For once, there's not a whole lot going on, (and the other option was talking about the success of the penalty kill. Yawn) so I thought I'd ask what you want to talk about. Anyone got any ideas?
Today's fight story was interesting for me because it made me consider a couple of different things. 1. The lack of fighting in college and European hockey is having a bigger impact than I thought; and 2. Many players simply don't want to fight today so they just ignore that part of the game. They don't see the need to get involved.
I hope I'm dead wrong about this part of it, too, but it used to be that the guys who fought were the most-respected players on the team. I'm not so sure that's as true anymore because there's a growing segment of players who don't see it as a necessary part of the game. They see it as still a part of the game, but a diminishing part.
What a tough way to make a living.
Also, Frenchy skated at practice but did not go in net, and David Carpentier might be out a while longer than expected. They don't want to take a chance on aggravating his groin strain and possibly losing him for the season.
Because the Komets don't want to have to put Frenchy on injured reserve and lose him for a week or more, they'll probably use ``1-0 Joe'' Franke as an emergency back-up on Wednesday.