What team beat-writers are saying this afternoon:
- Jonas Hiller gets the start tonight for the Ducks at Ottawa. Giguere is slated to start tomorrow in Montreal.
- Matt Greene loves L.A. Considering his ice-time and new contract, he should definitely like playing in Southern California.
- Nikolai Zherdev has replaced Scott Gomez on the Rangers’ number one line. Gomez slotted on the third line? Don’t get that.
- The jersey the Wings will wear for the 2009 Winter Classic will be unveiled tomorrow during the Wings’ television broadcast. Fans generally love new jerseys.
- Ales Hemsky was called out by Ray Ferraro during last night’s TSN broadcast. Hemky can certainly pick up his game.
- Joe Thornton is going to suit up tonight for the Panthers. I’m sure the Sharks will be cautious with this injury.
- Here are the Tampa Bay lines from practice today. I can hardly keep track anymore.