Archives April 2021

Mr San Jose Shark

As a lifetime Anaheim Ducks fan, the San Jose Sharks have always been a rival that I disliked very strongly, but never hated.

As a division rival, we see them constantly each season. I have seen many a face pass through a Sharks sweater, and seen many of them hang them up. But one I am still happy to see back in the teal, is Patrick Marleau.

Marleau has always been a class act player, one that is well respected by fans of the game. He seemed like the type of player to come in and do his job with no problems or issues and has taken everything his career has thrown at him with grace. Playoff heartbreak, losing a captaincy, being traded, you name it. Patrick Marleau has seen it. Except one thing, lengthy injury. Marleau has only missed 32 games out of a possible 1801.

Which brings us to this past Monday. On Monday, 4-19-21, Patrick Marleau stepped foot on the ice for his 1,768th game, which was enough to pass Gordie Howe for the record for Most Games Played All-Time. An incredible record that any fan of the great game of hockey can respect. 

Patrick Marleau was drafted by the San Jose Sharks with the second overall pick in the 1997 draft.

Little did young Patrick Marleau know that when he took the “1-2-3” picture with Joe Thornton and Oli Jokinen, he would be standing next to his future teammate, Joe Thornton, who was selected by the Boston Bruins first overall. Marleau debuted well for the Sharks and eventually became their captain midway through the 02-03 season.

Though he lost it in 2009, he continued to give his best on and off the ice, proving how standup of a guy he was, and always doing what the team needed. Some players in that situation wouldn’t have held it together like Marleau, which is why he was given an alternate captain again in the same year. Marleau remained with the Sharks until 2017.

When he entered free agency for the first time in his career he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs and then was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, who later bought him out. San Jose was quick to re-sign “Mr. San Jose Shark” but would deal him to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2020 for hopes of seeing him win a cup, unfortunately that did not come true. Marleau returned once again back to the Sharks the next season. 

But why am I bringing up the constant moves? Because 1997-2021. Marleau has played 23 seasons in the NHL chasing down a dream of winning a Stanley Cup.

While he hasn’t accomplished that yet, the 41-year old Saskatchewan native has set a record will likely never be broken, even if he decides to hang them up this season. Watching that game was a surreal thing, knowing I was watching history, if you watched it you felt it. I’m currently writing this on Wednesday evening. Which will be officially Marleau’s 1,769th game.

We don’t know what the future will hold for Patrick Marleau, but, with a jersey on the way to the Hockey Hall of Fame and numerous franchise records. Marleau has respect of not only his peers he takes the ice with and against, but the fans, even of other teams. Congrats on an inhuman record. As I take a play out of the playbook of Teemu Selanne, I say, “one more year.” Keep playing till the wheels fall off. Keep this record going. Keep being a hockey player. 

Congrats to you, Patrick Marleau, on being a class act, and owning one of the greatest records of all time.
Stick taps all around.

Author: Tyler Tennell

Interview with Premium Member: ThaHavocc

1.) What is the one thing you love about your community?

What I love about my community the most is how pure and helpful they are. People can come into my chat and talk about their whole day in peace with no judgement only help. My community is growing into something I been wanting since I picked up streaming.

2.) How did you get into content creation/gaming?

What got me into gaming was actually one of my childhood friends named Andrew. He bought me Modern Warfare on launch telling me if he bought me the game I must take the streaming world serious. I started off with a PS4, a TV and also my phone to read chat. Now I have 4 monitors and my second PC. I’ve invested so much into my career so far and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

3.) What was the best video game and worst video game you have ever played? Why?

Best video game I ever played was Black Ops 2. I used to try to trickshot all the time and coming home to that main menu after school was the most satisfying thing in my childhood.

Worst game was NBA2K. The game has gone downhill ever since the end of 2k17. The servers are bad and always have huge latency. The game hasn’t been balanced in so long. Plus people use zens that let them greenlight everytime.

