Thursday, October 23, 2008
Game Day... Hurricanes blow into Mellon
The former Hartford Whalers now known as the Carolina Hurricanes come into the Mellon Arena tonight to take on our beloved Penguins.
The 'Canes are currently 3-1-1 and in third place in the Eastern Conference, while the Penguins are 4-2-1, and in sixth place.
Oh yeah, and there's that brother thing going on there too. I'm sure we'll be reminded of that more than once during tonights broadcast.
Hal Gill is out with an unspecified injury.. bummer :(
Other NHL noteables:
It is with much restraint that I must say that the Flyers do indeed, still suck, and are winless.
Tampa Bay is barely much better, but they won their first game the other night. I still dislike Barry Melrose, so there. Also, wondering how much Ryan Malone is liking his new team now. Steven Stamkos is no Sidney Crosby, that's already quite obvious... or not, but it still needs said. He's getting no ice time so how's he going to prove me wrong otherwise?
Even in Dallas, Sean Avery is still an ahole.
VP candidate Sarah Palin will see if she fairs any better in St. Louis before a blues crowd.
Martin Brodeur is playing some rock solid hockey in net for the Devils. Hey, that was hard for me to just type out, but the truth is the truth.
Is it time to look on the milk carton yet for Jordon Staal?
Seems there are still some GM's in the NHL very interested in Mats Sundin's decision to play or not... while the rest of us have gotten bored waiting and just moved on.
There was an interesting topic on todays War Room on XM radio's home ice channel. If you could move any hockey team, and where to.. which one would it be.
Lots of interesting opinions to be sure, mine was moving the Flyers to the moon, but I digress...
One that had never came to my mind was putting a team, be it new or moving an established one, in St. Paul, Minnesota. You have the twin cities there, Minnesota LOVES hockey. It'd be cool having a team in Minneapolis (the Wild) and another across the way in St. Paul. I think the area is such a hockey hot bed, they'd both do well.
But the NHL needs to generate more revenue, and who knows how to do that with football and basketball shoved down your throat at every turn.
ANYHOW...... it's a hockey night in Pittsburgh....