Penguin Ryan Whitney is out of the lineup again on Thursday. He took part in the pre-game skate but decided not to give it a go.
Farewell Eric Lindros. I'm surprised at the positive tone announcers and fans are giving him. It always seemed like he was the poster child for underachieving, pouting and overpaid players. I'll remember two things about Lindros. One, the maniacal hockey card craze he caused with Score brand rookies. I used to see adults searching through packs for his rookie card when I had a mall sportscard business -- one guy was so proud of cheating he showed me the five packs & five Lindros cards he bought. Hope he sold them before now! Two, Lindros was a huge target and I'll always remember the hit Darius Kasparaitis put on him. That and Scott Stevens' knock.
Doesn't look like the Carey Price - Tuukka Rask matchup is going to happen (Tim Thomas is in goal again). Get used to the spelling on Tuukka, let's hope it's not "N-i-i-t-t-y-m-a-k-i".
Congrats to Mike Modano, the all-time leading American scorer. But Phil Housley? A defenseman? Thank goodness a forward finally has the mark.
Posted by Topper at 11/8/2007 4:33:00 PM