Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Hale, Gomez, Elias did not practice
- David Hale is practicing, but his vision is still blurry. Maybe he'll be ready to go in November. Please, please, PLEASE wear a visor, Hale. Your vision is too important not to protect. It's amazing that Bryan Berard was able to get enough of his vision back to play in the NHL again; it amazes me further that not every NHL player is wearing a visor. I know, who am I to tell them how to play - but visors are vital to protect one's eyes. Believe it or not, you need them to play in the NHL - which is your job, if I recall correctly.
- Scott Gomez didn't practice, but he might play on Thursday.
- Patrik Elias has a hip flexor, so he also did not practice. Don't know why the news has NJ playing tonight, their next game is Thursday.
- Dan LaCouture has been put on waivers. I guess Jim Dowd is ready to join the team?
I Almost Forgot Update: If you can read Swedish (or use Babelfish and don't mind the, uh, un-localized English resulting from it), Expressen Sport has an interview with Devils defenseman, Johnny Oduya.
I must say, for a rookie coming right out of the Swedish Elite League, Oduya has played very well. Due to injuries to Lukowich, he's been slotted with Brian Rafalski on the first defensive pairing and has looked more like a veteran than rookie there. He may possess a hard slapshot, but one has yet to hit the net. All the same, it's good to know that Rafalski is not the only reliable d-man on the team (as I glare at Paul Martin and Colin White. GLARE, I say).