It’s been a full season and a half since Thomas Drance hired me as his first move as the Nation Network’s Overlord and I joined as Jets Nation manager. Since then, we’ve grown into the leading independent site for Winnipeg Jets news and analysis, with our daily traffic surpassing what was once the norm for weekly numbers.
With a new season just over the horizon, I want to talk about a change coming with the new season, both personal and with the site.
First off, I wish to announce that I’m taking a step back in my duties with Jets Nation. I’ve enjoyed being the Managing Editor. I have enjoyed opportunities and access that with things like the Young Stars Tournament and the NHL Entry Draft. It’s been a blast seeing the growth in the site and community, while our own contributors have grown in numbers, breadth, and diversity.
That said, I am only one man. I only have so much time available and Jets Nation is a project that deserves attention and focus.
Jets Nation is not the only thing that has grown over my duration here. I have seen Hockey Graphs, a website I initially started just so I can rant on topics too general or technical for Jets Nation, expand into the leading statistical research and analysis site. Also, with the help of a few others, I have my own hockey statistical tracking and consulting company that is entering its second season and its clients are starting to create a bit of a conflict of interest into what I can share on here with reporting.
That said, I will still be kicking around here. I will still be posting on the regular some statistical analysis pieces. Most of the changes will occur behind the scenes and not obvious to the casual observer, but I will be unable to continue in the same capacity as before.
I will be passing the torch to another.
With that, I would like to announce that I’m passing the torch over to Jacob Stoller for the 2016-17 season. Stoller has been writing on the Jets for quite some while, between Arctic Ice Hockey and Jets Nations. He is a local kid with a hunger for writing and producing high quality content. He has some big plans for Jets Nations and I’m excited for this community’s direction.
Go Jets Go!