"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Yeah, I've been irked at the Yzerman on the team/Primeau off the team thing, too. I do think that there are going to be injury substitutions, though, and wouldn't be at all surprised if Yzerman isn't totally ready to go in Sept.