So before Hockey Mom leaves for her little jaunt to the cheese steak capital of the U.S., I thought I'd check the Flyer's Web site to see if tonight's game would be televised. And of course, a big fat NO. But I did find this fun contest the team is sponsoring to find the Ultimate Hockey Mom (I think Sarah Palin is too busy right now to enter so she's not in the running for this contest at least). Of course I am a bit biased, but what a fabulous idea...can't wait to see the winner. I'll probably seeing some of those enthusiastic contest applicants during this weekend's tournament!
In addition to the extracurricular activity that normally takes place when these 2 teams meet, tonight's match up will be even more exciting with Sergei Fedorov moving to defense. Watch out for former Cap Steve Eminger as he has miraculously managed to "step it up a notch" since joining the thugnoxious Flyers. Feds will be joined tonight by forwards Ovechkin, Backstrom, Bourque (go Bourque!), Fleischmann, Nylander, Clark, Laich, Steckel, Fehr, Brashear, Beagle (in from Hershey) and Gordon and defensemen Morrisonn, Green, Schultz, Alzner and Poti. So at least the Flyers have taken the "Vengeance" theme off their Web site and moved to "Hungry for More" which is a tad less annoying.
So good luck to the Caps and to the boys' team in their respective battles this evening...I'm off!