Helllllloooooo VGHL! After working hard , playing games , being in the dog house for being well not so smart the other evening i finally managed to make my way down to Rockford and chat with there GM! So before i put my foot in my mouth even more , lets dive right into it folks!
Budz : Hey Sportsgeek! Welcome to Hanging with Budz!!!!! My long time VG brother! How are you this evening man? Sports : Doing pretty good. I'm trying to look at a few players tonight Budz : Right on man! Glad to hear you are putting in that work! But before we dive into the hockey stuff and online goodies. Please tell the VGHL a bit about you (ex. where ur from, how old, etc) Sports : 24 soon to be 25 in January. I'm from Long Island, New York Budz : Islanders Fan I take it? Sports : I have started to follow them lately because they are going young for the most part. Was never to big into hockey just into the game of hockey. I started to follow real life hockey probably two or three years ago. I'm big into football like the Giants. Budz : Oh interesting! As is my tradition, besides hockey, gaming and football, what else is sportsgeek into? Any fun, interesting hobbies? Sports : I am big into going for walks in my neighborhood and I have a preserve I go in to go take pictures with my DLSR camera. Also going for bike rides. Budz : Thats cool man. Have you been able to capture anything cool with your camera? What do you like to take pictures of? Sports : I like to do landscapes and outdoors. I have a few good pictures. I think some are pretty interesting. Budz : Pretty sweet dude! I love taking beautiful landscape pictures myself, so I feel that vibe. Care to share one of your images? Sports : Yes, give me a bit and I'll work on getting a picture out of my lightroom and share it with you Budz : Sounds good man! So, how did you become involved in online hockey and then eventually getting into real life hockey? Share your path. Sports : I was playing NHL at a friends house. I started to play and I liked it but that was head to head verses. Hockey in real life, I just started to like young talent on islanders Budz : They do have a good up and coming group. Who is your favourite player to watch and why? Sports : Right now I would say Anthony Beavilear or Barzal just because they our star players I would say. Budz : Good stuff my dude! Not bad choices at all! So now to the online hockey and VGHL! We are underway in Season 20 Sports! How many seasons does this make it now for you in VGHL? Sports : 6 or 7 seasons I think. Budz : Once again you take AHL MGT! Good on you but do you not have any interest making the jump to the NHL? Seems like season after season here you are building AHL teams, so that question needed to be asked. Sports : I think I do a better job at making AHL teams then I did at NHL teams. I tried NHL before and it didn't work out for me. I had a few good seasons in VG in AHL, hoping to turn stuff around and have another good season Budz : Fair enough man and I respect it! With the season underway and 4 games in the books so far, how do you feel the Ice Hogs are doing? Are changes needed already? Give us a bit of the scoop on where the Ice Hogs are right now and where you want them to be! Sports : I'd like to be a wild card right now. We are not doing great. We are trying to add more people as we are low due to people getting injured and poor availability. Budz : One of the many challenges of MGT is roster moves. Easier said than done for sure! What positions are you looking to address and need right away? Where are you lacking team wise? Sports : Need to address foward and need to find one or two dman, I believe. Budz : Rumors have it that Sports is not even an AHL goalie but a PHL quality goaltender? Now these aren't my opinions but some others from around the league. Now hearing these words, how would you like it address those rumors? Any thoughts? Sports : I don't care. I know I'm not the best. That's why I have been trying to play myself less games and slowly trying to play D. I am not a great G but it doesn't bother me that people feel that way about me. I just play video games for fun. Budz : Good attitude to have my man! I see you have hooked up with another VG vet in Eggman! How has that partnership worked so far? After 4 games are you confident he was the right choice? Sports : I think it will be the right choice right now. He is good for all games. I think he will be good at knowing what players to trade and who to trade for. He can be missing from discord but besides that I like the guy. Budz : Having an Ast. Capt you can count on and get along with is very important to have when running a team! You said changes are needed and your looking to add players. What kind of team and players do you want to put out on the ice? Sports : Players that will show up and have good availability. Also that are decent. Looking to get some good players who can move the puck Budz : Sounds like you have a plan and are sticking to it! In your division, who looks like the team to beat so far if you're to do any damage this season? Who would you need to measure up against? Sports : I would say Colorado AHL team and Nashville AHL team the Admirals but for sure Stammer and Duds team! Budz : Now that I have team goals. Does sports have any personal goals set for himself this season? Sports : Team goals I would say is just to make playoffs as either a wild card or somewhat of a top seed. Hoping to getting some wins later in season and hopefully soon Budz : Who should the league look out for on the Ice Hogs? Any particular player that excites you? Sports : My player that excites me, if I can get him more would be Dubz and if Eye plays, I'd say him. Budz : Awesome dude! 2 quality players right there! I hope all goes well and things turn around for you! Thanks for taking the time to sit and chat with me tonight! Is there anything you would like to add and share with VGHL? Sports : Have a fun season and good luck to all! Also, don't forget to say good morning in general chat!
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