As I sit watching the Caps/Flyers Playoff Game 1 from last season (wait, Mike Green just scored - ooops, I was at this game), I just read that VP candidate and former fellow hockey mom, Sarah Palin, will be dropping the puck at the Philadelphia Flyers' home opener on Friday. Say it ain't so Sarah - not the thugmongering Flyers! Here's a tip from one hockey mom to another - don't wear a suit that can't be drycleaned. Those Flyers fans have been known to throw beer, soda, popcorn and even small children! But if you take the gloves off and throw down with Riley Cote or Steve Downie - you automatically get my vote!
I forgot to mention that several of the Caps players were sporting the dapper Hockey Fights Cancer tie at yesterday's media luncheon. The NHL has unveiled some great new merchandise to raise funds for the fight against cancer, including this stylish lavender tie, baseball caps for both men and women and the book 2008 Reflections of a Hockey Season - all available on NHL.com. And since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hockey Mom wants to remind all of you hockey goddesses to get your checkups - and encourage all of your sisters in female fandom to do the same.