Petshark: Talking Stick
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They say that the NHL Trade Deadline is at 3pm in the afternoon, but out here it’s High Noon. It is an especially cruel High Noon because, even after the waiting and worrying, you still don’t get to go out and confront anyone or anything. You sit and watch your online news source or wait for the phone to ring or prepare to make an announcement. Oh, I guess that last part is a kind of confrontation. So the GMs have that. The fans and the players don’t.
I was glad that the announcement of McGinn being traded to the Avalanche came while the team was still in the air. That would make for a smaller group to share the unsettling news with, instead of being alone or in a throng of questioners.
What about Sgarbossa and Connolly? I wonder where they were. I don’t suppose Sgarbossa will have to move anywhere right away.
Tonight’s lineup features Vlasic’s return but no Burns, the second line on top (minus Havlat, plus Ferriero) and a new mix of lower lines: McCarthy-Desjardins-Wingels, Mashinter-Guite-MacIntyre. Oh, and the McGinn-Handzus-Mitchell line which isn’t at all new.
Nemo was back on the ice for practice. Praise the hockey gods. Petrecki is also ready to play, after quietly finishing hip rehab. I wondered where he was disappearing to during scrimmages. He will be with Vlasic, Braun with Vandermeer and White with Demers. I keep seeing White listed as “C White” instead of just “White.” I know we had another White last season but let it go already, Colin is our new White, I think it is safe to just say “White.”
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