Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau in the remake. Not confirmed yet.
Happy Groundhog Day to everybody! We'll have quite a bit of stuff today so keep on checking back throughout the day, all the way until the whistle blows after the Wings/Sharks game tonight.
- Andreas Lilja rehab stint in Grand Rapids begins tomorrow This is great news for Lilja and the Wings moving forward. To lose that much time of your career from an injury is kind of hard to believe and for Lilja to finally get on the ice is surely something he's long been awaiting.
- Tomas Holmstrom returns to the line-up. Homer's been out for a while with a broken foot but tonight he will get back on the ice and plant his rear end in front of Evgeni Nabokov, picking up where he left off by infuriating opposition goalies.
- Continuing on Homer, think just how much he brings back to this offense. Power play, even strength and in the corners he is a nightmare to defend against. Plus, I know we're all looking forward to trying to figure out what he says during intermission reports as well.
- Around the league tonight: Jean-Sebastian Giguere gets his first start in a Leafs uni, the Coyotes take on the Preds, Wild battle Stars, and Rangers take on the Kings. Minny, Dallas, and a surprising Anaheim are all sneaking up on that 8 spot so
- For those scoreboard watching: Calgary dropped another game and thus put Detroit back in the 8 spot heading into tonight's contest with the Sharks.
- After Calgary lost, they sent Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust to New York Rangers for Christopher Higgins and Ales Kotalik.
- I'm feeling a Valtteri Filppula goal tonight. Just sayin'
- The Herm2Hockeytown website is up and running so check it out!
- Our pal Motownchollis has a great post up over on Motown Wings about the scenarios the Wings need to make the "magic number" for the playoffs. My head hurts.
- Sharks top goal scorer is also the League's top goal scorer: Patrick Marleau with a blazing 37 goals. That's one shy of the career high for the guy that always looks either surprised or confused.
- Fear The Fin is the home of the SB Nation Sharks blog. Ch-ch-check it out.