This is something we've been meaning to make a post about recently but just never found the time.
Starting next week, we will begin chat sessions on Monday nights. We'll just turn on the Versus game, fire up the chat machine, let you guys in and just talk hockey. It doesn't matter if you want to talk about that night's game, the NHL's rules on head shots, the Penguins' power play, Todd Reirden's hairline or Sven Butenschon's fierce beard (right). It's all fair game.
If the Penguins are playing that night, we will not be chatting. We will have a traditional live blog.
After the success of the chats we held during the Olympics, many of you have asked us to run chats instead of a live game blog for the Penguins. Considering how many folks were willing to stay up with us until 2:30 a.m. during the middle of the week to watch Slovakia and Finland, we seriously considered the idea.
But the live blogs are still very popular and generate quite a few hits, especially with out-of-towners who can't watch the game live and like to read the flow of it the next day.
Hopefully this is a compromise.
Our first chat is scheduled for Monday's Kings at Wild game starting at 8 p.m.