Saturday, April 24, 2010

No Shame in that Game

Thoroughly outplayed, injured, no help from the refs, 8 seed vs 1 seed, what do you expect? Would've been a nice story to advance, but this team has a future. Go Avs....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Would You Stop Getting Bitch-Slapped by the Sharks?

Brutal game last night. After a fairly close 1st period, this looked like the 1-8 seed matchup one would expect. Lack of offensive weapons is really hurting. One regulation goal the last three games ain't gonna get it done. The lack of offensive pressure also reeking havoc on our defense, as we are in our own zone 90% of the game. Andy can't save 50 shots every night. Oh, not that its' why we're down in the series, but the lopsided penalty calls aren't helping. The Avs have by far the least amount of power plays in the playoffs. Just saying....

I'm predicting a big game for Yip in Game 6.....

Tim Tebow? Never heard of him...

I know I'm not that "up" on college football, but you'd think that the Broncos would have chosen someone in the first round I've at least heard of. Maybe I might have heard mention of him while I was whizzing past College Gameday some Saturday this past fall wishing NHL was a televised sport?

OK. All kidding aside, I HONESTLY have never heard of the WR from GaTech that the Broncos took a few spots before Tebow. But that's not too surprising.

Josh McDaniels just basically hitched his entire NFL coaching career, one would have to assume on some level, to Tim Tebow. He wheeled and dealed and traded down and then up to get him at a spot that though totally intriguing, most Kiper McShay's would call a reach. Very curious...and a tad bit exciting. Because I have heard of him.
We'll see. Got to give it to the Broncos, they often have a way of making the draft interesting. Anyone got a spare Maurice Clarett #20 jersey?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

God Bless Stewbag

Stunning, stunning finish. Playoff hockey is kind of fun to watch. A tip of the hat to Rob Blake for deflecting that Stewbag shot in for the game winner (for the Avs).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

You Will Score The Goal That Puts The Avs Into The Playoffs

And just like that, the Avs are in.....the Sharks or Hawks? Doesn't matter much to me. Besides the late season slide, this team was fun to watch throughout the vast majority of the season, exceeded expectations, and has given Avs fans a lot to be excited about going into the future. Bravo it's time to pull a '94 Nuggets and upset a number 1 seed....

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What is "2 points"? I'm confused by this concept.

Rare clutch win. I'm still thinking it's time for a line change.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Let's not get ahead of ourselves...

Pretty much everyone in Avs-land was making playoff plans a couple weeks ago. Popping the champagne and shit. Basically, in awe of what this team did with little, or no expectations.
Wow. You can pretty much put those plans on a permanent hold.
This slide has been precipitous. Sorry can't play the Blues every night.
Tonight was a bit different than the lamp-burning affairs that have characterized this fall in the Western standings. Anderson played a decent game but the Avs couldn't put goals on the board. That said, Anderson and the defense have played like shit for about 7-8 straight games. Stretch run or no...this season was/is heading toward the trash bin, I would've liked to have seen Budaj spell Anderson at some point during this bed-shitting. I'm no Budaj fan but Andy was as far from "standing on his head" as a goalie could be, trying to hold a playoff spot as the season closes. The season is closing much faster than most thought...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Not liking the similarities.

That game last night was rather hard to watch/listen to. I had to stop once it hit 5-1 mark.

That 2-point lead over the Flames is starting to worry me a bit; winning games wouldn't be bad thing to start doing. The fall in the standings is especially tough to take when you consider the Red Wings are now in the 6 spot. Time to clean some sheets.