The night had all the makings of things finally pointing in the right direction for the Avalanche with 20 games left to play in the regular season. Joe Sakic was back in the lineup after missing 38 games, the last of the big 3 forwards returning from injury. This was the first of three consecutive games against the Canadian division foes, and a chance not only to start the trek towards one of th... Read More »
For the first time in a while, Avalanche fans can be happy about a move made by the team's front office. There is an excitement around this team now that hasn't been here since the Avs star-crossed acquisition of both Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya before the 2003-2004 season in an attempt to make a determined run for the cup. But we all know how that ended up. Train wreck. Then there were the... Read More »
Am I Alone?
Posted May 3, 2007
I just got done reading Damien Cox's piece on ESPN.com , and it made me think. Why can't people just enjoy the playoffs and hockey in general? Everywhere you look, you can find someone complaining about the lack of goals being scored in the playoffs, but what's wrong with a hard fought 2-1 game? Of course goals are going to be at a premium in the post-season because with each passing game and r... Read More »
Before the Nashville and San Jose series started, I knew it would be one to watch. Two good teams with a lot of talent going back and forth. Maybe this could sell me on "the new" NHL. I didn't expect the toughness from either team that I have seen in this series though. But there's a difference in being tough and being a hack. Outside of Peter Forsberg and Shea Weber, I've realized I don't li... Read More »
(1) Detroit Red Wings – (8) Calgary Flames
Calgary is one of the few teams that isn’t afraid of going up against the mighty Wings in the first round of the playoffs. They match up fairly well, and that should bode for a tight, well played series. The Wings finished the regular season going 5-1-4 in their last 10 games while Calgary was 6-4, but lost 4 straight headed into... Read More »