4.) If you could collab with a community or influencer, who would it be?

The one person I would collab with the most is MuTex. He is a big inspiration of mine from the start of my true grind. I watch his streams when he plays really serious then apply his IQ to mold my own playstyle. He hosted me a month or two ago and his community was really amazing. His whole community was surprised with my gameplay because I play cracked but I’m overlooked because of my KD.

5.) Who inspired you to start creating content or continues to inspire you?

My childhood friend Andrew inspired me to stream but Mutex is my biggest inspiration right now.

6.) What is something you want people to know about you?

I am the kindest and most supportive person ever. If you ever need anything you should never be afraid to ask me anything. Also I am a true grinder. I stream for a long time everyday, for the last 222 days.

7.) We have gone 5 years into the future, what does your content look like?

Variety Content all across the board. Funny moments, Reaction Videos, RPG GAMEPLAY. Of course FPS will be on there as well but I will be hitting the most insane shots in those FPS games.

8.) What advice would you give to the next new creator that you wish you were given?

Don’t self promote just look for someone new who fits your liking of streaming get to know them and their community so you can network the right way. Also don’t look at your viewer count. A lot of my beginning streams was 1 viewer for 8+ hours and I still never gave up.

9.) Hot dog or glizzy?

PAUSE

10.) Finally, if you were any animal, what would you be and why?

An owl, because that is the spirit animal of wisdom and that’s what I wish to acquire fully.

Interview with Premium Member: Big Dawg/CommanderGaming46

1.) What is the one thing you love about your community?

I love that my community are apart of the goal that I’m trying to reach as a streamer and make sure to give back to them back to say thank you for their support.
 

2.) How did you get into content creation/gaming?

I watch a lot of streamers play video games and I thought to myself I wonder if I could do that too so I just gave it a try and I thought I’d never get this far.
 

3.) What was the best video game and worst video game you have ever played? Why?

My favorite game is probably between Call of Duty Black Ops 1 and 2 because the games were so well both multiplayer campaign and zombies especially because I put so many hours into both games and I enjoyed every moment of it especially playing with my friends. The worst game I’d probably say Modern Warfare remastered because it reminded of the things I hated about that game and Call of Duty in general.
 

4.) If you could collab with a community or influencer, who would it be?

It would be TimTheTatMan because he’s literally my favorite streamer of all time.
 

5.) Who inspired you to start creating content or continues to inspire you?

TimTheTatMan the way he entertains his audience is really inspiring.
 

6.) What is something you want people to know about you?

That I’m just a black man who really enjoys playing video games and likes to share the experience with others and represent for my black community.
 

7.) We have gone 5 years into the future, what does your content look like?

Hopefully I’ll have 1 million followers on twitch and at least 10k subs between now and then.
 

8.) What advice would you give to the next new creator that you wish you were given?

Be yourself, do what you like to do the most to separate you from other content creators.
 

9.) Hot dog or glizzy?

Glizzy duh.
 

10.) Finally, if you were any animal, what would you be and why?

I would be a tiger because I have ambitions to reach my goal as a streamer.

Interview with Premium Member: NeckBeardJeb

1.) What is the one thing you love about your community?

I would say the diversity, it really is a place where a lot of different gamers come together. We have console, pc, and mobile gamers that share a large different array of interests. We have people that are cracked at different games and people that play games because it just gets them away from life.

 

2.) How did you get into content creation/gaming?

Well, I have been gaming ever since we had random games downloaded on floppy disks…. yeah, I know what those are. But I got into content creation because it seemed like a great way to meet other gamers from all over the world. I have always loved gaming, and I have always loved meeting new people and I figured why not give this a shot?

 

3.) What was the best video game and worst video game you have ever played? Why?

Looking back at it I think the best one I have played was Left 4 Dead 1&2. Shooting zombies, hitting them with bats and stuff, like what is not to like. Plus, it is a team game, but we all know there is always the one person just merking zombies left and right. Plus trying to get the Cr0wned achievement was a blast.

