The rosters for the 2010-11 opener will be finalized at 3 p.m. today. That means quite a few borderline players will be holding their breath until the final roster announcements are made.
Here are some morning links to whet your appetite to what should be a busy day in the hockey world.
LH also offers its roster speculation here.
The Post writes that the Isles will look to P.A. Parentau to provide some scoring punch.
And now for something completely different, a discussion of King James. And we’re not talking about LeBron. Check out the video.
Larry Brooks frowns on the Kennedy move in the Post.
Rick Carpeniello offers a Q&A with play-by-play man Sam Rosen.
BSB also consults the most mystical of oracles, the Magic 8-ball, to gain insight into the 2010-11 Rangers season.
Though he begins by discussing the White/Kennedy waivers, Jesse Spector notes that Erik Christensen has won the job as the team’s top-line center. It would seem Derek Stepan’s Calder Trophy aspirations take a hit. I’ll reserve my judgment since the Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery line has looked strong and the Rangers desperately need some secondary scoring.
According to the Star-Ledger, the Devils will in fact move ahead with a 20-man roster, ending (for now) the trade speculation that surrounded this team since it signed Ilya Kovalchuk. I’m skeptical this plan will work for anything beyond a week or two though.
The Post has more on the Devils’ cap situation.
Matt Taromina and Alex Urbom will be staying with the team, according to Tom Gulitti.
More from Gulitti, the Devils experimented with five forwards on the PP.