Quote of the Day
Dan Barnes has an excellent article in the journal today, a must read. There is a lot of good commentary in there, much of it from Horcoff, but this MacTavish quote is my favourite:
"We've got to help (Hemsky) along as a coaching staff and make sure he has the right guys to play with," said MacTavish. "Horc, I like him and Hemmer together and, hopefully, Penner is a fit for those guys. He looks to be. It would be nice to be able to have those three guys to match up against another team's top line, whether it's the Sedins or Thornton's line or any of the big lines in the game."Stuff like this warms my heart. Not so much the content here, more the fact that the subject is being addressed and written about. I'm sure that this September is the first time that MacTavish has made any honest reference to matchups and the true roles of different players, both the forwards and the defence. Hopefully this is an indicator of things to come from the Edmonton media. Lord knows we all bitch enough about poor hockey reporting, it would be nice to be doing the opposite a bit more this season.