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Michael Wagner,Site Expert
A long time blogger and content creator who has a passion for Chicago sports, video games, craft beer and Italian beef sandwiches.
Covering Chicago Sports since 2019. Check out my Twitter page.
Chicago Native who watches a lot of hockey and football, maybe a little too much, trying to make watching sports his profession. Studying at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a degree in multimedia journalism. Current site expert for Howlin Hockey, and contributor for Puck Prose, Bear Goggles On, and Blackhawk Up
I love all sports, but ice hockey and baseball hold a special place in my heart. I'm a fan of all of the Chicago teams, but the Blackhawks and Cubs are at the top of the list. I'm a Marine Corps veteran and aspiring journalist.
Chicagoan residing in the Emerald City. NHL to Seattle season ticket holder. Former restaurant guy turned sports guy. Ketchup on hotdogs is fine.
A retired ACHA sieve working in PR. Using my 15+ years of playing and coaching to write about our beloved Blackhawks.
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