Tim Panaccio says the NHL needs more exciting goaltenders like Ron Hextall (login info.). Hextall likes Miikka Kiprusoff, Robert Luongo, Martin Biron, Antero Niittymaki, and Martin Brodeur, in terms of excitement. I’d throw Rick DiPietro into the mix. He once bumped Nikolai Khabibulin on his way to the locker room during an Islander playoff game against Tampa. It actually was pretty exciting. Maybe not Hextall exciting, but still exciting.
Speaking of exciting goalies, people in LA are a little freaked out about the return of Dan Cloutier, which is understandable. I think people in Vancouver still worry about him coming back.
Friday, the Times had a front-page story on the history of the face wash. You’ve got to love the paper when there’s no football or baseball.
And Rob Blake going to the Ducks? Seriously. How are they not over the cap? Has anyone crunched the numbers? There’s got to be something going on with the Ducks’ books.