What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- It looks like Tim Thomas will start tonight for Boston. Get to face the new look Ducks.
- In encouraging news for Sabres fans, Patrick Lalime is on the ice this morning. I’d guess that he’ll play.
- Apparently the Wings are interested in acquiring Ian Lapperiere. Every contender should be.
- A Q & A with Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson. Good read.
- Martin Brodeur isn’t nervous for tonight’s game. No surprise considering he’s started Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the gold medal game at the Olympics and the finals of the World Cup.
- Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters likes the Whitney deal for the Penguins. Me, not so much.
- Michael Nylander could be a healthy scratch tonight Washington. You have to wonder what would have happened if things would have worked out with him in NY.