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It’s a 1-1 Hockey Game in the 2nd Period…

So, as I sit here watching the first of four Wings Sharks games of the 2008-2009 season and the Sharks just scored ruining my title but I’m not changing it. Congrats to Jamie McGinn on his first career NHL goal. (Now 3-1… OH OZZY!!!)

The team who everyone thought was going to be the team to beat in the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning have started very slowly.  Vinny Lecavalier is getting hot and Mike Smith is playing his tail off in net for the Lightning. If Olie the Goalie doesn’t start winning, he may be catching some pine and become a spectator.

The Chicago Blackhawks fired their coach 4 games into the season and have flourished under Joe Quenneville. Sitting fourth in the Central Division, the Hawks are warming up and are getting ready to make their move.

The Pacific Division is going to be a dead heat between the Ducks and the Sharks. The Ducks have gotten off to a slow start at home and if they want to keep in the race, with a 13 day road trip coming up later in the season, the Ducks better start winning. The Ducks came from behind and beat the Wings last night in OT after a wild third period. Quack Quack Quack!!!

In the east, the Rangers are the first team to double digit victories and the Canadiens have only one regulation time loss. Can someone say Conference Finals preview when they meet up? Possibly.

With the World Series being completed, and the one sport no one watches (the NBA) the NHL is ready to continue gaining more and more fans. Unlike the rest of the leagues, there is non-stop play, non-stop excitement, and a you never know what to expect. While the weather outside cools down, the temperatures inside hockey stadiums are heating up and it’s going to be a wild winter.

Nathans Future Child

Nathan's Future Child

Have a good winter everyone…

– Nathan

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Hockey | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment