Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Roster update, and a Globe writer is all giddy over her teams' success

Turns out Springsteen is playing the Igloo tonight and I just happen to be on this road trip. Unbelievable coincidence!

Here's the roster update:

Bill Guerin was cleared to play this morning by the NYI medical staff and made the trip. With a good morning skate, he should be in the lineup Thursday against the Penguins.

Ben Walter has been returned to Bridgeport, meaning you could see a line of Richard Park centering Simon and Jackman tomorrow. (Or not).

Shawn Bates has been sent to the Sound Tigers on a conditioning stint. The plan, as I understand it, is for Shawn to play a few games before his return to the NHL. He has worked so hard to get back, so here's wishing him well.

Bryan Berard is likely to return to action tomorrow night. Could Ted play seven D again? Hmmm...

While waiting for "PTI" to come on a little while ago, I caught the end of "Around the Horn," which continues to stun with its awfulness. The Boston Globe's Jackie MacMullan "won," so she got to rant for the final 30 seconds of the show. Ms. MacMullan used her time to gloat about how great the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots are, even thumbing her nose at Roger Goodell.

This is one of the many things that crack me up about sports reporters. They go to lengths to separate themselves from the teams they cover. When the teams aren't contenders, it's usually an endless run of one-liners. But when the teams are champions, many of them act like they're in the club directory.

Hey Jackie: you are not a part of the Patriots' and Sox championships or the Celtics' revival. Deal with it.

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