Monday, November 16, 2009

Back In The Day...


Back in the early part of the decade, Black Aces was a .ca address and was more of a traditional kind of hockey website, before I even knew what a blog really was. It was run by myself and my friend Simon and we kept it up for upwards of two years until the hosting fees became too big to handle. When I discovered the free service Blogger, I rebooted the Black Aces name a couple of years later and that's the site you see now.

For a peak at what that old site looked like, check out a 2004 archive right here courtesy of the Way Back Machine website.

It's a little crude and semi-pro looking but we "captured the spirit of the thing". Most of the articles seem to be working so you can check out the once popular "Classic Takes" section which is a compilation of some hilarious quotes from years past (these are also archived on the current site under the label "Classic Quotes". And you can probably tell that I was (and still am) a massive Mark Messier fan....

2 comments:

David said...

Brian Burke, Moron Of The Month, April 2004.

Ah, how things have changed.

phil said...

this is awesome! i'm gonna be late for work now after reading all those quotes and top tens. this is my favourite:

10. Petr Schastlivy. 101st overall, 1998.

"Although Schastlivy hasn’t made his impact felt yet, it’s only a matter of time. The highly skilled Russian has endured injury after injury which has delayed his expected contribution to the team."

can't win 'em all, eh?