Monday, September 19, 2005

and, here's ryan with sports.

cj's computer is decommissioned, and yick is busy tonight, so i'm filling in with the nightly report...

first up, kenny holland announced prior to detroit's pre-season tilt tonight that, 'unless I get a major curveball, my expectation is that he's coming back by the weekend.' but who, you ask, could that be pertaining to... thats right, one, pavel datysuk. this is huge news for the wings, and wings fans everywhere, since having datysuk in the lineup, makes them more dangerous, then they previously were. in related news, those same red wings lost 5-3, to the champion lightning, in preseason action tonight. wings goals were scored by lidstrom, and draper, who had two. lightning goals were scored by richards, st louis, artyukhin, and modin, with two.

the only other game tonight, between a rick nash-less blue jackets, facing a crosby and lemieux-less penguins, ended 3-2, in a shootout. goals were scored by malone, and ouellet, for the pens, and malhotra, marchant, and balastik, who was the lone scorer in the shootout. just imagine watching the shoot out with nash, lemieux, and crosby. oh man... it should also be noted, that there was 26 total penalties in this game. so, apparently obstruction is working. more work for us refs, if you ask me.(yes, i am a referee.)

please note, all these scores are being retrieved off of sites, and i can't seem to get a consistant number... i've had 6-3 bolts, and 3-2 jackets, with 2 goals in the shootout, so, i don't know...

other news around the league, vaclav varada of the senators, has been sidelined four to six weeks, with a sprained mcl, which is believed he suffered last night, against the maple leafs.

and finally, the nhlpa has filed a grievance on behalf of keith tkachuk, who failed his team physical last week, and was suspended. larry pleau, gm of the blues, has said, that tkachuk cannot come back to the team, until he passes his physical.

anyway, that's all for now. yick has told me that him, and cj should have the new site up by...the end of the week...the weekend at the latest. i have no idea what he/they have planned, but, knowing those two, it is gonna be damn good.