Time is a funny thing. In one respect, the summer has felt endless with the lasting memories of Red Wings celebrating on Penguin ice. We've been mired in the months of June, July and now August for seemingly ever.
But in four weeks, 28 days, the Penguins will take to the ice for pre-season practice. They'll actually meet up to take care of off-ice details (physicals, meetings, etc) in 27 days.
And in that regards, it's just around the corner. Before you know it there will seemingly be two losses in a row and calls for Michel Therrien's head. There will be the sensational Evgeni Malkin rushes, the precision of a heavy Sergei Gonchar shot and the sound of Pascal Dupuis and Maxime Talbot shredding the ice as they furiously chop their way around the rink.
Yep, if you listen closely you can almost hear the faint tune and see Marc-Andre Fleury's smile....Sidney's tuning up the band, it's almost time to bring the boys together.