"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" -- Eddie Pola and George Wyle
Okay, so what if Eddie and George were writing about Christmas? The NHL opened for business this weekend, and once the puck drops in Edmonton tonight, every team will have at least played their season opener.
More important, after their opening weekend twofer, the Carolina Hurricanes (who, if you haven't guessed it yet, will feature prominently in this blog) are a perfect 2-0. Bonus: they've kept the Mullet winless. Two wins against division opponents, both come-from-behind affairs, and -- best of all -- NO MORE LONG-TERM INJURIES. Yet. Bring on Detroit!
...The NHL hates Michael Peca.
...Memo to Philadelphia: THANK YOU for booing.
...if you're going to join a fantasy league, try not to miss your draft. Otherwise, you end up with Glen Murray on your team. Sigh.