The home opener schedule's been released a day in advance of the full schedule. The Thrashers open on Friday, October 8th against Washington, and the Blues open Saturday, October 9th against the Flyers. Yeah, I know. Weird matchup for the Blues, but hey - at least we know what to expect.
Speaking of Blues, or former ones, this year's Hockey Hall of Fame voting is gearing up, and in case the voters don't remember, Adam Oates is still available. I offer up my case along with 9 other bloggers over at NBC's Pro Hockey Talk as to who we'd like to see in the Hall. And, yes, Oates is on my list. Thanks to James for letting me share my opinions, and of course a continuing thanks to him for letting me randomly appear on Cycle Like the Sedins. For some reason, he trusts us. Wacky.