Caps hockey is finally here with less than 9 hours until the first face off of the regular season takes place between our beloved Capitals and the bruising Boston Bruins, who are definitely ones to watch in the bettle for the Eastern Conference. After a long puck-less summer, fans will get a glimpse of off season additions Brendan Morrison and gritty go-getter Mike Knuble and what these vets add to the talented group of Caps youngsters. Unfortunately, Chris Bourque won't be making the road trip to his home town as he was claimed off waivers yesterday by those blasted Penguins. Talk about a roller coaster the past few days for that poor kid - in any case, we wish him well (even though he's going to the dark side).
Boston didn't make too many roster changes this summer - the big news was the trade of 30-goal scorer Phil Kessel to the thugged-up Maple Leafs (who the Caps meet at home on Saturday). They are still stacked and lethal with the likes of Marc Savard, Blake Wheeler, Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Vezina winning net minder Tim Thomas. Milan Lucic is a brute and if you need proof, just reference the recent fight he had with Senator's enforcer Chris Neil in a recent pre-season bout. A bloody mess I tell you...
I will give the Bruins a nod for bringing back their very funny bear commercials this year. If you haven't seen it, here's the bruins bear breaking into hockey legend Cam Neeley's office and helping himself to a Winter Classic jersey:
And for those of you, who like me are missing Donald Brashear, here's your enforcer fix o'the day as the New York Rangers did the Top Ten on last night's Letterman Show:
Brash was pretty good, huh?
Hope all you hockey fans can hold onto to your horses as we count the hours until our favorite time of year and the puck drops for real at the TD Bank Garden! 7 p.m. on Versus - bring it baby and LET'S GO CAPS!