Red and Black Hockey
by David Lee on 09/27/08 at 11:00 AM ET
Today, the Hurricanes will have a hat trick of appearances on the NHL Network. Fire up the DVR, or better yet, plant yourself in front of the TV all day. Today is a nasty nasty day in North Carolina, so it’s the perfect day for loafing on the couch.
Check the NHL Network schedule for US subscribers here.
Details after the jump.
First, at noon (eastern), they’re showing Lord Stanley’s Summer of 2006. For some reason, I’ve never seen this program in its entirety, but one of the highlights is when Eric Staal took it home for a public viewing. He was completely blown away that people had started lining up at 6 in the morning to see him and the Cup.
Then at 1:00, there’s the pre-season game against the Flyers in the old Spectrum. The Flyers are having a big ceremony beforehand with a bunch of the old Captains on hand to celebrate the building that they called home for so many years. Early this month, I wrote a little about this and how annoyed I am that Eric Lindros is being a baby about this and won’t swallow his pride for one day. As of this moment, the Canes haven’t posted their lineup for the game, but I suspect that we might see some more of the veteran forwards for the first time. So far, Matt Cullen, Chad LaRose, Scott Walker and Sergei Samsonov are the only ones.
Finally, at 10:00, they’re showing “Relive the Magic: Carolina Hurricanes”, which has Rod Brind’Amour, Cam Ward and a fan watching a dvd of the 2006 Stanley Cup game 7 and providing commentary. The fan turned out to be indie rock king Mac McCaughan, who fronts Superchunk and Portistatic and also runs Merge Records. Brindy and Cam had no idea that they weren’t the coolest guys in the room.
I’m working all day today as part of my semi-annual weekend of hell, but when I come home, I’ve got a lot of Hurricanes stuff to watch.
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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science. He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows. Sometimes, all in the same day.