As you heard on the July 19th episode of the Puck Podcast there are a number of games that I am already looking forward to watching during the 2008-2009 NHL season. Here’s a list of those games with the reason I am looking forward to it. What games are you looking forward to and why? Post your response here and let me know.
October 4 & 5: Penguins vs. Senators in
October 12: Sharks @ Kings â€“ Rob Blakeâ€™s return to Los Angeles and Kings fans will pick up where they left off when he was with the Avalancheâ€¦
October 16: Capitals @ Penguins â€“ Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Niklas Backstrom, Marc-Andre Fleury, Mike Greenâ€¦youâ€™ve got the last two MVPâ€™s and many of the best young players in the game.
October 20: Stars @ Rangers â€“ Sean Averyâ€™s first game against Rangers in
November 8: Panthers @ Coyotes â€“ Olli Jokinenâ€™s first and only game against the Panthers
November 10: Lightning @ Capitals – Olaf Kolzigâ€™s first game in
November 11: Penguins @ Red Wings – Stanley Cup rematch and Marian Hossaâ€™s first game against the Penguins.
November 13: Canadiens @ Bruins â€“ Two original six teams and my favorite rivalry in hockey. With Georges Laraque on the Habs and Michael Ryder now on the Bruins I can guarantee there will be a lot of hits and probably a few fights.
November 22: Rangers @ Senators – Wade Reddenâ€™s first game against the Senators.
November 26: Blackhawks @ Sharks â€“ Brian Campbellâ€™s first game in
December 13: Capitals @ Canadiens â€“ Jose Theodore in
January 1: Red Wings @ Blackhawks – Winter Classic at Wrigley Field.
January 19: Stars @ Lightning â€“ Brad Richards first game against Lightning in
February 8: Red Wings @ Penguins â€“ Stanley Cup rematch Part II. Hossaâ€™s first and only game in
February 21: Senators @ Canadiens, Canucks @ Maple Leafs & Flames @ Oilers â€“ Hockey Day in Canada.
That’s 20 games that I can’t wait to watch this coming season. I hope you are able to watch them as well and join in the discussion of them once they happen.