"It's their rink, it's their ice, and it's their (expletive) town. But tonight we got our fans with us! They spent their own dough to get here, and they came here to see us! All right, let's show 'em what we got, guys! Get out there on the ice and let 'em know you're there. Get that (expletive) stick in their side. Let 'em know you're there! Get that lumber in his teeth. Let 'em know you're there!"
If you couldn't be motivated by Reggie Dunlop, you had no business on a rink.
The New York Times actually had an "obituary" for Dunlop.
-You can read a real obituary for Newman here.
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-If the Penguins hope to win the Stanley Cup, history isn't exactly working in their favor.
-Sidney Crosby is old.
-A look at the past 40 Stanley Cup runners up.
-Five things to watch for with the Penguins this season.
-Paul Bissonnette is a survivor.
-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins beat Binghamton in another preseason game, 3-1.
-Devils forward Barry Tallackson had successful surgery to correct an irregular heart beat.
-Former Penguins forward Jon Sim is having a good preseason with the Islanders.
-The Flyers played their final game in the Philadelphia Spectrum last night.
-Several of Philadelphia's former captains said good-bye to the Spectrum.
-Ottawa re-signed 94-year-old defenseman Luke Richardson.
-The Senators demoted forward Brad Isbister and former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton forward Matt Carkner.
-Ottawa coach Craig Hartsburg reunited the Senators' "Pizza" line of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza.
-The Senators are going to have a bit of a home-ice advantage when they play the Penguins in Sweden to start the season.
-Rookie Bruins forward Blake Wheeler has been impressive this preseason.
-Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson said goaltender Justin Pogge is not ready for the NHL.
-Tampa Bay forward Vincent Lecavalier will test his shoulder out for the first time today since injuring it last season.
-New Lightning forward Radim Vrbata isn't getting off to a good start in Tampa Bay. He was already demoted off the second line. (Last note).
-Lightning owners Len Barrie and Oren Koules don't exactly do things conventionally.
-The Capitals were no fluke last season.
-The Thrashers were grateful to have some space under the salary cap. It let them acquire defenseman Mathieu Schneider.
-For some strange reason, Panthers defenseman Bryan McCabe is feeling more comfortable in South Florida than Toronto.
-Former Penguins forward Jeff Daniels brings experience as head coach of the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats.
-Hurricanes forward and former Penguin Dan LaCouture didn't fare too well in a fight with Flyers forward Arron Asham last night:
-Forget about Plum. Did you know Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger went to Ohio State?
-The Blue Jackets and Predators have quietly developed a physical rivalry.
-The Blackhawks are keeping Patrick Kane at right wing.
-Blues defenseman Erik Johnson isn't exactly crazy about being called a liar.
-Today's "Marian Hossa chose Detroit over Pittsburgh" story is brought to you by Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun. (It was yesterday's story actually.)
-The Avalanche have welcomed forward Brian Willsie back.
-The Canucks have something going with the Pavol Demitra/Mason Raymond/Taylor Pyatt line.
-Stars defenseman Trevor Daley is looking for more playing time.
-If you're not a fan of those vague, non-descript injury reports NHL teams are notorious for, you probably don't want to click this link.