Ah, September, cool and damp. Real hockey, with live humans, will be going down at Philips Arena in 20 days. With beer, even! I have a hard time believing it, but the overcast skies and brisk breezes are setting an appropriate atmosphere. Plus the schedule says so.
ANYWAY, the well is running dangerously dry today, this 70th anniversary of the day in that Auden poem. But that's okay, because if you head over to Blueland Outsider and Rawhide's blog you'll find two fine pre-season ruminations, both of which I agree with. With which I agree both of, I mean to say. One must always be on one's quickest feet against slovenly grammar.
Anyway, read them. I agree with Aaron's to the point that I envision the exact same line combinations. BUT:
Stewart/Crabb/Sterling – Reasoner – Armstrong
Imma call this The Business Line. As in, it's Business Time, call the Business Line. And this Business Line brings the Party.
Party Line or Business Line? Both, ladies and gentlemen. Both.