The worst one I played was Infinite Warfare, like COD tried way too hard in that game, plus I like more boots on the ground COD. I respect the chance they took but wow wee did that land flat on its face.

 

4.) If you could collab with a community or influencer, who would it be?

If this one counts, I would say Achievement Hunter.

 

5.) Who inspired you to start creating content or continues to inspire you?

I was inspired watching Achievement Hunter since 2011 and that is where I met a lot of my close friends in high school. I mostly watched Rage Quit videos since yeah, I felt it on a spiritual level. But now what inspires me are people that say they stop in the streams to get away and hangout, or whenever I see someone from when I was in Mixer comeback and we can relive those memories.

 

6.) What is something you want people to know about you?

I’m not mad, just salty. But in seriousness what I want people to know about me is that I honestly actually care about anyone that hops in my streams. If anyone is having a rough time, I want to be able to help, my dm’s are always open and that whatever is going down in life is always easier with people by your side.

 

7.) We have gone 5 years into the future, what does your content look like?

Hopefully the same, no matter what happens I hope I do not change who I am as a person, I have done enough of that in my life. Like I don’t care if I still haven’t hit 600 followers, or if I am sitting at 600k followers. I want to talk to chat, and I want to keep putting out content, with the occasional one tap.

 

8.) What advice would you give to the next new creator that you wish you were given?

It takes time, it takes a lot of heart too. Bet on yourself, you know you can succeed, show it.

 

9.) Hot dog or glizzy?

Uhhhh bratwurst? Ope sorry there, I’m from Wisconsin. Hot Dog.

 

10.) Finally, if you were any animal, what would you be and why?

Honey Badger because the Honey Badger don’t care. I see a goal I want to hit that goal even if it is too lofty for me. Plus they are small and light, so it is a little easier to carry me in Apex and Warzone (Shoutout Swili my guy’s back must hurt)

Interview with Premium Member: CupOfRobots

1.) What is the one thing you love about your community?

They seem to have poor judgment as some of them have been around since 2014. They are extremely welcoming and kind. I really don’t know what I did to deserve them.

2.) How did you get into content creation/gaming?

In 2013 I saw an ad for Extra Life and I’ve always loved helping those who can’t help themselves. I 2010 I attempted to launch a website that would host Halo LAN tournaments for charity but it sadly never came to fruition. Extra Life introduced me to Twitch and I saw KingGothalion and Professor Broman for the first time. I loved what they were doing and I decided to give it a try. I quickly realized that it was much harder than it looked. Especially back then. OBS required a computer science degree to operate.

3.) What was the best video game and worst video game you have ever played? Why?

This is a hard one mainly because I’m REALLY old. I have the fondest memories of Legend of Zelda on the NES. The whole family would watch my dad play as we made dungeon maps on graph paper. E.T. for Atari was pretty horrible. I think I still have that cart somewhere. But I think Smurfs for Colecovision made me want to scream at puppies the most of all.

4.) If you could collab with a community or influencer, who would it be?

Pixar

5.) Who inspired you to start creating content or continues to inspire you?

Extra Life got me started and the Wobblers (Goth and Broman) inspired me. Today it’s the younger creators who continue to innovate and change the way I think about content creation as whole.

6.) What is something you want people to know about you?

I’m not ALWAYS this sarcastic.

7.) We have gone 5 years into the future, what does your content look like?

Achieving peak value proposition. I want to give people something that they feel they need. Seeing people freak out the way a toddler does about a Disney Princess.

8.) What advice would you give to the next new creator that you wish you were given?

Perfection comes over time. I’ve wasted so much time obsessing over things that only I would have noticed in the first place.

9.) Hot dog or glizzy?

Hot dog! I had to Google Glizzy.

10.) Finally, if you were any animal, what would you be and why?

Piranhaconda because it’s my spirit animal.