I have a feeling that the ice times will be pretty even for all lines tonight. I also have a feeling that they are going to be in different roles on the PP and PK. I think tonight is sort of an audition.
The NHL needs to take the "Hockey is for everyone" approach in their marketing.
You've got all sorts of players out there.
Market Duncan Keith to the "old-time, smashmouth, lose some teeth and keep fighting" crowd.
Market Chris Pronger as a villain to the "watch to hope to see a dirty bastard get a beatdown" crowd.
Market Pavel Datsyuk to the "watch for amazing skill and slick moves" crowd.
Market Ovie to the "want an approachable, easily recognizable hero with an outgoing personality" crowd.
Market Sid to the "teenage girls and NAMBLA members" crowd.
In all seriousness, this isn't anything new. During the Era of the Great One, it was rare to hear Yzerman's name outside of Detroit, and the only time we heard about Super Mario was when he got cancer.
That's a slight exaggeration, but to the average non-hockey fan, that's how it was. They knew Wayne. That's it.
Bring back the negs! There's no point in having an immunity thread if there is no place where you're not immune.
Some posts are so idiotic that the only rational response is a neg.
Negs are the mainstay of our survival and the backbone of our society (as long as they aren't used against me personally, in which case they violate my right to Freedom of Speech, which I interpret as "I am able to say absolutely anything I want and no one can disagree with me and/or point out any fallacies and/or have a different opinion or they are violating my right and since I interpret it that way, it must be that way or it violates my right").