And we’re off:
- The city of St. Louis was shocked to see the Blues sign a genuine NHL star. By the way. It’s Paul Kariya.
- Adrian Dater predicts Peter Forsberg will end up playing with the Ducks, who somehow always seem to have cap space despite signing whoever they want, whenever they want. Someone should look into that. Darren Dreger holds out hope Forsberg will sign with a Canadian team. Personally, I don’t care where Forsberg plays his 50 games this season. I’m not sure he’s healthy enough to make a substantive difference over the course of a season.
- Neil Best had two interesting posts today, that I kind of think might be related (other than that they’re written by the same guy). Number one: ESPN is still keeping the door open on bringing hockey back, perhaps sharing the package with Versus. Item two: ESPN is also building an LA studio for the late-night West Coast SPORTSCENTER. I’m wondering if ESPN is interested in hockey as a source of content for the last SPORTSCENTER. Beefing up the hockey coverage in general would be a good excuse to showcase the West Coast games and give people on the West Coast a reason to tune-in. Also, it would keep the last SPORTSCENTER from turning into NBA highlights.
- Everyone loves SLAP SHOT. It’s really true. I have a Charlestown Chiefs t-shirt, and whenever I wear it, someone inevitably tells me how much they like the movie. And I inevitably say thank you awkwardly, as if I had any part in the film.
- Cheap-shot joke of the day: Those who can’t do, teach. Just kidding, Mike!