The last Friday in August brings us that much closer to the puck dropping on another NHL season. A few nuggets to pass the time:
Going to the Rookie Game? Make sure to get your (free) tickets ahead of time.... Resisting the urge to make a juvenile joke about entitling an article "Most Amazing No. 2" (yes, I know it's a countdown of accomplishments), I'll point out that this profile of Bobby Carpenter is the best one you'll read from a newspaper with a witch on a broomstick in its masthead all day.... Ho hum, Alex Ovechkin spotted with another attractive blond (another pic here).... When the Sens don't match the offer sheet on Andrej Meszaros (because he's not worth $5 million), "the door opens for ... Lawrence Nycholat to earn a spot on the blue-line." Um, downgrade (and yet another entry in our "Where Is That Crappy Former Caps Blueliner Now?" series).... Finally, the line of the day goes to the great Steven Ovadia at PuckUpdate: "There's a very famous Yiddish joke that features people at a wedding complaining about the food and then finishing up with 'And the portions? They're too small.' With that in mind, FSN and Sun will only show 65 Florida Panther games this season."