Finally some relief in these hockey-free times: my 2007-08 Hockey Yearbook arrived in the mail yesterday. While I don't particulary agree with some of the projections (Detroit first in the west -- are you high?) it is always a good read and helps pass the time in August and early September. Michael Russo wrote the preview for the hometown team, and it's worth checking out.
On an unrelated note, I stopped by the liquor store yesterday to pick up some beer to enjoy while reading the latest Yearbook. I went in with every intention of picking up some Samuel Adams Summer Ale, which I like, but I instead purchased some Sleeman's Dark Ale. Good stuff indeed. Sleeman's has been long considered a substandard beer in the Great White North, but I've come to like it a great deal. It doesn't leave too much of a bitter aftertaste and has real nice flavor.