It’s Labor Day, the traditional end of summer — although most schools have already gone back, city pools have been closed for awhile, and I believe the 2008 New Hampshire Primary is next week. But with the Traverse City Rookie Tournament next weekend and CBJ training camp kicking off the 13th, it’s almost time for hockey season. So thus ends the little summer semi-hiatus for this blog.
And what better way to start things off than with a season preview? And that’s what you’ll get, only it’s going to be more than just a Jackets preview. Thanks to the organizing legwork of Dave at Gorilla Crouch, the Central Division bloggers are teaming up to provide a September (and part of an October) of previews.
Each Monday for the next five, one Central team will be featured and its bloggers will offer their partisan take on where their team stands headed into the new season. Sounds like fun, eh?
The schedule is as follows:
- Chicago, September 10: Previewing the Hawks’ 2007-08 campaign will be Chris at The Third Man In, who’s been covering the team from the Windy City on his blog since March 2007.
- Columbus, September 17: Three different bloggers will be offering their unique takes on what 2007-08 holds for the CBJ. I’ll be writing a preview here of course, and two more will be offered by Drew at End of the Bench and Bethany at Bethany’s Hockey Rants.
- Detroit, September 24: Six blogs are lined up to preview what to expect in Hockeytown in 2007-08. In no particular order, er, except alphabetical order — Bill at Abel to Yzerman, Christy at Behind the Jersey, John and Steve at Gloveside, Dave at Gorilla Crouch, who organized this whole thing, George at Kukla’s Korner, and Matt from the On the Wings Blog, who’s been blogging about the Red Wings since 2003.
- Nashville, October 1: Providing his take on the 2007-08 Nashville Predators will be Dirk at On the Forecheck, who’s been at it since 2005.
- St. Louis, October 8: Last but not least, the Blues 2007-08 season will be previewed by Bethany, pinch-hitting for the Blues bloggers.
So, check out all these blogs each Monday and see what to expect in the Central Division in the 2007-08 NHL season.