Much has transpired since we last gathered 'round Fontanas' Great Glowing HD Hearth of Hockey:
- California got it's first Cup (shudder, wince) by the Anaheim Ducks.
- Mike taught a little Dominican boy the true meaning of Bastille Day by flattening a MTA Transit Policeman's nose with a head butt on the F train between West 4th and B'way-Lafayette.
-The Rangers raided upstate and across the Hudson to assemble a pretty daunting looking team, enraging Devils and Sabres fans simultaneously.
-Rev. Timmy was placed under house arrest complete with nifty cyber-ankle bracelet after pleading guilty to discharging a firearm in a public swimming pool.
-William Wirtz passed away, hopefully freeing the Blackhawks from their T.V. boycott and general overall suckiness (it's no fun hating them if they just suck.)
-Patrick Roy and Mario Lemieux both turned 42 last Friday.
-We got a new bumper pool table for the Hockey Night in Chinatown Corporate Bunker (Oh, we set up a HNIC't blog of all the past emails too.)
-The Rangers, Wings and Habs all won their season openers, the Pens beat the Ducks (but alas, lost to Carolina.)
-We put spiffy new pinstriping on the Atomic Voodoo Hockey Deathray.
-Dave had to serve 100 hours of community service (conspiracy to discharge a firearm in a public swimming pool) at the Lower East Side Home for Wayward Teenage Girls. After "counseling" some of the girls in their waywardness, his sentence was increased to 200 hours. You couldn't get that smile off his face with a belt sander.
-Gary Bettman's reign of wanton douchebaggery continues unabated (everyone who thought that one of the things wrong with the NHL was the uniforms go home and wait for us to come by and shoot out your porch light.)
Now that you're tan, rested and ready, fold up your beach umbrella and get down to...
Hockey Night in Chinatown
105 Eldridge St.
(btw: Broome Street and Grand Street)
Tuesday - 9 Oct, '07
from 7:00pm till 10 or so.
The Carolina Hurricanes at the Toronto Maple Leafs
In keeping with the general torment of being a hockey fan, we've only got one game for our first Hockey Night in Chinatown and it's not even in Hi-def. Or even a game we really care about (though we will be rooting for the Leafs, them having ice and snow up in Toronto.)
One good thing is the new NHL Network which is doing a free preview for all of October. It's got that "On the Fly" show, old games and basically all the hockey stuff not on regular (U.S.) television. We found it by accident by searching for NHL in the cable guide thingy. For Manhattan Time Warner Cable it's channel 458.
Their website was useless to find it elsewhere, but you should be used to jumping through hoops for hockey by now.
So Sharpen your skates.
Tape up your stick.
Wrap foil 'round your fists.
It's Hockey Season!!!
Hockey, we love you.