the folks over at the new york times slapshot blog have given their inaugural hockey night in blogdom group (myself included) one last kick at the can before they usher in some fresh blogger blood.
Well, a fifth straight gold for the Canadians at the World Juniors would sure make for a happy new year. Beyond that, I have to hope that Mats (bless ’im) turns out to be the biggest dud in Canucks history, and that the team’s disappointment drags them out of playoff contention.
you can link to all of the other answers here, if you're at all interested in what the league's other independent bloggers have to say...
the new year's tilt at the 'dome was awesome, as it always is. it's the first game i put dibs on when the tickets are released in september, and it's always a really fun time (even though this year i might have had an extra pint or two, celebrating british new years, enroute to the battle of alberta)... hats were passed around, the iggy holler got yelled, and the folks in our section were high fiving like it was going out of style... oh, and the flames kicked the pants off those pesky oilers...
my jersey is now 9-0-2 and sadly letter-less.
i'm thinking about doing a live blog for tomorrow's afternoon game (1pm local) against the predators. please feel free to comment here if you think it would be something you'd be interested in taking part in.... then i'll figure out how to use cover it live.