7 p.m. | Nassau [gloriously unsponsored] Veterans Mem. Coliseum | MSG+
Storm chasers: Canes Country
Canes visitor "Raccoon Fink" gets a nod for providing us with an updated crest image for his franchise of choice in the game preview. I pledge to put it to use next time, but tonight the nod to history must continue -- particularly in honor of the NHL finally making Whalers jerseys available again.
I appreciated Fink's gesture in all its spirit; but in case there are any overly sensitive Canes fans drifting by, know this: Not all who respect the Whale hate your kind -- a pawn in the NHL's franchise shuffleboard game like any other fanbase. Believe it or not, some of us just love hockey.