Friday, March 27, 2009

Ryan on ESPN!

Ryan got another opportunity to do something really cool. After the Columbus Dispatch wrote the article about the CBJ signing the most impactful player of the year, ESPN had to have him on their network. Ok, he may not have taken the ice, but you can't deny that the Jackets played the most inspired hockey of the year last night. And I will believe that the signing of Ryan had something to do with it.

So, the interview came together very fast and I didn't get a chance to post anything, so as usual, the CBJ comes through and puts a link to the story on the website. Please view the link below and enjoy seeing our favorite CBJ player! (Jason, we are talking about Ryan!)

http://bluejackets.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=705&id=37893

I will post something tomorrow about the Jersey's and what we can do for the foundation. But these will be a neat tribute to Ryan and a way to help the community in honor of him.
-Brad

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Columbus Blue Jackets aren't the only ones inspired by Ryan.....even before cancer struck he was a guardian angel & he will always have a very special place in my heart!
luv u Ryan!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! What a great interview!!!
We are thinking of you!

Lori, Jamie, Alexander and Evan Schroeder

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! Great interview! We are so happy for you.
George, Mechelle & Tyler Kern

Anonymous said...

To the Salmons family I do not know if you remember us but our daughter Cara was in Childrens with Ryan when he was diagnosed. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott and Cheryl Siefring and Family

CB said...

Way to represent the Jackets!

CB

Anonymous said...

It was great seeing it live... Still in my prayers ryan!

-Josh Cunningham

Kelsey Bakaletz said...

Ry, you inspired me to watch my FIRST hockey game EVER this week! (and we all know how often us Bakaletz girls watch sports haha). I was flipping through channels Thursday night and I landed on the Blue jackets game, lucky for me it was their best game yet! And I have no doubt in my mind that it was due to their new teammate =D By the way, you were fabulous on ESPN!! You and Jason had me laughing the whole time. No one deserves these amazing opportunities more than you ry, stay strong and remember how much you are loved =)

Marisa said...

This interview on ESPN was amazing. You did a great job and we are all so proud of you! Keep that smile on your face :)

Anonymous said...

Ryan, I only know you through a friend from work and hearing you on with Woody, but you are my hero and a true inspiration. May god bless you and your family and may he help doctors find a cure for cancer. OH AND GO BLUE JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Saw your story at www.hfboards.com, the largest hockey site in the world. All I can do is wish for the best possible for you Ryan. Carry The Flag!

Anonymous said...

This story has inspired me beyond words. Thanks for allowing us to share in your story.

Kelly Yokum said...
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Anonymous said...

Keep carrying the flag buddy! Good luck in the playoffs!

Brian in Cincinnati

Anonymous said...

I've shared this story with many friends and family members. All seem touched. Our thoughts are with Ryan, his friends, and family.

Kelly Yokum said...

Hey, Ryan you looked great and did awesome in your interview buddy! Can I get your autograph?

Love ya buddy!!!

Kelly

jenikens321 said...

Ryan, Brad, and Uncle Barry.......just to let you all know your in our prayers. Ryan has such a beautiful smile and a positive attitude. I am enjoying rooting for my CBJ even more now!

Fight the fight!
Jennifer (Aycock) Sparks

Anonymous said...

Ryan, you are the bravest and strongest dude we have ever met! Continue to fight! Go Jackets!
The change-over crew @ Nationwide Arena

Anonymous said...

Ryan and family,
You are all in the Hoffman's family's hearts and prayers!! Enjoy your time at home with family. I am sure sleeping in your own bed feels great! Brad, please let me know if you could use a catered meal from the Hoffman house. I insist - I love to pamper people, it's my thing. ;-)
With love,
Teresa, David, Bobby and Garrett

Anonymous said...

Ryan just saw your interview. what a pro...I cant get enough of your smile...you're one amazing young man. May God continue you to bless you thru others. Praying for you buddy.

The Lord Family said...

Hey Ryan! It was great to see that you made it to the game again last night! Hope that means that you are feeling pretty good. We sure wish they could have pulled out another come from behind win! Know that we are thinking of you and praying hard!

Cathy, Lee, Ayron, Bryon & Coryn Lord

Anonymous said...

AWESOME interview on ESPN, Ryan!!! You and Jason were hilarious! GO BLUE JACKETS!!!

Anonymous said...

Ryan said that Jason is his hero. and I though that Ryan should know that he is my hero. I've never met someone as brave, and strong as ryan. I am truly amazed by this young man and all he has been through. Keep fighting ryan, you have an army of people who love and support you always!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Ryan dude and congratulations on being a NHL'er !

William said...

Ryan-
You are the man. Being able to carry the flag with the Jackets as they push towards the playoffs is tremedous. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I will be ordering a Salmons jersey for my son. It will hang next to some guys named Gretzky and Lemieux. Thank you for inspiring me to work hard. Bill Stevens, D.O.