There's a whole slew of news to get through today. It's only the fifth day of September, and I feel as though there's been more news this month than in the entire month of August. Thank goodness. It's beginning to look an awful lot like hockey season!
First item of business is the BMR fantasy league. There are 12 teams in the league right now, and some people were having trouble getting in it last I heard. I would assume that the league is now full. I don't know how it works exactly. I could be wrong. If you're still interested in participating, just say so in the comments and we'll see if we can get a second league going if there is enough interest. Thanks to everyone who has joined so far!
JP has got the low-down on the new Flames and Habs jerseys. They're looking pretty sweet, imo. The Habs went with the old school look, and it was definitely the right move. It's an easy way to win over the fans, and sticks with tradition. You really can't go wrong with either of those options, and the Habs decided to choose them both. For one, Jes Golbez is a big fan of them. As for the Flames, the changes certainly don't follow tradition. The back of the jersey looks pretty odd, but they really are going to hit a good note with their fans thanks to the shoulder patches that they added. The left shoulder has a Canadian flag, and the right features the flag of Alberta.
The Reebok Unis are also coming to the AHL. Thanks to JP for that one as well.
Fernando Pisani is out of the Oilers' lineup indefinitely with ulcerative colitis, which just sounds horrible, and the Oiler guys over at Battle of Alberta have already lost it. It's starting to look more and more like this season is going to require Oiler fans to have short memories. There's always 2008-09, folks... and bashing Kevin Lowe. That is always fun.
Finally, if you were ever wondering what happened to all those guys from Pittsburgh's 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup winning teams, here's your answer.