why i love this team ahahah
Sunday’s game was the first that left wing Krys Barch and right wing Tom Kostopoulos played together since they were junior linemates with the London Knights in 1998-99.
Barch and Kostopoulos played Sunday on a line with Stephen Gionta as their center.
“It was fun to play with him again,” said Kostopoulos, who was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh last Wednesday. “It had been a long time.”
(That prompted left wing Ryan Carter, who sits a couple of locker stalls away, to begin singing, “Reunited and it feels so good” —from the song “Reunited” by Peaches and Herb.)
Kostopoulos said he and Barch have played against each other a lot in the NHL.
“We’d see each other every once in a while (during and after games) and once in the while during the summer,” Kostopoulos said. “It’s been good catching up with him and playing with him for sure.”
Kostopoulos said he and Barch fought each other once when he was with Los Angeles and Barch was with Dallas.
“It was kind of weird just because we know each other so we’ll and we’re friends,” he said. “We were both trying to get our team going, so it was kind of weird, but there were no hard feelings afterward.”
As I mentioned earlier, today was the Devils’ first full practice – due to the compacted schedule – since Feb. 27 in Winnipeg.
Patrik Elias joked that he had no problem with that.
“I’m all for games,” he said. “Practice is overrated.”
Elias then mentioned, “A.I.” – a reference to former Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson, who infamously said in 2002, “We’re sitting here, and I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re talking about practice. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about practice.”
It must have been oldies music day for the Devils because Elias also sang a little of “That’s the way (I like it)” by K.C. and the Sunshine Band when he thought the media didn’t have any questions for him today.
Somewhere Zubrus is taking note and updating his iPod for when he’s ready to resume his locker room DJ duties.