Los Angeles 0
You know you're drunk when you come home with a 7-11 coffee and Smartfood popcorn. The Oilers, it seems, feel more comfortable winning when I don't set aside time to watch their games. So be it. Reviewing the tape, Los Angeles looked like total ass, with only Sean Avery really making much of a fuss.
They never should have fired Andy Murray: when you lose so many man games to injury, mostly from Frolov and super +/- machine Pavol Demitra, you're not going to make the playoffs. Remember when they were rocking the West in October? Oh well.
So many positives from this game, which takes a bit of the sting off from the Minnesota loss: 1) Hemsky and Bergeron are both back much sooner than I ever expected, and both played well 2) the defence played with some panache, a difference maker it seems; and 3) we won decisively and by 4 goals, something an under-confident team always needs.
It's 3:30 am and I have to work in 8 hours, so please don't hate me for leaving it at that. I'm addicted to your hits, unique visitors, and wish I had more time to "crunch numbers" a la Mudcrutch. Either way, Oilers fans are happy tonight, and can there be any better setup for Saturday's nation-wide Battle of Alberta? I hear both Sacamano and Matt at BoA will be wearing tuxedos for the occasion. (I also hear that Calgary sucks and can't score goals). See you Saturday.
MEGA BONUS: San Jose loses to Phoenix? A tip of the foam finger to the Great Gretz!
Friday, March 31, 2006
Posted by mike w at 1:23 AM