So now we’ve got to figure which game was an aberration: against the Islanders or the Canadiens. I’m going to be honest here — I barely made it through the Isles game. After the first period I muted the TV and watched old-timey cop shows on my laptop. Let me tell you, it was more satisfying seeing Sgt. Joe Friday bust a gambling ring than watching the miserable product on the ice.
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I had Chinese food for dinner. Three of my lucky numbers were 8, 25, and 36, so expect Tomas Kundratek to make a splash in his NHL debut tonight. Nick Backstrom and Mike Green are still out, as are Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, James Neal (star goal-scorer!), and Kris Letang. So this game might very well be a snoozefest.
On the other hand, both these teams are — shock horror! — fighting for a playoff spot, which could liven up the proceedings a little. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
By the way, my number one pick for “team most likely to pick up Mike Green at the deadline” is the Calgary Flames. Need a shot in the arm, willing to trade based on past performance and reputation, and just stupid enough to do it (see: every trade with Toronto in the last two (three?) years). Watch this space for updates based on my hockey outsider knowledge!
Okay, so maybe that’s not as impressive as it seems. But we did witness the glorious return of Mike Green, as calculated in penalty minutes!
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