Friday, October 9, 2009

Hornqvist Melts Avalanche In Home Opener

The Nashville Predators sent nearly 15,000 folks home happy tonight at this season's opener at the Sommet Center.

Captain Jason Arnott tied the team up in the first period, though the remainder of the night's action stemmed from Patric Hornqvist.  Hornqvist, who scored just as many goals in tonight's game as he did in 28 games last season, is continuing his offensive growth from the pre-season [2 goals, 5 assists].

A certain someone might begin popping up on fantasy teams soon!

And that certain someone could also very well be Dan Ellis, depending on how long this possible Goalie Pong game Trotz has going on will go for.  Something tells me he's got a sack of quarters sitting next to him, but if Ellis keeps this calibre of gameplay up, it won't be ignored for long.

What also won't be ignored are the two penalties taken by recent Milwaukee call-up, Triston Grant. Two interferences in one period, one of which lead to the Colorado PP score from the point. Not the type of impression to leave on the ice.  Time will tell, most likely soon.

How will Hornqvist's homecoming upset the top line once J.P. returns? Time will tell there as well, but assuredly with favorable results.  If #27 keeps this roll going, who cares who's on first (Yes, Who is on first)? How will this affect Colin Wilson's return? Or Tootoo's return? I don't know (Third base!).

All's I know is, bring forth more Grand Ol Opry stars to sing the national anthem. Riders in the Sky are always a treat!

Pekka or Ellis? Go ahead and vote in this weeks poll to your right.


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