Bachman is listed as the probable starter right now, but unconfirmed.
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
I would think NHL Network will have a live look-in on the ceremony. They wouldn't miss the chance to fill some air time like that.
Also for the out of market DirecTV Center Ice subscribers, you can add the regional sports package for $10 a month and if you do, you can watch the pre-game and post-game shows on MSG stations. Try it for a month and cancel if you don't like it. That would let you watch the ceremony tonight.
I actually hadn't heard that Lindros story before. It makes me think of when I was a young lad and had an extreme hatred for Lindros (I have a longstanding tradition of hating athletes who won't go to the franchise that drafts them, including Bo Jackson and Eli Manning). Going to Philly didn't help matters, and I think he 'wrote' an autobiography at the age of 19 or something, which I also thought was absurd.
I also remember disliking Niedermayer quite a bit when he first came into the league. I was young and thought he took too many chances, and was not willing to forgive the mistakes he made because of youth. I think I literally despised him during the 1994 playoffs (objectively he may have played well, but not according to me at the time).
It's quite different from the way I am able to look at Larsson and forgive some of his more glaring errors. I suppose I have matured as a sports fan.
Anyhow, random personal digression aside, I hope it's a great night for Scott, and is certainly well-deserved.
I don't mind Boulton. It was the double whammy I was shaking my head at. You make a good point about having a line that Kovy/Parise could double shift on. I hadn't thought of that.
Kovy specifically, IMHO, because Jansen as RW is the weak link... Allows for Kovy to jump on early with the third line and stay out there has forechecker 1 during the line change to the first line. Cool concept when you have the rarity of a guy like Kovy that thrives on the 25 minutes a night it takes to do that.