So here we are, over 60 days into the NHL lockout, and no sight of a resolution. With each day we find ourselves even further and further away from an NHL season. It's 2005 all over again.
So what is there to be thankful for? Well, a lot. For starters, the world is much larger than hockey. Hard as it is to read on a site devoted to hockey, but it's true. I'm currently sitting in a Residence Inn in NJ on my way up to spend some time with my family in NY. I'm also writing this thanks to the hotspot on my RAZR M I alluded to last month. Thanks Verizon! You're 4G service is practically flawless. Also, I get to watch my beloved Lions on Thursday (who are somehow 3 point underdogs to Houston, according to SportsBetting.ag) with a turkey leg in one hand and an ice cold beer in another.
But even still, while you have a similar story to tell, what’s there in the hockey world we have to be thankful for? Well, for starters, we have a lot of AHL action going on being covered by our very own Siena Slusser. She follows the WB/S Penguins so much she practically stalks them. :) But seriously, check out her posts, there's a lot of good info there. If somehow you only find yourself only addicted to Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, you need to rethink that. To our delight, prospects such as Eric Tangradi are lighting the lamp on numerous occasions, and you need to keep an eye on players like him. Especially since Tangradi hasn't been known for his scoring touch since joining the Penguins organization. In the end, we have much to be thankful for as hockey fans; BUT! we just have to be patient, sadly.
In other news, a Russian magazine names Geno as the most eligible bachelor in Russia, despite what the Ronald McDonald may think... Now that's something to be thankful for.
with a wireless device and five months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the