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Hello from Homestead West


Good evening from Glendale, Arizona, where we may be closer to downtown Los Angeles than we are to downtown Phoenix.

Talk about being in the middle of nowhere. Think if the Panthers built their arena in Homestead, and you have a good idea of where Glendale is.

Of course, Homestead is growing and so is this part of Arizona. The new entertainment complex built here (it sits next to the arena and across the way from the new Cardinals' football stadium) is top notch and a great idea. If this is what Alan Cohen and the Panthers have in mind to surround the Bank, I'm all for it. This is a cool place. It just took forever to drive here.

Ollibig Spent the afternoon watching college football at the Fox Sports Zone right next to the arena with Steve X. and VanMurph. Good times, good wings. And a pretty mean gumbo as well.

Now, on to hockey.

Just spoke to Pete DeBoer who filled us in on his new-look lines. David Booth isn't playing with Stephen Weiss anymore; no, he's on the top line with Anthony Stewart and Nathan Horton.

The other lines: Brett McLean-Stephen Weiss-Michael Frolik; Rostislav Olesz-Gregory Campbell-Radek Dvorak; Ville Peltonen-Richard Zednik-Wade Belak.

Noah Welch the healthy scratch again tonight.

Ollihelmet I do believe Olli Jokinen is in the lineup for the Coyotes tonight. Not sure though.

-- PDeB said he doesn't know who is in net tomorrow in Anaheim. Will let everyone know as soon as I know.

-- NASCAR is in town, the second-to-last race of the Winston Cup coming tomorrow. Then, it's off to Homestead for the finale. Glad I'm not one of Millerlite those guys who has to make that drive. Say hello to Tallahassee for me.

-- Here's a classic of former Coyote Keith Ballard and the very popular Pierre. I love these commercials.