Thursday, August 28, 2008

Miss Elainey

The blog seems lonely after a couple of weeks of hard core posting. I don't have hockey this weekend, but my inline skates arrive today, so I've been kinda taking it easy, getting stuff done around the house (my poor overgrown garden!), etc.

But a few tidbits have stacked up that are worth mentioning:

  • Puck Daddy had an interesting (well, as interesting as any post involving the KHL can be) regarding how the KHL might actually have a significant impact on the AHL by luring veteran players who would otherwise be stuck in the minors. Though one of the commenters has a valid point that it seems that guys don't really make a career in the AHL. They almost invariably head overseas anyway, at some point, and with more money to offer and possibly a better caliber of player, the KHL would be attractive. But from the AHL perspective, gone is gone.
  • The Wild announced the roster for the Traverse City Prospect Tourney today. Lots and lots of tryouts, some they've seen a bit of before, and 5 AHL/ECHL guys (Clutterbuck, Kassian, Madsen, Noreau, and Khudobin). I don't think it's going to happen for this year, but the NHL Network seriously needs to televise this going forward. Hockey fans are utterly parched this time of year... fresh hockey in early September would get some good attention, I'd think.
  • Great post on Scoring For Houston today checking in with dearly departed Joel Ward, who is a pretty funny guy and will be missed here as he moves on to the Preds organization. Nice to hear from the boys in the summer. And hey, Brandon, you've got your NHL contract now. Buy your own Center Ice!

3 comments:

Life_As_A_Redhead  August 29, 2008 at 2:37 PM  

I always thought that the NHL should copy the NFL on this (preseason). The NFL shows some preseason games "scatter shot" which they use to get the bugs out of their regular season production.

I think most of us are so hockey starved by now, that they'd get great ratings.

Ms. Conduct  August 29, 2008 at 2:52 PM  

Yeah, it kinda blows my mind that pre-season NHL games aren't shown on TV, at least on NHL Network or Center Ice.

Life_As_A_Redhead  August 29, 2008 at 3:08 PM  

I would think NHL network would be despreate by now.

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