6:40 PM — By a MILE…worst jerseys I’ve ever seen here.
5:25 PM — Two things…One, Matt Lombardi has been activated from the 3-Day IR.
Two, and just for journalistic integrity’s sake…it’s worth pointing out that and no time I have I accepted or been offered any money by the league for these stories. That includes any reimbursement for travel, etc. There are no plans for that to change. Just want to make it clear that there aren’t any conflicts between being paid by a league I cover, because…well, I’m not.
3:55 PM — I’ll keep this relatively brief so I can catch up on some things…
The bus home broke down on the side of the highway, so I didn’t end up getting home until around 10:30 this morning. Went to sleep around 11, got up at 2 PM, and here I am. The second I get done writing this, I’m off to Taco Bell to acquire the biggest barrel of Baja Blast Mountain Dew I can find.
As far as hockey news goes…Joel Martin’s in the NHL. After the Islanders grenaded another goalie last night — Kevin Poulin blew his knee out and is done for the season after catching a rut in warmups — Martin got called up to the big time just a few seasons after playing here in Trenton. Would be quite something if he actually got to play.
In other goalie news, the Devils have brought back emergency backup Anthony Felice. While, as has been pointed out in the comments, other teams are bringing in backups who aren’t chained to the bench by the rulebook…Trenton’s going back to the EBUG. Kalamazoo also has an EBUG in Tom Schaul, so the matchup in nets tonight will clearly be Shane Connelly vs. Ryan Nie. Nie’s been in this league since 2007-08, and somehow this will be my first time seeing him in person.
If I hear anything else, I’ll let you know…not real sure what my coverage plan is just yet. This is a non-newspaper game for me, but I’ll at the very least try to post some light updates during the game.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com