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48 in 99 – Hockey Time!

Teemu-turn

Get Ready for Lots of Hockey in a Hurry Here we are at the beginning of a short, tight and sweet hockey season.  I often talk about how tough hockey players are; that the common injuries that keep players from other sports out of the game, would keep a hockey player out for a shift, maybe two. This season, that toughness will be tested. I just watched to Kings lose their season/home opener to Chicago 5-2.  Disappointing for Kings fans I am sure, but also for the players.  I wonder which teams will collectively figure out how in this contracted schedule, every game matters. I refuse to gloat over the Kings’ loss, perhaps until the finish of tonight’s Ducks game.  I will say, however, that the NBC Hockey analysts who predicted the Kings would repeat have baffled. What history can …