Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Misc. notes and links 

Aiee... it's been a while.

- The Sens, entering into a hectic 5 game week, seem to be back on track including their 4th win in a row, 4-1 over the Rangers, yesterday afternoon. Zdeno Chara led the way with a Gordie Howe hattrick.

- Peter Shaefer sustained an "upper body injury", which according to the Citizen story is a neck injury that will be evaluated day-to-day.

- The Sens are in Washington tonight. They should leave with two points, but will they also leave with a new winger? Things have been quiet lately, but who knows?

- Tom at Canucks Corner has by far the most entertaining take I've seen on the NHL's financial state.

- Ben at the Net Files has an excellent piece challenging the fairly common suggestion that all Sunbelt teams are struggling.

- BlackRedGold is worried about Eugene Melnyk's promise to be more hands on. As New York Yankees fan for most of my life, I've seen the worst (the late 80s and early 90s) and best (acquiring ARod) of hands-on owners. I agree with BRG that the best owners support their operations people by providing the resources to allow them to do their jobs.