I’m sure some of the players will be mic’d up and no doubt interviewed while on the bench. I just hope that the broadcast doesn’t become more about the televising crew (Pierre) than about the players on the ice. I worry that it will.
They’d better have Lauren Hart sing the national anthems today and Monday. And not some TV quasi-celeb who doesn’t know his/her ear-hole from his/her elbow pad.
Does anybody else think there’s at least a small chance that a couple of the knuckleheads in this alumni game will actually fight? A fake fight right off the opening faceoff would be funny and appropriate.
1) In case you missed it earlier, Sean Avery cleared waivers at noon. Guess the Islanders weren’t that desperate.
2) I was told that Carl Hagelin was asked if he wanted to switch his number from 62 now that he’s probably here to stay, and that he declined.
3) Also in case you missed it, Michael Del Zotto (aka Del Zaster; copyright eric) and Tomas Kopecky were each fined $2,500 for their incident at the end of last night’s game. The NHL is cracking down on head shots … blah, blah, blah, blah. Wake me up when they get serious about it.