The Red Wings are just signing everyone.
No word yet if Barack Obama drafted Marian Hossa ahead of Sidney Crosby in his fantasy league.
(Photos: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)
UPDATE: Not to turn this into a political blog, but...
UPDATE: You know what? You might as well just vote for Ralph Nader....
(Kudos to the various EN readers who sent us the last two Palin pictures.)
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Should the Penguins use Evgeni Maklin or Sidney Crosby on the penalty kill?
-The Penguins are ripping up Stockholm.
-Charlie Daniels wrote a song about Janne Pesonen once. He just changed some of the words. We think.
-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins cut 13 players.
-Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Kurtis McLean was among 16 players demoted by the Islanders to Bridgeport of the AHL.
-A shootout goal by former Penguins forward Alex Kovalev lifted Montreal to a 3-2 win against Florida.
-Kovalev recently appeared on some French Canadian show. Other than the parts where Kovalev speaks English, we really have no idea what's going on here:
-The Sabres have put forward Maxime Afinogenov back on their top line.
-The new rebuilding Maple Leafs look like the same old cruddy Maple Leafs.
-Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson will be living a dream next week.
-Former Penguins forward Gary Roberts had a goal and an assist for the Lightning in a 4-1 preseason win against Berlin Eisbaren in Germany.
-Hurricanes forward Matt Cullen was tagged pretty good by Flyers defenseman and Hopwell native Nate Guenin in the first period of a preseason game last night. Carolina sat Cullen for the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons.
-With Mathieu Schneider on board, the Thrashers now have a pretty good group of top-four defensemen.
-Red Wings coach Mike Babcock allegedly began recruiting former Penguins fowrard Marian Hossa as early as the handshake line following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.
-The Red Wings will unveil statues of Alex Delvecchio and Ted Lindsay.
-The Avalanche demoted former Penguins forward Nathan Smith to Lake Erie of the AHL.
-With defenseman Mathieu Schneider jettisoned to Atlanta, the Ducks, as expected, re-signed forward Teemu Selanne to a two-year deal worth $5.5 million.