Thoughts after the NHL lockout

Over on, I have a couple of posts about the NHL lockout now that it has finally come to an end. As a long time fan, this is the fourth NHL work stoppage I’ve sat through in the last two decades and the third lockout under league commissioner Gary Bettman.

But I feel most for all the businesses and employees who were affected by the lockout. Those who suffered financially because of the NHL and the NHLPA’s inability to get a deal done faster are the ones I’m most happy for at the moment. And as I explain in the first of the two BrooksLaichyear posts below, my excitement for the NHL’s return currently stops there.

In the second post, I talk about the “Hockey is back” slogan and some signs that maybe the NHL leadership, owners and players still don’t understand what it is that has some hockey fans feeling so uninspired about their brand of the sport.

Uninspired to watch: The NHL is back and I don’t care

With new slogan and simple apologies, NHL still doesn’t seem to get it


Connect with me on Twitter at @mikeholden

WordPress tells me that January 10 was my best day ever for follows of my blog. That was the same day I posted about my recent move to Madison, CT and the PR and marketing work I’m now trying to drum up near my new hometown or remotely.

With new followers on board, I thought now might be a good time to mention my Twitter account. If you’re on Twitter, let’s connect there as well. You can find me at @mikeholden. If you do start following me there after reading this, please send me a tweet and let me know that’s how you found me.

PR and marketing in Madison, Connecticut

English: Sign in Madison, Connecticut

Sign in Madison, Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few weeks ago, my family and I moved from the Washington, DC area to Madison, CT, about an hour and half up I-95 from New York City. I’m now working on generating PR and marketing work in my new hometown and the surrounding area.

This is a quick post to say that if you’re looking for communications help, I invite you to look over some samples of my PR and marketing work, as well as additional examples of my writing. I can also work remotely if you’re based outside the area. I’ve done this before and would be happy to discuss it with you.

Please contact me via email at blog AT or through LinkedIn.