First, the fact that, in the end, the loss to Montreal didn't really matter as far as elimination goes makes me feel better. Okay, it doesn't really. But let's pretend!
Second, regardless of what happens tonight I am so, so, so happy about seeing Teppo Numminen on the ice again. I don't care if he's old, slow, decrepit or whatever else people want to say, I love him. I've said this before and I'll say it again: I think the affect his loss had on the team - on the ice and off - has been desperately underrated by just about everyone.
And thirdly, I think next season the letters should stay exactly where they are right now. Jason Pominville with the C, Jochen Hecht and Derek Roy with an A. (Agree? Disagree?)
I'm hoping to have the first part of my Western Conference playoff primer up later today. If you want hard hitting, stat-based analysis, well, you might want to try somewhere else. Otherwise you won't want to miss it!