Aside from laying low, basking in the belt-loosening afterglow of a carb-laden Battle of Alberta victory, I’ve flipped channels long enough to see that Fernando Pisani is back practicing with the team, looking healthy, which is probably the first real good news since the season began. Meanwhile, the cavalry is coming – Sheldon Souray may start Wednesday, Joni Pitkanen is testing his bum knee on skates, and Mathieu Roy has been on the ice as well. Good stuff, good stuff. Ethan Moreau, presumably, is retired with a broken foot.In other news, Mark Messier was inducted into the Hall of Fame. We all know about Messier’s leadership, his puppy-killing stare, the Stanley Cups, the famous guarantee, the Gary Coleman in his lap, the Lays potato chips, blah blah blah. No doubt he was a great player, and I may be blocking all things Messier since his traumatic retirement night last winter, but I’ve suspended all living-in-the-1980s until this team is good enough to cheer about in 2007.
And here’s something from the Things You’ll Never See The