A Cochin Bloggers meetup has been fixed on the 14th of the month, this coming Sunday. Since I enjoyed last month’s Tweetup and the same guys are attending the two meets, I don’t want to miss it and fully plan on making my way over to Barista Cafe (the same meeting place as the Tweetup) @ 4pm on Sunday and hanging out with the others.
The only complaint is that it’s on a Sunday and @ 4 pm but it’s what most people are comfortable with. I usually take a nap from 2:30pm till 5 pm on Sundays and am usually lazy unless I’m having a couple of drinks. But no matter, I shall be there.
It’s a repeat of the previous year’s final with one exception – last year the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 2 with the last match played in Pittsburgh. This time around the Penguins have forced a game 7 in the Stanley Cup final series between the two teams.
Forced to watch their cross divisional rivals hoist the Stanley Cup last year, the Pens will want to rectify the error and make a reverse decision of the 2008 finals. They are agonizingly close to victory: will Pittsburgh be able to hoist the cup or will Detroit complete a repeat of last year and retain the trophy? Friday night will bring us the answers.
While one volatile former goalie finds a new NHL team after sitting out the previous season without a team, another player (and a corner stone at that) wants to leave the Ottawa Senators.
Tough times indeed when a star player wants to leave your team. Last week, Dany Heatley, a two-time 50-goal scorer, sent a letter through his agents informing the Senators that he wants to be traded. The reason stated is that he has has huge differences with coach Cory Clouston, who replaced Craig Hartsburg in February. Heatley has five years and $37.5 million US left on a no-trade deal he signed two years ago.
Meanwhile, former Sens goalie Ray Emery was snapped up by the Philadelphia Flyers. The one-year deal worth a reported US$1.5 million will see Emery re-enter the National Hockey League following a one-year stint in Russia’s Continental Hockey League.