For the Love of the Game

Posted by: Mike Machnik

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2008 Frozen Four, I wanted to add a few final thoughts.

First, thanks to everyone for reading and we hope you enjoyed the coverage we provided. But also, we hope you’ll check out the terrific coverage of our colleagues and friends at the other national sites, Inside College Hockey and USCHO. They’re also blessed with talented writers and photographers, and all of us do what we do for the love of the game. You could probably spend the next week at work poring over the incredible mass of work produced by all of us this weekend. But you could also find worse ways to spend your time than reading about college hockey.

Next, thank you to everyone associated with the 2008 Frozen Four for making it such an enjoyable time and helping us to do our job as best we could. There are too many people to thank all by name, but the people at the NCAA, the Pepsi Center and the University of Denver, all were so helpful and did a great job. 

Thanks also to the coaches, players and staff from the four schools this weekend. Both for the games on the ice and your help off the ice. There’s an immense amount of pressure and request for time from the teams that make it this far with the incredible quantity of media that covers this event, and to the last man or woman, everyone was as helpful as they could be and we thank you for that.

Finally, congratulations to the 2008 NCAA Champions, Boston College. This was an Eagle team that was a lot of fun to watch and cover, and they won this championship with a terrific mix of talent and hard work. After so many years of late getting close only to fall short, it was nice to see Jerry York and his team get to enjoy everything that comes with finally winning the title. They had to go through four very good teams to get there, and they wouldn’t have done it without playing as a team and working as hard as they did.

Thank you everyone, and we’ll see you this time next year in Washington, DC!

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