Thank You Days of Y’Orr

We here at Down the Frozen River try to stay impartial when it comes to our analysis, but I just had to comment on this.

The Days of Y'Orr logo, affectionately stylized as a bear resembling Bobby Orr's most famous moment in Boston Bruins history.
The Days of Y’Orr logo, affectionately stylized as a bear resembling Bobby Orr’s most famous moment in Boston Bruins history.

Thank you, Days of Y’Orr, for being an inspiration; for being the kind of thing this current-college-student-hoping-to-turn-this-into-a-career-someday can only dream of. You guys made fans and players- and I’m sure even some front offices around the league every once in a while- laugh. Your presence on the Internet and your dedicated following, is what we strive for. We exist to be an outlet for fans to talk about hockey, with varying levels of passion and knowledge, but still talking about hockey- because hockey, is the greatest thing in the world.

We’ll never forget your love affair with Shawn Thornton- in part, because we have our own with Zach Boychuk, but that’s mostly because he follows us on Twitter, and not necessarily because he is the third greatest hockey player of all time.

Also, your run of Photoshops in 2011 will live forever in the hearts and minds of New Englanders, for better or worse.

So from all of us at Down the Frozen River, thank you for leading the way- into the blogging frontier of the unknown- and succeeding. The world needs more laughter and you guys delivered. Here’s to five years of “irreverent Photoshop and Shawn Thornton worship” as Boston Magazine eloquently noted. In the end, it was all worth it. And we hope to be able to say that someday too.

Thanks again guys and best regards in your future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Nick Lanciani

Founder and Main Editor of Down the Frozen River

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