We here at Defending Big D would like to formally welcome Cole Jones to the team, who will be replacing the recently-retired Art Middleton. In case you missed it, Cole's first post went up last night and we can already see he knows exactly how to spark conversation and debate. Many of you may know Cole from his days running The Other Six Seconds, a Dallas Stars site that -- somehow -- beat DBD in a contest a few years back. We think it was rigged. Ever since I saw the quality of Cole's work I've tried to get him to join us here and I'm extremely proud to have him on board. Cole will help us continue to grow and expand into becoming the best hockey blog on the net. Welcome!