Lineup Versus Detroit

Erik Erlendsson has the lineup for tonight's game against Detroit.

At first blush, it looks like Karri Ramo is going to get the start tonight in net. Count me as in favor of Ramo having about a 34 save shutout tonight and really putting the Lightning brass under the gun. A little controversy is healthy.

More importantly though, Torts is going with seven defensemen and it looks to me like these might be the seven he is currently thinking of keeping in Tampa while Dan Boyle recovers from wrist surgery. Doug Janik and Bryce Lampman will be the #5 and #6 defensemen tonight while Mike Lundin will be the #7. Is this a signal that Matt Smaby is on the outside looking in?

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MAINE-iacal

Probably doesn't hurt Lundin that Torts is a Black Bear.

Yeah, that's right, I said it.

Superman wears Mike Lundin pajamas

Come on Pete, jump on board. The Lundinwagon is filling up.

Torts is passing out light blue margaritas and Feaster is blocking out the space for No.39 in the rafters.

Cristodero asked Torts about the Maine ties and the response was something to the effect of "they haven't compared Black Bear notes." It was in DC's blog and he quickly moved to another topic.

You're right, it probably doesn't hurt. The first time he takes a dumb penalty, it probably won't help too much either.

Lundin would have to touch

Lundin would have to touch someone to get a penalty.

8 PIMs in his final THREE seasons of college hockey.

Andre Roy puts one leg over the bench and gets more PIMs than that.

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