Alright, hockey fans. It's another big weekend of NHL action. Saturday has a whopping 13 games, and then Sunday has three. Everybody fears the NFL. Plus, Saturday is hockey night, especially in Canada. Some good games this weekend, and here's a look at the ones that most intrigue me.
There are a couple of Saturday matinee games, including a nice matchup between Pittsburgh and Vancouver. Sidney Crosby is very good, so he's always fun to watch. Edmonton faces Ottawa. Perhaps there will be a Nail Yakupov sighting. Hockey Night in Canada is probably as uninteresting as it will be all season. Nashville is in Montreal and Calgary is in San Jose. Sure, the Sharks are a real good team, but the Flames, despite a decent enough start, are not. Oh well. Tomorrow is another day.
Colorado, who has finally lost, plays Nashville. I only mention them because they lost, and because that loss was to Detroit. Alas, the game was in Colorado, because otherwise I bet the Wings would have busted out some video of Mike Vernon versus Patrick Roy. Boston against Tampa Bay is good, especially with the Lightning off to a solid start and with Steven Stamkos being a person who exists. Phoenix against Detroit is pretty good. Columbus at Washington is... alright? Maybe? Toronto against Chicago is much better, and the day ends with Dallas visiting Los Angeles.
Sunday's three games are decent. The Canucks take on the Blue Jackets. Nashville faces Winnipeg. OK, so maybe all three games aren't decent. Lastly, the best game of the day is probably Dallas versus Anaheim.
The weather is getting colder, at least in this hemisphere. It will feel more like "hockey weather" as the days progress. Except in Phoenix, probably.