Niklas Hagman scored his first goal for the Leafs yesterday afternoon against St. Louis. The Leafs ended up losing 5-4 in a shootout, but Haggy got the goal to go ahead 4-3. I hope this is the first of MANY goals for him in Toronto this season. He doesn’t look so terrible in blue, but he looked better in a Stars jersey.
Mittens scored 2 goals in the Wild’s 4-2 victory over Atlanta tonight. I know a lot of people didn’t like him here in Dallas, but I was always fond of him… probably because he’s Finnish. Hopefully he will go well with the Wild last year. He’s a talented player who might have just needed a change of scenery.
As for our Tampa boys, Smitty has played REALLY well. He’s stopped 35-40 shots the two games he’s played, but he’s yet to get a victory. Tampa’s scoring threats of Stamkos, Vinnie, St. Louis, etc haven’t really pulled through. I don’t think they’ve gotten more than 20 shots in a game. Jussi was in the middle of a lot of trade rumors over the summer, but he’s played well enough this season to make Tampa want to keep him. Jeff Halpern has been skating for about an hour each day, and he should be back some time in December. Get well soon Jeffy!
The Stars play at home tomorrow night against Trashville, and hopefully they can get their first win of the season… I’ll actually get to watch the game, so maybe I can give them good luck!