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Monday, September 25, 2006
Amidst the joy in seeing the Blue Jackets win last night, I must have completely forgotten or not noticed this. As reported by Michael Arace at The Columbus Dispatch, Alexander Svitov suffered some sort of shoulder injury which will sideline him for a while, it's assumed. Isn't that just our luck? And he went down in the third period, at that. This can only mean one thing ...

We lose a player, we win a game. That has to be it! We better start marching out sacrificial lambs from Syracuse, huh?

But in all seriousness, here's hoping that the injury isn't too serious, and that Svitov will recover quickly.

Besides the injury, let's talk about Army of the Ohio. One of my artistically-gifted friends is in the process of working on a little commission for me, and hopefully sometime soon I'll be able to use it here. What'll it have? A new banner, for one. There'll also be some images for each category in the sidebar, instead of that jumbo text thing I got going on. She's pretty busy, but here's hoping it might even be done before the first game of the season, right?

Not much else going on today, so here's a couple of gripe-y and a couple of thoughtful questions for me to ask you, the reader ...

-Is it just me or is ESPN actually showing a little more acknowledgement of the NHL recently? Now understandably it's almost the start of the regular season, so that's to be expected. But you get the distinct feeling that they seem to be doing a little more this time around than they did last season, in terms of covering the sport, actually showing articles involving hockey on the front page, and what have you.

-Does Chris Berman think he's funny by referring to the AFC North as the "Norris Division"? Or is that some sort of football thing I don't understand, and am just assuming he's joking about the old NHL Norris Division?

-How long until we can officially stop calling the NHL the "New NHL"? Anyone know? Anyone?
  • At 6:39 PM, Blogger Dave said…

    I agree, ESPN does seem to be giving the NHL more exposure. Maybe the big wigs at ESPN are regretting not putting the money for the televising rights. The Norris Division was the old black and blue division. That's why Berman is calling the AFC North the Norris Division.

  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Michael Turner said…

    See, that's what I get for not knowing anything at all about the NFL. Or at least the league's history. Thanks for cluing me in! :D

  • At 9:01 AM, Blogger Drew said…

    And I believe it's the NFC North that he references, but I'm not 100% sure.

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