Thursday, September 24, 2009

The NHL 2009/2010 Edition: "Can You Dig IT...?"

Well can you?!

With just one (long) short week to go until official drop of the puck on what for me will be Year #2 A.T.A. (After the Av's) I figured I get back into the swing of the KBBK thing again. With this in mind and sending prop's out to Cyrus from NYC" the upcoming start of 2009/2010 edition of the NHL Regular Season is looking more and more like one we CAN ALL DIG given the amount of "events" we have already slotted for this upcoming season.

So with that I give the newly anointed (by me by the way..) first ever, "KingKrej's Top 10!"
With this one belonging to the topic of:
"The Top 10 Things to Look Forward to this NHL Season"
1) October 1st, 2009 - This is it with four games dropping the puck including your Boston Bruins vs. the Washington Ovies at the Garden as well as the Colorado Av's playing host the San Jose (Nurse) Sharks with the main highlight being the raising of King Joe Sakic's #19 to the Pepsi Center rafters!
2) October 2nd, 2009 - See's the NHL's Great European Vacation 09' kicking off with games between Detroit Red Wings vs the St. Louis Blues in Stockholm & the Chicago Blackhawks vs the Florida Panthers in Helsinki. Yikes and these babies count...

3) November 9th, 2009- The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto welcomes four new members as Steve Yzerman, The Golden Brett (Hull), U.S. born and breed D-Man, Brian Leetch and Lou Lamoriello all enter the Mall er' Hall!
4) January 1st, 2010 - It's the Winter Classic, Boston style as the Broounze play host to the Philly Flyers in what I'm sure will be a warm and cozy Fenway Park (I already have the Sambuca flasked and waiting for this one)

5) February 15th to February 28th, 2010 - The NHL shuts down for two weeks as the World's best converge on Vancouver B.C. for the title of Olympic Champions!

6) March 1st, 2010 - NHL league play resumes but the real news should be:

7) March 3rd, 2010- Two days after the restart of things from the Olympic break comes everyone's favorite Holiday aka NHL Trade Deadline Day! With that much down time (two plus weeks) and the fact that all rosters will be frozen over that time, there's sure to be a FLURRY (no not Theo...) of activity and action... Love it!
8) April 11th, 2010 - The NHL's Regular Season wraps and then

9) April 13th, 2010 - The best tourney in ALL OF SPORTS, The NHL Playoffs begin as teams start their long climb and battle for 16 Wins and The Cup!

10) All Season long - Records could be (will be) a falling as some of the record's up for grabs include;
Devil's goalie Marty Brodeur needs on 3 shutouts to pass Terry Sawchuk's current record of 103.
When Wing's goalie Chris Osgood (seriously...) records 11th win of the year he'll become the 10th netminder in NHL HISTORY to reach 400 wins.
Similarly the Oilers (another team already Nik?) Nikolai Khabibulin only needs 1 more win for 300 in his career.
Another Nicki (Lidstrom) also of the Wings needs only 3 points to become the 7th Defensemen in NHL history to reach 1000 total.
If the seemingly "Ageless Duck" Teemu Selanne can pot 21 goals this season, he'll become the 18th NHLer and just the 3rd Euro born player (after Jari Kurri and Jaromir Jagr) to score 600 goals in a career.
Others that are close to marks include: Brendan Shanahan (12 more goals to tie Lucky Luc Robitaille for 10th All Time) By the way is it me or will it be somewhat crazy to think that when the Devils break out their original Red & Green colored throwback jersey's sometime this season that they really will be "throwbacks" for Shanahan as these will be the same looking uni's he started his career back in the 80's?!

I really could go on and on and on these nuggets but I'll spare you (for now) and wrap up my 1st ever KingKrej Top 10 list! See you all that the rinks & Let's Go Broounze! - KingKrej46

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