So let me get this straight. We sign Brian Gionta for 5yrs and 25 M, but the Pens are able to get James Neal for 6 yrs and 30M. Gionta was 30 when he signed his deal, Neal is 24. Interesting...
The Habs had their equivalent to a solar eclipse Friday night with a shootout win. I think it was the first time all year they scored on the first 2 attempts. It's frustrating t think they were a blown 3rd period (carolina) and a shootout (boston) away from a 7 game winning streak.
Ah well. So tonight Brodeur and the Devils come into town for a rare Sunday night showdown. And by showdown I mean yawnfest. I swore several years ago that I would never attend a Devils game at the Bell center ever again. I've seen enough 2-1 losses to last a lifetime.
Gill's absence will surely mean more minutes for PK. He had 28 vs Buffalo. Way too much in my opinion but I guess Cunneyworth doesn't have much of a choice. I too would take a tired PK over a fresh Campoli or a Kaberle on steroids.
I will leave you with this thought. The Red Wings are 25-2-1 at home. The Habs are 11-12-8.