God, I am going to miss the Olympics. It is hard to get excited about NHL play resuming after that kind of drama. I guess maybe we can look forward to the possibility that Crosby gets run over by the zamboni. And is it just me, or did it look like Brooks Orpik REALLY hates Danny Heatley?
It might have helped if I'd remembered about the Wake Up Atlanta promo the Thrashers were doing this morning handing out free coffee at AM/PM stores. Sorry, Shooter, that's only in the civilized counties.
It could never happen, but I would be all in favor of letting go of all of the Olympic caliber players currently in the NHL and letting the IIHF host a full 55 game season. Take the 12 teams that just played in Vancouver, then add Kazakhstan, Poland, Denmark, France, Italy, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand (might have to combine those two), Japan, and China. Run it just like the NHL season with 55 games stretched over about the same period of time to account for increased travel times. Then have a full NHL style playoff tournament.
I just can't wait 4 years between these tournaments. The World Championships don't do that much for me because the teams are such a hodge podge of guys whose teams didn't make the NHL playoffs. It doesn't help that we almost never get to see any of those games in the US. The WJC is great every year. As bad as the last World Cup was, I think we need to bring it back and put it on during the offseason two years offset from the Olympics.
Ah well. Enough of this. Let's go check the ole Twitter machine and see if there's any rumblings about trades yet.