Sadly I won't be at the game tonight; occasionally life calls with more important things that must be taken care of. The timing's too bad because I really think we're going to play a great game tonight but oh well...
My theories on Weight especially being a viable trade option seem to be getting some play. He just makes so much sense for this team and the Islanders in general have always been such a good trading partner.
We've got to watch out for Ole-Kristian Tollefsen if he's in the lineup tonight. He's the guy who whacked Stoll and basically ended his Oilers career. I've seen him nail a couple others as well in highlights. The guy's a dangerous hitter and we need to be aware.
Here's hoping Ales has decided he's a goal-scorer now. He's always had it in him and we saw a very net-focused player last game. If he keeps that up we could see something really special over the final stretch of the season.
I think the NHL trade market is slowing opening up. You've seen a lot of much more specific talk lately and teams know that the time is coming soon to make their move one way or the other. Teams like Dallas and Ottawa will have tough decisions because they're so used to being contenders. Imagine if OTT managed to tank it enough to get themselves Tavares though...now that'd be something for them. Seeing those Spezza rumors...the guy's so talented that unless he's a total idiot I can't see why they're struggling so. They keep picking horrid coaches however; Hartsburg never should have been hired there to begin with. Maybe they found themselves a goalie though, or maybe they really did need Ray Emery, who knows.
Anyway, no Game Report tonight everyone, sorry bout that but even if I catch some of this game on TV I'd never do a report from a game I'm not at live. It simply isn't the same after all these years of watching as you do not catch some of the most important parts of the game on TV.