Happy first (pre-season) game of hockey Minnesota.
With last seasons, condensed, contracted season of hockey that went later in the year, it really feels like last season just ended. Between that and changes at my day job, I feel like summer never happened. Before I could even blink, the high school football season here began which of course then heralded the start of the school year. While I'm glad that hockey is back, and on time this year, I'm not sure I'm ready to begin focusing on another hockey season. However like most things in life, I'll adjust and adapt.
We also have to once again adapt to a pre-season roster. As in most seasons, we have to watch these first exhibition games where the front office trots out prospects and try-out contract players. Usually, pre-season is a time of low-expectations. However, looking at tonight's roster that was posted online yesterday, the front office is going with an interesting mix of veteran players and prospects.