So it’s been a while . . .
Hi everyone! I’ve been very bad about posting over the last week to two weeks, and I apologize if that’s caused any inconvenience. I know how vital I am to the continuation of life for the vast majority of hockey fans 🙂
Anyhow, just wanted to jot down some quick thoughts on hockey this lovely snowy morning in Philadelphia.
1. Danny Briere registered one goal and one assist in his first game with the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL affiliate. In and of itself, that’s not so odd. An NHL offensive dynamo like Briere should be able to post points in the minors, even if he is playing below 100%.
But this game had two weird storylines. First of all, Claude Lemieux plays for the Worcester Sharks, so there were two NHL marquis names dressed at the Spectrum last night.
And Danny Briere scored his lone goal short-handed. Now who would’ve imagined Briere, known for being a defensive liability, killing a penalty, let alone scoring a shortie?
2. I was thrilled to see Washington pull away during the third period last night. The Penguins appeared to have a real burst of confidence following their victory at the Wachovia Center. And nothing can cure that little problem like a double jolt of Alexander Ovechkin!
3. Terrfic trade for Columbus yesterday! Jason Williams will add some scoring depth to the Blue Jackets’ roster, something they dearly need with the injuries to rookie Derrick Brassard and superstar Rick Nash. I’m rooting for this team to make the playoffs in the West – those loyal hockey fans in Columbus deserve something to celebrate!