The incomparable Michael Jackson said it the best, “Wanna be startin’ somethin’, gotta be startin’ somethin’. A song about rumors and back stabbing, the legendary track represents a nice joining of 70’s disco and 80’s pop. It’s also a perfect metaphor for the beginning of the AHL season, and the Barons in particular.
Rumors. Pro sports are full of them. Sometimes they prove to be true, many times they are covered up, and often they are completely false. The rumored lineup in Oklahoma City this season was to be full of high end players with years of NHL experience under the belt. Nuge, Ebs, Schultz, and eventually Hall will be names that become synonomis with the 2012-2013 American Hockey League season. And what a glorious sight it will be to behold with my own eyes.
Rumors. Would this really be the most dominate team that the AHL has seen in years? Perhaps. And it will be hard to guage success early in the season, but the rumors all lead to the lack of imperfection that OKC will have if any. And so we embark, “starin’ somethin'” that likely proves the rumors of the almighty Barons to be 100% true. Even if Billie Jean says otherwise.