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Weekend Watch: Five games you need to see

Nov 4, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

This is the Weekend Watch. It’s a guide of what to watch this weekend.

Saturday: Montreal at New York Rangers, 7pm ET

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This will be Sean Avery’s season debut at MSG. (The small print on that banner reads “Send Torts To The Whale”, in case you were wondering.) I honestly have no idea what to expect — the demotion to Connecticut might’ve humbled Avery, but the quick recall and show of support from the Ranger faithful might’ve neutralized it. Avery could play 11 very ordinary minutes against the Habs, or he could incite a riot. Anything is possible. (Or as Kevin Garnett would say, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE!)

Saturday: Boston at Toronto, 7pm ET

The Leafs are atop the Northeast division. The Bruins are in the basement. The Leafs haven’t lost in regulation at home. The Bruins have just one win on the road. Up is down. Left is right. The new NHL and different and scary and I don’t like it.

Saturday: Anaheim at Detroit, 7pm ET

A very sneaky “both teams are pissed, this could get ugly” game. Detroit’s scoring woes and six-game losing streak are well documented, but the Ducks aren’t in much better spirits. This will be the finale of Anaheim’s seven-game road trip (one that hasn’t gone especially well) and the Ducks have already participated in two testy, fight-filled affairs with the Predators and Blue Jackets this season.

Saturday: Edmonton at Phoenix, 10pm ET

I’m officially moving Edmonton into “must-watch” territory. Can you blame me? The Oilers have won six straight and sit atop both the Northwest Division and Western Conference — and the team’s average age is like 15 years old. I’m also super curious to see how this game plays out for Nikolai Khabibulin. The last time he was in Arizona, it was to serve hard time at Maricopa County Jail. That kind of thing sticks with a man.

Sunday: Vancouver at Chicago, 7pm ET

That is all.

  1. imleftcoast - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Too bad that Hawks/Canucks game isn’t on Versus.

  2. goosler13 - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    You missed some other videos for the Vancouver-Chicago match-up:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRGpCRhzzpc&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vxtRT-N1sQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtvEI5D38OM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQEBc3musG4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AptNaNemb4&feature=related

    That is all. (Except for the Toews-Mitchell hit, but I refuse to watch that ever again.)

    P.S. You and Brough need to get a podcast again. I miss the five-minute conversations about “Perfect Strangers.”

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