Saturday, January 19, 2008

Alfie's out, Emery's in

It is official: Daniel Alfredsson will not play tonight against the Lightning. I don't know why he would... I mean, it's the Lightning. No need to rush anything and risk making injuries worse.

In other news, Ray Emery is starting tonight. Two days after Martin Gerber played well and stopped 36 of 37 in Ottawa's 5-1 victory over the Hurricanes. The only explanation I can think of is that John Paddock wants Rayzor to start against a weaker team so The Gerber starts against the stronger Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. That's a strange new tactic, however, as Paddock was never afraid to start the same goalie on back-to-back nights earlier in the season...
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