KANATA, Ontario -- Greetings from the tropical city some tell me is the Capital of Canada. I always thought the Capital City was Red Deer, but I guess that's what I get for taking all of my Canadian history from Randy Moller.
It's a beautiful day here, supposed to get above zero at some point. It's only minus-3 right now, so hopefully a warming trend pops up and we get to thaw out a bit. And for you metric system folks out there, when I talk temperatures, I'm talking in Fahrenheit, not Celsius. I don't know what the temp is in Celsius, but it's a lot worse than minus-3 I can tell you that with much confidence.
Anyway, I am bundled up, have my Ed Reed-issued Nike football gloves on and a 'toque' a friend bought for me in Miami a few years ago. Of course, we call them 'ski caps' back hope, but I ain't going skiing. Thinking about a movie. And another cup of coffee.
-- The Panthers have recalled Tanner Glass and Michal Repik for tonight's game after sending Kenndal McArdel and Janis Sprukts back to Rochester after Saturday's game against Boston. Glass has been here before and knows the deal; tonight will mark Repik's NHL debut.
And thanks to PR guru Justin Copertino for this nugget: Repik will be the fourth Panther to make his NHL debut with the Cats this season. Repik joins Michael Frolik, Jason Garrison and McArdel.
Congrats to all of them.
-- More from Ottawa after the morning skate. At Scotiabank now, just getting warmed up.
Not literally, of course.
-- Nothing much out of practice, except that just about everyone was out there today. Nathan Horton worked out, as did Richard Zednik, David Booth, Cory Stillman and even Cory Murphy.
Rostislav Olesz is not on the trip.
Zednik looks really good out there shooting the puck, although Pete DeBoer says he "fell" during a practice last week which set him back a bit. Nate didn't look like he was skating all that gingerly despite the deep cut, but we'll see how he goes tomorrow. Booth was shooting the puck a little bit, but I never saw him pull back and let one rip. Lot of soft, backhanded stuff out of him.
Going to grab some lunch, then a movie. Will be back at Scotia early, will have some Tanner Glass/Michal Repik stuff after that.
Enjoy your day folks.