Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sens debut + latest Bidini 

Not much time, but just had to sqeeze in a quick post, post-Sens game. It's the first televised one of the year, and my first glimpse at nearly the complete lineup of the new look Sens. I'm not going to read too much into a pre-season game, but they looked great. Brandon Bochenski continued to cement his spot on the team, and on Spezzas wing, with a hattrick. Volchenkov also left his mark, laying out a handful of Leafs with solid hits.

Mostly though, tonight isn't about the analysis, but more about just how odd, but great, it felt to be watching a real, live, Sens game (athough on TV for now). It was almost enough to take the edge off the Gades' latest train wreck of a game.


Spent part of the weekend blowing through Dave Bidini's latest book The Best Game You Can Name. Like his other books, it's a quick and funny read, and ranks right up there with the best hockey books (thin as those ranks may be). He intermixes a narrative of his own musician league rec hockey tournament with relevant interviews and commentary from former players, coaches and writers. Like his other books, it's well worth a read.