Hello friends! It has been suggested to me that by way of dipping my toe in the forum community (there is so much backlog. SO MUCH.) I make a thread dedicated to my most incongruous obsession - hockey! Welcome one, welcome all! I have no idea how many of us have fallen into this deep icy hole but I was thinking if there were quite a few of us we might be able to jazz hands above faves here, heckle, maybe even joint-stream a thing! So, introduce yourself and the particular fan-hole you've fallen into, who your faves are (problematic or not) and come angst over how good our boys and gals are! I'm Trilli. I'm pretty active on the Discord and the Skype Channels that Were. I live in Boston but I'm a Pittsburgh area ex-pat, and thus my magical faves are dem flightless birds. My obsession has driven me to many things, including but not limited to brushing up on my French, a preoccupation with French Canadian slang, beginning to learn Russian, and a semi-professional career writing for hockey publications like the NWHL, my own blog (Precedent Sport- focused on celebrating the achievements of female athletes and athletes from under-served communities and demographics), and some college hockey publications. I have a particular interest in advancing the sport in underserved communities and especially bringing the glory of women's hockey and all of the accomplishments of my various women's hockey faves, as well as their ability to succeed in the game at large, into the public eye. As such, you'll often hear me screaming about the accomplishments of female hockey players, openly LGBTQIA athletes, and older athletes. I skate and play, myself, so that's a thing - and am interested in all kinds of artistic pursuits. So let's get this going! TLDR; Pens, US Women's Hockey National Team. NWHL, CWHL, Pride, Blades, Stars, and sometimes the Habs. Hockey reporter, player, and all around fanatic.