Know The Enemy: Detroit AmWings (1-0-0, 2 pts); defeated the Ottawa AHL Senators 5-3 last night in their season opener.
Key On This Guy: "Dangling Through The Stars" champion Pavel Datsyuk, who is one of the premiere two-way players in the game today despite having the head-to-body ratio of a ventriloquist's dummy.
Laugh At This Guy: Grinning Idiot Justin Abdelkader, who is likely to spend another year agitating players before realizing his team doesn't have a heavyweight to back up his mouth. Has a taste for glove leather.
Don't Sleep On This Guy: Rookie Cory Emmerton, who scored his second career goal in his third NHL game last night, which means he hasn't been wearing the winged wheel long enough for me to find things to really hate about him. Except his stupid rookie face.
Fact About The AmWings That May Or May Not Be Made Up: Amway is not the first official sponsor the Wings have had. In the past, they have been sponsored by Tylenol, lead-based paint, serial killer John Wayne Gacy, and asbestos.
Celebrity Prediction: Each Avs game this season, a MAJOR CELEBRITY will offer words of wisdom regarding the upcoming tilt. To honor tonight's "man of the hour" Peter Forsberg, here instead is an outstanding Youtube tribute to Peter the Great.
How else would an Avs game against Detroit end on Peter Forsberg night? How about a dramatic overtime game-winner from our next Swedish star, Gabriel Landeskog? Sounds good to me.
GO AVS GO