Speaking of hockey, Mr. Hockey himself was just up in the press box with Stu Siegel checking out the South Florida scene. Yup, Gordie Howe at a Panthers game.
Looks like he wants to skate a few shifts too.
Stu was trying to get him to trade in his Red Wings cap for one with a Florida cat on it, but good luck with that.
-- Rick DiPietro in net for the Islanders today. Oh, Tomas Vokoun too.
-- The team just did a welcome back introduction for Booth on the big screen. Nice touch.
-- Your very own Craig Minervini is filling in for an ill Howie Rose on the Islanders television broadcast today. Good for him. Craig grew up rooting for the Isles in New York so this has to be a thrill for him.
But I just met Gordie Howe. So there Minervini.