News out of the way first: Veteran defenseman Dave Karpa has joined Bridgeport on a pro tryout, and Mike Jarmuth is headed back to Trenton — “Needs to play.” Karpa practiced Thursday and could debut as early as Friday night. Rob Collins, still out with the back, is day-to-day.
Got a kick out of it last night when I heard Dionne Warwick’s “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” for the first time in can’t-tell-ya-how-long. Not four hours earlier, I’d heard about the big deal: Marco Sturm to Boston.
Could work out for both teams. The Sharks have been on the verge for a while, and having a potential big-time player like that could be a key piece of the puzzle. And the Bruins… something felt weird about the construction of that team, and I’m too far away to say what it is with any conviction or intelligence. Save money, get some parts: Maybe it’s a good idea. Stuart is a guy who has always intrigued me on paper, though I’ve seen so little of him. I’m not gonna join the “O’Connell got fleeced” cacophony just yet.