and type) but in the end I would choose the radio/net broadcast if they can’t be synced.

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