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Hey Guys,

My name is Matthew Fairburn, I am a sophomore journalism major at the University of Missouri. I reside in a town about thirty minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts.

I joined Bleacher Report in the fall of 2010 in order to increase my exposure and improve at my craft. I love to write about the NFL, NFL Draft, Fantasy Football, and the NHL. I grew up playing hockey and have been watching sports for as long as I can remember.

I was a part of the Bleacher Report Internship Program for the Winter 2011 session.

I am always looking for writing opportunities and feedback from my readers. You can contact me at and follow me on Twitter @MatthewFairburn.

Thanks for reading!

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  • Josh Matt posted 1892 days ago

    Josh Matt

    fan add?

  • TK Wondra posted 2211 days ago

    TK Wondra

    I can see how that would have been a tough assignment, clearly that one comment was an aberration and not truly indicative of you or your writing. Best of luck with your writing; from what I have read, you do have some very good pieces.

  • TK Wondra posted 2212 days ago

    TK Wondra

    You should be ashamed of your "Dumbest Player on Each NHL Team" article. Your comments on Kopitar are borderline racist.

  • Steve Wolosewich posted 2268 days ago

    Steve Wolosewich

    Hey Matthew,
    You beat me to the punch with your 25 Best Mustaches in Hockey History article! I hope you won't mind that I crowd the market a bit and publish my own, since I've already done the work. Lol. Thanks for the great read and all the best to you.

  • i think that Rinne a bigger (no pun intended) game changer the Weber

  • Matt Melbye posted 2303 days ago

    Matt Melbye

    If you are interested in a fantasy hockey league I need a few more owners in an established yahoo league. It's the 7th year for my H2H points based league. Live draft is tomorrow night at 7:30. All of the owners are active all season. League ID is 34284 password is 1. I look forward to seeing you.

  • Farooq Ahmed posted 2328 days ago

    Farooq Ahmed

    The 20 Most Exciting Athletes in Pro Sports [Video]

  • Tom Urtz Jr. posted 2344 days ago

    Tom Urtz Jr.

    Oh, Im not saying they are going to win the cup. They made the playoffs as an 8 seed last year. I think we the additions they are a 6 or 7 seed. Every team once in the playoffs has a shot.

    Henrik Lundqvist is capable of doing what Thomas did in the post season. I was just kinda peeved you alluded that Richards had an injury history and that the Rangers didn't improve their D. They were 6th overall in goals allow and had rookies as their second pairing. I don't see what they could have done.

  • Tom Urtz Jr. posted 2344 days ago

    Tom Urtz Jr.

    You kinda sold the Rangers real short in that article...

  • Mike B posted 2435 days ago

    Mike B

    Thirty minutes north of Boston? I was at Hanscom AFB for about 2 years ('03-'05). I played in a ton of different rinks in the area. I played with two different Army National Guard teams as well in the State Troopers Tournament up in Maine. I loved living in the Boston area just for the hockey.

    Alright, take it easy.