I’m enjoying the Minnesota Wild more and more. There aren’t many teams that would announce “premium” ticket pricing for certain home games the same week they’re trying to convince their franchise player they’re not a horrible team.
If I worked for the Wild, I think I would let Marian Gaborik set the ticket prices. When he starts to charge “premium” prices, you know he’s getting ready to re-sign. If the ticket prices hover around $5 per game, you might want to think about trading him.
Also, Greg Wyshnynski has a great post responding to Ted Leonsis’s protests against contraction in the NHL. Wyshnynski makes quite a few interesting points, from the small role of most Sun Belt teams on the national TV schedules, to the nature of DC hockey fans.
Finally, new Islander coach Scott Gordon said next season he is going to implement a system based upon speed. I wonder what Bill Guerin, Doug Weight, and Mike Sillinger think about that. The three forwards are each 37. I wish I had the Islanders’ torn hamstring franchise. I have a feeling I’d do very well.
Except for knowing nothing about anatomy or physical therapy.