Hello my name is Melissa Grissom and I am the newest Blackout Dallas writer. I have been writing for NHL Hot Stove as their writer and correspondent. . I’ve been a huge Dallas Stars fan since I saw them face the Wings in 1998 at Reunion Arena, my first hockey game but a huge hockey since I was 14 living in Detroit. I started loving hockey when I saw Steve Yzerman playing for the Red Wings and he was an amazing player. He was the most dedicated player in the league and showed me to never give up on your dreams. I started loving writing when I first read Mitch Albom and Nicholas Cotsonika from the Detroit Free Press.
But my passion besides hockey is music, writing and photography. I decided to use my photos with the articles. I am learning more about the hockey photographer for several months now. But now getting back on how I first started loving hockey. I saw my first game at Reunion Arena with my hockey loving uncle who loved the Dallas Stars since they moved to Dallas in 1993. He told me about his love for hockey and that’s how my love for the game came into place. I went back to Detroit while living with my grandma and started watching hockey in general while still following the Dallas Stars.
Now I live in Dallas, Texas since 2000 and I’ve been going to games for awhile but started going to practices 2 years ago. I am excited to now give my insight on the Dallas Stars while writing. I am ready for the new season.
A few of my favorite Stars things…
My favorite moment in Dallas Stars history was when they won the Stanley Cup against the Buffalo Sabres in 1999 with Brett Hull scoring the 3OT goal to win it all. I will keep that memory with me for a long time. My other favorite moment was when they made the run in the 2008 playoffs before losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Championship Detroit Red Wings. With Brenden Morrow’s bone crunching hit against Milan Michalek before scoring the game winning goal against Evgeni Nabokov.
I am also one of the biggest Brenden Morrow fans you will ever meet. Since his rookie year in 1999, his leadership plus dedication for the Dallas Stars has made him one of my favorite personalities in hockey. I have two of his jerseys and met him several times at practice. That was probably the best day of my life when I met Brenden Morrow.
I am looking forward to writing for BlackOut Dallas and making this one of the best Dallas Stars sites.