I became a full-time student last September which resulted in me being unable to dedicate so much time and energy into keeping the website current. I originally planned to just scale back the content, but alas, found myself barely able to watch every other Sharks game; let alone continue to spend hours every day maintaining the website. So I stopped posting all together.
I absolutely love hockey and following the San Jose Sharks was not just a hobby, it was a lifestyle for me. The 2016 Stanley Cup Final run was euphoric and I will never forget those moments along with many others in years’ past. But then the time came when I had to focus the bulk of my efforts on things that were more practical to me. I am not an aspiring sports writer, journalist, hockey operations person, etc. I created this website as a fun little side project and a way to stay connected to the team. Over the past couple of months, I’ve put some thought into what I want the future of www.deadlywaters.net to look like.
The website will be restructured in both appearance and content. There is no timetable for this; I have a general idea of where I want to take things but will also play it by ear. The major change is that I will no longer post news such as signings, trades, injuries, etc. Same goes for game day posts and recaps on Twitter. Basically, this will cease to be a blog and most likely take the form of an article-based website. I haven’t decided what to do with prospect coverage but will be continuing the bi-annual rankings, so be on the lookout for that very soon.
I stress that there is no timetable for these changes. This will likely be a long transition and I don’t want to promise a certain type or amount of articles, at least right away. Programming and statistical work is applicable to me so I expect to base content around that as I gain a better grasp of those topics. But there are really no set boundaries and I’m excited to see where this fresh start takes me.
As always, thank you for reading and go Sharks!