Just some thoughts heading into tonight, the canes finally make their home opener, a monster road trip to the say the least and for the home opener, the caps slide into town, big division matchup, Green played soley on the pp last game and looks to be headed for more ice time tonight, know more after the morning skate. Of the teams that started in Europe (car,bos,sj,cbj,phx,min) only bos and min have won their home opener, besides the trip to europe they have been on the west coast forever, they have had 3 full days off, a young team in one of the better home ice rinks in the league, great fans, no doubt they will be a little slow out of the gate but the fans will make up for a lotta of the rust, caps are a bit banged up and the canes are really healthy, should be a great game. Caps have the Wild tomorrow, good spot for the wild especially if Neuvirth starts both games as expected.
Another game that should be exciting is the isles/habs game, two fast skating teams, the habs d will have some trouble with the isles skaters, especially if Grabner is a go, will they go with Roloson? Price's ninth start in a row, Martin having fun with it with the press, nice to see....habs feeling good.
Lightning dealing with some injuries, stomach virus for Smaby, sore neck for Gagne and placed on the ir, out for tonight and it doesn't look like Ohlund will be ready for tonight, we'll have to pay attn to any updates for the lightning today after morning skate but they are a bit banged up.
One more thought for now, 2nd halfs of b2b's will return to norm as the season rolls on the wear and tear builds up.
Isle with Roloson or no play othewise