Like my wife always says, "You can't trust boys with anything, eventually they are going to break it." For the Detroit Red Wings, apparently some one took their eye off the Stanley Cup. The Cup took a tumble and acquired a dent as it made the rounds at Cheli's Chilli Bar, Chris Chelios' restaurant in Detroit.
No worries though, it was a minor dent that was "smoothed out."
Meanwhile in the Steel city, the Penguins are sweating bullets as contracts need to be resigned. There have even been rumors that Evgeni Malkin may not be in Pittsburgh, or even in this hemisphere. There have been slight talk of him returning home to Russia and returning to play for the Russian Super League. I find it hard to believe that the Penguins would see that happen, but stranger things have happened.
As far as the Capitals are concerned, GM George McPhee talked to XM Radio on Friday about the season and the tough job of getting the players back under contract that did so well last year. One of the interesting things he said was that following the playoff run in 1998, in all of his exit meetings the players described about how great of a time it was, how much fun it was. While this off season, all of his players couldn't wait for the next year to begin. A very stark contrast the grows promise for the Capitals in '08 - '09.
I can't wait either.