|Last season's Calder Cup rally (Credit: Michael Connell/Texas Stars)|
I want to make sure that I'm using the credentials that I have to tell the types of stories that you want to hear about. Over my six years as a member of the Texas Stars media corps, I've written about the unexpected connection between Colton Sceviour and coach Jeff Pyle. In a two-parter at the start of the 2013-14 season, I interviewed Scott White at length about his path to Cedar Park and the things he's done here to make Texas so successful (Part 1, Part 2).
Two years ago, I wrote for TheAHL.com's AHL On the Beat about Toby Petersen, Taylor Vause and their shared battle with Type I diabetes. That same story was published to NHL.com.
Last year's historic season gave me a chance to chronicle each of the original Stars still with the team, all for TheAHL.com again. First, I chatted with Travis Morin about the amazing season he was having to that point. Amazingly, it got even better for the eventual MVP.
On the eve of the All-Star game, I spoke to Colton Sceviour very long distance to learn more about his five years with the Texas Stars. Sceviour, of course, was in St. John's, Newfoundland.
And finally, as the playoffs got started, I talked to Maxime Fortunus for another AHL On the Beat feature on the Stars' captain getting ready for a playoff run that, unbeknownst to us at the time, would end in a Calder Cup, Fortunus's first.
All this to say, I'm getting ready for another season of great in-depth player, coach and staff interviews. I want to know: What types of stories do you want to see here? Who deserves a feature that you've been wondering about? Are there any hidden stories that you've always wanted to know more about? Let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to cover this team for you just the way you want.