-No Kaleta tonight. Having neck stiffness issues again and hasn't yet been cleared to play by the doctors.
-Enroth played the whole game last night, so he will probably only play, at most, the second half of tonight's game. I do think he'll play, though, or they would've likely sent him back to Portland today.
-Rivet had a throat "ailment." He said that he got hit in the throat with a player's shoulder pad during practice and thought nothing of it. At practice the next day he swallowed hard and heard a pop. When he went to the doctor's office, they told him he had a broken blood vessel in his throat. He'll be fine, but after a summer of rehabbing from labrum surgery, he needed to see the ice a bit, and that won't happen.
Frustrating that Center Ice doesn't have preseason games this year, especially when I'm browsing through where the games are normally listed and there are clearly open channels. For 160 dollars a season ("early bird price!") you'd think this wouldn't be a lot to ask...
Mezaros will be the new whipping boy by the end of Oct.
Idk, I can see people really getting on O'Donnell's case for being slow... people have trouble accepting someone for what they are, they will want him to play like a stud and forget that he is 3rd pairing dman. Just go look in the Phillies thread at people killing Kendrick. The kid has a >.500 winning percentage and a <5 ERA as a 5th starter and people cry bloody murder over him, it is ridiculous.
Not to mention the old whipping boys like Carle (because, again, people can't accept him for what he is - an above average offensive dman with a few defensive shortcomings, but many less than they actually blame him for) will undoubtedly still get railed on for DARING to have the 2nd best +/- on the team and 30+ points, for shame Matty, for shame.
Shelley will get a ton of **** until people start to fall in love with his "antics" ala Carcillo last year.