Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers

- Cool name, or coolest name ever?

- Things went well in the old NHL last night. The Caps beat the Lighting (which is probably better for the Thrashers) and the Oil beat the Rangers. Solid. This was Olaf Kolzig's first game back at the Verizon Center with his new team, and the poor fellow gave up 4 goals.

- I can't believe we still have three days until the Thrashers play again. It feels ten years away. The suspense is killing me.

- In other hockey news, the St. Louis Blues want to save you from the creditors.

- Meanwhile, Igor Larionov (he of the infamous Russian Five, which co-starred our own Slava Kozlov) and Glenn Anderson (he of Mark Messier's line) were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (which is located in a Toronto mall) yesterday. I think that means they can dine in the food court for free.

- I expected the Dallas Stars to do reasonably well right out the gate this season. That hasn't been the case, for whatever weird reason. It's the same team as last season, plus Sean Avery. At any rate, the Stars beat writer suggest ways to pick up the pieces here.
Unfortunately, there's still a lot of time for the Stars to get better.

- Mike Chen wonders about the relatively low save percentages of the NHL's elite goaltenders.

- Dion Phaneuf narrowly avoids catastrophic eye injury. Good. Need him for fantasy.

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