After the long awaited CBA talking session, NHL season starts at Saturday, January 19, 2013. My Tampa Bay Lightning won the season (and home) opener 6-3 against the Washington Capitals. I’m very happy and excited about it.
Looking at the new additions, I am thrilled to see how this season develops. We made several new acquisitions during the summer and the lockout. New goalkeeper (Lindbäck), defence (Carle, Salo), rookies (Conacher) among others. With the core team of Lecavalier, St. Louis, Stamkos, Purcell, and Hedman still intact, I hope this year will see our Lightning come back to the playoffs.
Another sport I watch is NHL. While I was silent about this sport ever since I start writing this blog, but I watch this game a lot since 1998-ish. Reasons why I did not post too much was because I started writing during the 2012 playoffs, which my Lightning didn’t make it. After that it’s the summer break and the lockout.
I am getting a little tired here about the negotiations between NHL and NHLPA. Why can’t they just stop each other’s stubbornness and agree on something to start the hockey league. I believe millions of fans, including me, are eager to see our teams start hitting the ice. Especially after the break, because there are a lot of players coming in and out.
Anyways, I just hope that this will not be the 2004-05 all over again. Go Bolts!