Oprah's recent announcement that she was ending her historic TV run in 2011 got me to thinking. How long can I continue Wild Puck Banter? I guess I always thought when I started that I'd run it for a season or two and then walk into the cornfields like Terrance Mann. But a funny thing happened along the way, I actually enjoyed posting my hockey thoughts and watching the games from a blogger's perspective.
Having said that, everything comes to an end. With that premise in mind, I am here to announce that Wild Puck Banter will cease on September 8, 2011, one day before Oprah's finale. While I'm not intentionally trying to steal the spotlight from the Queen of Daytime TV, I think the timing is spot on. I'm fully expecting to field calls from plenty of media journalists in coming days, trying to interpret this decision. Memo to Larry King: I'm available Tuesday night before the Wild play in Anaheim.