According to ESPN’s ScoreCenter app, the Penguins and Blue Jackets were supposed to open the preseason with a game in Columbus last night. We checked…it didn’t happen. There’s still no good news to talk about regarding the NHL yet so that means we’re still cheering on Geno, Gonch and the Magnitogorsk Steelers.
But we may have another way to get our hockey fix in thanks to fan favorite turned enemy of the state turned fan favorite Max Talbot, who’s responsible for the “La Tournée des Joueurs or The Players’ Tour” the Frenchies are going to be playing up in Canada. It’ll probably be even harder to find streams – if they even exist – to watch these game than it is to catch a KHL game at 9 a.m., but if Commissioner Talbo can find a way to broadcast his A++ Adult League games. There has to be a way to watch these games. Comcast Barnstormers OnDemand? It would be amazing and make the NHLPA look even better during the lockout…unless of course Gary Bettman and the owners start selling tickets to their yacht races.
Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury are both attached to the barnstorming which makes this a ROOT sports priority and Dan Potash should be stationed in Chateauguay, Montreal until the lockout is resolved. Imagine Fleury and Letang and Talbot playing games that don’t matter with no rules – like NBA Jam on ice. Speaking of NBA, think it’s weird that only the French Canadians NHLers get to play? Did we see any whiteys or Euros playing on Team LeBron or Team Durrant during the NBA lockout? Can’t wait for Letang to lose his **** and go Michael Beasley on a fan.
The Trib’s Josh Yohe also found a way to tie in Letang’s fatherhood with the lockout. He made it sound an awful lot like Letang is going to head to Europe as soon as his kid is born while Pascal Dupuis will be in the running for Father of the Year.
“As soon as the baby is born,” Letang said, “I’m going to start looking around. I’m going to find a place to play if the lockout goes on too long.”
“Probably will consider it down the line,” Dupuis said. “It’s great stuff, but I’ve got four kids here. They’re in school. So I’m just trying to be a good dad right now.”