Keith Tkachuk scored again and has goals in his first 6 games this year... too bad he's listed as a Cman in most leagues or otherwise he'd be pretty valuable right now.
Brian Lawton has been promoted to the position of Tampa Bay GM... right, cause he's doing such a good job running Koules & the Gang's fantasy hockey team... I guess they are working him pretty hard, its like a revolving door of players coming and going so far.
Ottawa sent Brian Lee down to the AHL, since they weren't playing him very much and they apparently decided that they need Luke Richardson in the lineup.
Mark Parrish has signed on with the NYI farm team in Bridgeport on a trial basis but he's still free to sign on with an NHL team at any point in time.
Mats Sundin has begun working out... I hope this is the last time we ever have to report that some dude picked up a medicine ball.
Nikolai Khabibulin won the showcase showdown last night over Dwayne Roloson and since he was perfect (a shutout) and within $100, he wins both showcases... which could mean an all expenses paid trip to Ottawa or Colorado. Remember to help control the pet population, have your pet spayed or neutered.
Quick hit goalie suckage news:
Marty Turco was pulled after giving up 3 goals on 17 shots to New Jersey.
Antero Niittymaki got his second straight start but gave up 4 goals in the 1st period and was not asked to come back for the 2nd.... Marty Biron took over.
Marty Gerber has given up at least 3 goals in each start so far and took the loss again last night.
Injury Updates (see our Injury Updates page which will give you a consolidated list of injury status):
Craig Rivet had knee surgery and is out for 2 weeks, at least.
Henrik Zetterberg, Milan Michalek and Sheldon Souray all returned to the lineup last night.
Distraction of the Day
What's distracting us today... alright, we saw this story yesterday about the Swedish Elite League game that was delayed cause the fans were throwing dildos on the ice and unfurling profane banners and letting loose giant inflatable genitalia... but it didn't really distract us, cause that's not really our bag. But we were flooded with emails from readers saying that they were distracted by this so then I guess a corollary of our readers distraction is that we were distracted by this... so here you go. Not sure what this says about our readers that they enjoy stories about hockey players taking it in the ass... or us, that our loyal readers are people that enjoy stories about hockey players taking it in the ass.