When I started the process of bringing an Expansion team into the league I envisioned my reign lasting for quite some time. Even in the discussions last season of what to do with Davos, I felt comfortable letting @GustavMattias go for Davos as I didnt think I'd make the switch anytime soon.
Flash forward to February 15th where I was hospitalized and went through the scare of my life resulting in an entire lifestyle change. For me, a lifestyle change was always going to eventually be necessary as a bigger guy but I had hoped to not receive a huge scare leading to it.
Ultimately, this has made me look at my priorities and turn my focus to my health and doing everything I can to change my way of life. Sadly I knew that VHL could no longer be a priority, at least while I'm undergoing this change. I contacted @Beketov and @Beaviss immediately and unfortunately let them know that this will be my final season as Malmo's GM.
I had so many more goals for Malmo. I wanted a Cup obviously and I wanted to build a great foundation and a fun team to play for. Despite our troubled season, I do believe we are a fun team to play for and I'm thrilled that so many on my team have loved Malmo so much that they were fully willing to sign long term. I'm also happy to have hit 1000 wins as a GM this past season before relinquishing this position.
That being said, while this is a sad announcement for me it is also a happy one. Malmo will be getting a GM that is committed, proven and is one of the best members this league has. He was someone I targeted way back in his draft and I'm excited to have him guide my team going forward. Please help me welcome @FrostBeard to the GM Group and to the Head Seat for the Malmo Nighthawks. Wish you nothing but luck and hopefully a Cup in your future.
Take care all.