Sergei is gone, so is the old format.
I saw that blogger now offers several shades of one new design, and I thought I'd give it a try. Still working out some of the kinks, and I'm not happy about how links and posts are considered the same thing and have to use the same color, but I think it's an improvement.
After being away for arthroscopic surgery, I'm on the mend and will definitely be game-ready by the preseason. But that surgery wasn't on my hands, so let's get typing. As you know, Christmas is coming tomorrow, and Santa has a big lump o' coal with our names on it. Last year we got what many would call a mixed bag. Coal came in the form of having our hearts torn out by the departure of Kovalev and Koivu, and a big fat trade for the big fat salary of Scott Gomez (which, incidentally, increases the odds that Santa has jack shit in his bag for us this year). On the other hand, we got these two guys named Mike Cammalleri and Brian Gionta who were kind of a big deal this last spring.
But, to paraphrase that Scientologist minx Katie Holmes, the best part about Christmas is the surprises. You think you've got the wrapped present pegged, and turns out to be something completely unexpected. That was the case with the Gomez trade, where the cardboard box turned out to be a whole lot more fun than the actual toy.
I guess I need to mention the Bruins (new laptop, same old problems capitalizing that word), and I hear they've been up to a few things, including shopping Marc Savard.
Lemme see if I got this straight: Recchi's on for another year, they got Seguin, Horton, and Campbell, Boychuk re-upped, they got rid of Wideman and Sobotka, and are hoping to cut Timmy Thomas loose.
According to Si, the Bruins have very little cap space to play with, so we'll have to see what Santa has planned for Boston fans. Incidentally, I do feel bad for all the Celtics fans: I really wish they had pulled out the game 7 win. I can't stand to see that rapist happy.
So on this, Christmas eve, let me know what you think of the redesign and your predictions for Free Agency. The big question: Who will get Kovalchuk? I can totally see him in a Rangers uniform.