official or signed or announced on the Bulls website, but Ryane Clowe was
practicing with the Bulls at Yerba Buena Ice today. He may be signing with them
for the extent of the Lockout. The Bulls fell three games straight to the
Alaska Aces this past weekend and one of the reasons is the Aces have three NHL
players with them on the team temporarily during the Lockout.
I also heard on Twitter that Devin
Setoguchi signed with the Ontario Reign today.
I have mixed feelings about this. Of course like
everyone I want the Lockout to end. If we do get Clowe to play games with the Bulls,
it will be fun to watch him, and with players like Dubinski in Alaska and
Setoguchi in Ontario, we need to compete. We were swept in that series
to the Aces primarily because they have three NHL players in their lines. But with
these players taking spots on the roster also means less space for
up-and-comers who need their time in the minors. Let's hope the guys can get
some good skills and few tips from Clowe while he's there, except for maybe that one about
hitting the puck from the bench.
I'll let you all know if Clowe signs.
Speaking of the Lockout, one of the few
"pluses" was reading box scores in the San Francisco Examiner this
morning. That was fun! So, enjoy it until the NHL starts back up and we're
regulated back to a couple sentences every week or so.