Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pens' season starts today!

The NHL and Pens' season starts tomorrow. We almost can't believe it either. We can't wait to bust out that Crosby jersey and sit down for some good hockey for two days in a row. How could it get any better? Steelers football Sunday night of course. ;)

If you're in the FSN Pittsburgh area, coverage of the 2:30 game starts at 2 with a pre-game show and is followed by the first Pens' FSN Live of the season. Sidney Crosby In My Own Words also premiered last night and will air many more times we're sure, so be sure to catch that. We DVRed it (no, we're not cool enough for TiVo) so we haven't watched it yet but we'll get to that soon. Also, October 7th is when the Sidney Crosby On the Ice and Beyond DVD is released in case you're interested.

Who would have thought so soon into the season we'd see an old friend on the other side? Jarkko Ruutu is ready to play his old team and try to get under the skin of a few of his old teammates. It'll be hard seeing him on the other side, we'll miss him, he was a fun guy and someone better to have on your team than on the other side.

Janne Pesonon was sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton yesterday to get their roster down to the 24-man limit for the season opener today. We were really looking forward to seeing this guy play, but unfortunately we won't get to now. Guess we'll see how he develops down in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Michel Therrien has given Evgeni Malkin and Brooks Orpik the honor of being named alternate captains. They are going to be rotating monthly we guess. Gonchar will wear the "A" again when he returns from his injury. We can't wait to hear more English from Geno.

Gene Collier has written an amusing column for the PG today about the Art Ross Trophy that you just have to read titled, You want Ross trophy, score often and fast.

In Steelers news, Big Ben returned to practice after getting a shot in his shoulder on Thursday. Joining him was James Harrison who had a deep thigh bruise from Monday night's game against Baltimore. Bryant McFadden will also continue to start at corner Sunday night. He's been playing extremely well and we think this is a good choice.

In case you've ever wondered what we do while we're writing these posts, we'll tell you. Tonight we're listening to a great Indie band called The Study Band. We were lucky enough to see them live, and they're great. We recommend you go and check them out and if you live anywhere near where they're touring, we recommend you go and see them. For those of you in Pittsburgh, that would be October 19th at The Brillo Box. Check 'em out!

Enjoy the games today and tomorrow. Go Pens! Go Steelers!

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