Two new articles (and an Empty Netters!) on the PG today can only mean one thing...This season is coming up really soon. 3 weeks and 2 days (give or take the time zone differential) and it'll be opening night on a different continent.
We're trying to get back in the swing of things here at TST but it's been tough with basically the same material over and over. Not to mention the new NHL 09 game, which is sweet.
This piece is interesting and a good read, arguing that Max Talbot is the most important impending free agent for the Pens. There's no larger champion for Talbot than this editor, but it doesn't ring true. Jordan Staal is a center-piece of the "evolution" that is in place. Talbot is, without a doubt, a glorious man and hockey player, but Staal is a 20 year old 6’4 centerman with an inordinate amount of experience and a glass ceiling of potential that would be hard to reach even with the wingspan of a terradactyl.