What I’m Watching:
I have a keen interest in all the games played – you could almost play a game of “Count the Former Canucks” in their lineups, really. I should be home in time to catch the second period of the Canucks-Oilers game, and definitely will be channel flipping between it and the Wild-Ducks game.
Player(s) to Watch:
- Should you believe the internet, James Reimer (Leafs) will be getting the start tonight. He’s still trying to prove that he’s a) healthy and b) better than Bernier.
- James Neal (Preds) is still hunting for his first goal of season. *checks who they’re playing* It’s very possible he could get it tonight.
- Looks like Ryan Miller (Canucks) gets the start tonight against the Oilers. The Oilers, as we all know, are off to a horrendous start. Maybe they’ll turn it around tonight. Keep an eye on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who should play tonight.
- Keith Ballard (Wild) will be in the line up against the Ducks… And Ryan Kesler. Ballard and Kesler are both former Canucks. It’ll be interesting to see if they’re matched up against each other. Some Canucks fans may even be hoping to see a patented Keith Ballard hip-check on his former teammate.