03 October 2009
It's been like 2 years since we've had a meaningful game. We could have one tonight, but my pessimistic side from last year is starting to kick in telling me not to get too excited. Maybe after 5 games I'll get excited.
Tonight is Hedman's debut in his first NHL regular season game.
Tonight could be the first win of the season.
Tonight Tocchet will actually have a veteran defenseman in Ohlund to play for him. And a winger, named Tanguay who doesn't rob you of your money.
Mike Smith, Andrej Meszaros and Paul Ranger are all back from injury. Questions about Mike Smith's recovery from his injury will be addressed over the new few games. And questions about the quickness that Vinny has been talking about remains to be answered.
Expectations are lower and I think that's better for the Lightning. I really have no expectations of the team this year. It would be nice if they could be a little better so I don't get made fun of supporting such a crappy team this year.
So the boys are in Atlanta to face Pavel Kubina, and Nik Antropov of the Leafs, wait, you say they are called the Thrashers now? Whatever, same team, just less offensive fans. This new team of ex-Leafs should be just as bad as last years Leafs. Their 4th pick, Evander Kane, is also making his NHL debut tonight. Go Bolts!
Game Time: 7pm ET