As I was saying, just before the dastardly Gary Bettman/Paul Devorski/Michael Leighton conspiracy crashed Habs Inside/Out for longer than Ryan O’Byrne’s ToI in the playoffs …
It’s great to be back.
Did I miss anything?
Pat Hickey has a splendid analysis of all the tough decisions Pierre Gauthier faces in the off-season, eg. Price or Halak, Tomas Plekanec, the Brothers K, a humane way to euthanize MAB.
It will be a lively summer, and – technology permitting – HIO will keep fans up on what’s goin’ down.
And because I love hockey and can’t face the thought of resuming my day job, there will live game blogging of the Stanley Cup final, beginning tomorrow night.
It should be a dandy: Jonathan Toews vs. Mike Richards, Chris Pronger vs. Dustin Byfuglien, all those nice Chicagoans vs. the creepozoids in Philly.
I want the Blackhawks to win. But factoring in experience, grit and the Hossa Curse, the prediction is:
Flyers in seven
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How much is Jaro worth?
La Presse has a story that suggests $4.4 million.
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Last edition of L’attaque à 5 tonight.
I won’t miss Jean Perron.
I will miss Jean Pagé, Marc de Foy, Tony Marinaro and – most of all – the incomparably foxy Evelyne Audet.