Greetings from the Nation’s Capital

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building

Work has brought me to our fine nation’s capital…or at least close.  Currently posting from College Park, Md. after a day of travel and a 90-minute bus tour of D.C.  Washington has a lot of great monuments to peruse, but the most impressive part was what I didn’t see…No Capitals gear.  It would have been unpleasant to wretch on the bus after seeing a #8 or siCanadian_Embassy_Closeupmply their logo.  No, not attending the Canes/Caps game tonight, couldn’t hardly stomach it.

To our hockey brethren North of the border, here is a picture of your embassy located here in D.C.  Drove by the building early in the tour.  (BTW, didn’t see any Maple Leaf or Hab jerseys during the drive-by.)

So the Pens play Florida tomorrow night.  Have the DVR set, won’t be able to watch live but will be following closely via iphone.

The Rats are in The Rock tonight to face Mike Mottau’s Devils.  Florida’s goalie Scott Clemmensen and Mottau were college teammates at Boston College.  Yours truly served as their PR guy for one year.  (Brian Gionta was also on that team.) Heading into tonight’s game, Florida is 1-5-4 in their last 10.  Here’s hoping their current ways continue.

Have you read this week’s Hockey News?  (You’d think I get commission on their subscriptions as much as I put them in my posts.) There was a feature on Florida’s new owners and their penchant for watching the games from the stands.  No report yet if they will be making the trek North to the Igloo.

The opposition’s view – http://therattrick.com/

Keep reading for the feature on the Pens’ surprise offensive force!

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