|DobberHockey - Meet the Writers : Jeff Angus||Tweet|
|Written by Gates Imbeau|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2012 18:57|
Who are the DobberHockey writers? You read their articles every day, now it is time to go behind the scenes. Throughout the summer, each writer will be put in the spot light and will share a little bit about themselves, their columns and some upcoming predictions. First up is Jeff Angus, senior writer and manager of DobberHockey.
Name : Jeff Angus
2001-02 – Jason Allison
This year in my one-year points only league. I am currently in four leagues, which seems to be a manageable number.
Vancouver vs. New York, 1994 Stanley Cup Final.
Nope, but have gotten into playing more in the past six or seven years. Played soccer through my formative years and they overlapped.
I started writing for fun while at business school. Has grown organically. What inspires me? Other writers. I love reading something that makes me change my stance on an issue. I love writing, and I love hockey.
Since then, what has been some of your own most memorable pieces? Any personal favorite articles?
More generally, the improvements that have been made with each article. The advice is cliché, but the best way to get better at writing is to write (and read). I really enjoyed profiling Willie Mitchell, and I have been publishing more long form pieces lately. They take a lot longer to research and write, but it makes for a richer read.
Word of advice to fellow writers and aspiring writers?
Don’t be afraid to write for free. Exposure is important. Practice, a lot. And try to find a few writers that you want to emulate, and pay attention to how they write.
Not sure, at the moment. For example, a strong or weak performance in an advanced statistic has a direct effect on a player’s offensive output. So they are already affecting hockey pools significantly, but people just don’t understand that (yet).
On my Google Reader feed, I have hundreds of sites I check up on (helps with writing, not only the ramblings but other columns as well). DobberHockey, for sure. I enjoy many of the SBNation team blogs. Some of the other sites I write for – the Canucks Army, and The Hockey Writers | Overtime.
Non-hockey, I really enjoy the Farnam Street Blog, Grantland, and a number of fitness/nutrition websites.
I enjoy playing most sports, from basketball to hockey to tennis to soccer. Fitness is also a huge passion of mine, and if I am not at the gym, I am thinking about my next workout. I like reading a lot, too.
Any big upcoming plans?
Not at the moment. Going to follow my passion for writing, hockey, and other sports as long as I can.
Pretty early for me to pick sleepers, but here goes. I think Jamie Benn could take the next step to superstar status (90 points). For breakout performances, I’d keep an eye on Ryan Johansen in Columbus.
Vancouver, but the Avalanche are a team to watch for. If they get a big season from Erik Johnson, they’ll surprise a lot of teams.
Next up is Anthony Lancione this Friday.
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