‘Twas the night before the trade deadline, and IPB’s minds were gathering some wool.
1. Gentle Reader, there is a chance you are not aware that the Devils spent the last 24 hours leading the Eastern Conference. There was a time not too long ago that we were booking our tickets for the Good Ship Lottery Pick. Mind you, we’re not putting that cruisewear away just yet, because you never can tell, but let’s just say we’re maybe hoping those tickets are transferable for next season.
2. Gentle Reader, there is a chance you are not aware that the New York Times has a hockey blog, called Slap Shot. It’s actually pretty snazzy, as it covers all kinds of hockey stuff, even college and international leagues. Today Slap Shot unveiled a new project in which they’re asking bloggers a series of questions, with a representative from every team. It appears our invitation seems to be at the dead letter office with our playoff tracker. Harumph! Well, since you didn’t ask, Gray Lady, here are our answers: