The 2010-’11 season begins Oct. 7 against those ruffians in Toronto.
Here’s the starting lineup:
In goal: Carey Price, starting the first year of a nice new contract.
On defence: Hal Gill, Josh Gorges, Roman Hamrlik, P.K. Subban, Jaroslav Spacek and Ryan O’Byrne.
The forward lines: Andrei Kostitsyn-Tomas Plekanec-Mike Cammalleri, Benoit Pouliot-Scott Gomez-Brian Gionta, Tom Pyatt-Dustin Boyd/Maxim Lapierre-Lars Eller, Travis Moen-Boyd/Lapierre-Mathieu Darche.
Backup goaltender: He’s tall, he’s bald, he’s Alex Auld (I love that Pangerism)
Eating hot dogs: Pick two among Ryan White, Brock Trotter, Max Pacioretty and maybe someone who has a great training camp.
Barring injury or a trade I don’t see happening, that’s it until Andrei Markov gets back.
OK, maybe not a group that scares the Chicago Blackhawks.
But you know what?
Decent team … with maybe a chance to be good.
Only 98 more sleeps …