Thanks much to those who passed along birthday wishes. It was a good weekend, and I don’t feel THAT much older, thankfully. By all accounts, HockeyFest was a great success, and my former colleague, Eric Stephens, did a nice wrap-up on NHL.com. Helene Elliott of the Times also did some fantastic coverage of the event, but I don’t have one specific link, so check out their site and read her coverage from the past few days.
Also, I find it more than a little humorous that various outlets — specifically on the web and/or in Canada — have run with the story that the Kings are “out of the running” when it comes to trading for Dany Heatley. My question is, don’t you have to be IN the running before you’re out of it?
The rookie camp is starting soon, and I’m really looking forward to seeing some hockey, as I’m sure you are too! I’ll continue to post Luc Robitaille’s great Q&A answers as well this week.