It's been a little slow around here lately. I'm sorry about that. The NHL has been on break, of course. But more importantly, it turns out my recent "two whole posts a week" pace was unsustainable, and I think I'm a little burned out.
But the vacation is over, because it's going to be a busy week in the hockey world.
First up, of course, is tomorrow's Gold Medal game. At the risk of modestly overselling it, this game is the most important thing that has ever happened in the history of the world. The game is expected to draw a Canadian televisions rating of over 50 million, since most of us will be watching on multiple TVs just in case one of them turns out to be bad luck. I'm picking Canada to win, especially since I'll be sneaking into the athlete's village tonight, kidnapping Ryan Miller, and replacing him with Cheryl Bernard.
All that is to say that it should be a memorable afternoon. I'll be following the action on twitter.
On Monday, we'll move right into trade deadline mode. Side note: If any GM out there pulls off a Sunday midnight trade and ruins the post I've been working on for Monday, I will hunt you down. Fair warning.
The actual deadline will fall on Wednesday, March 3, and I'll be liveblogging all day. Join me, as we ponder questions such as:
- Where will Alexei Ponikarovsky wind up?
- Um, are there any other players on the trade market?
- Hey, any update on where Alexei Ponikarovsky will wind up?
- Wasn't being an NHL fan way more fun back before the CBA screwed up trading?
There may also be a few surprises between now and the end of the year. It should be a fun time. I hope you'll drop by for some of it.