Guest Author - Kevin Thorburn
To continue with the Thanksgiving wishes of the remaining NHL teams, let’s not miss a beat:
The Florida Panthers are thankful nobody really expects much from them anyway.
With a group of youngsters led by Anze Kopitar, the Los Angeles Kings are very glad it looks like the team has a future – emphasis on “future.”
As Marian Gaborik leads a team that has come to play every year, the Minnesota Wild are grateful this looks like another successful season.
The Montreal Canadiens have to give thanks that they have a very young superstar goalie in the likes of Carey Price.
The Nashville Predators are glad it looks like David Legwand may be regaining some of the form that made him one of the league’s top players.
Any year you have future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur between the pipes, you are thankful. The New Jersey Devils are just that.
The New York Islanders are very glad that you can be not guilty by reason of insanity.
The New York Rangers are giving thanks that they got to play two games in a European rink.
The Ottawa Senators are grateful they are winning the battle of Ontario.
With Simon Gagne looking good at the start of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers are glad they have a good chance on getting a few pucks into the opposition’s net.
The Phoenix Coyotes are happy that having Wayne Gretzky behind the bench can distract fans from what is happening on the ice.
Well, the Pittsburgh Penguins are giving thanks to the Crosby’s for their son, Sidney.
The San Jose Sharks are still giving thanks to the Boston Bruins for their generous donation of Joe Thornton.
The St. Louis Blues are thankful that there really is a blues song with the same moniker.
With John Tortorella gone from behind the bench, the Tampa Bay Lightning are extremely grateful.
The Toronto Maple Leafs give thanks that their many fans don’t really expect them to win.
The Vancouver Canucks are very happy that twin sticks really are better than one.
The Washington Capitals are grateful that Russia is willing to allow their players to play in the American capital.
Now, what hockey related items or thoughts are you going to give thanks for this season?