That's right, I'm gonna miss every game for the rest of the year since that's the only time they win games. Sadly, my VCR is on its last legs and early-ish games out here in the Eastern zone are kind of hard for me to see. What I'd miss? Basically a second period I've been waiting to see all year. First off, Marc Antoine Pouliot's first NHL goal, and an all-round good game to boot. One of my favourite Oilers, Radek "stiff mittens" Dvorak finally saw his hard work pay off in burying the couple of the many chances he usually misses. That and Oilers like Peca and Moreau snapped goal droughts and got some goals (the smile on Peca's face after he scored is probably the first authentic one all season). I did come back in time to see Roloson looking confident in net, skating out in his crease and snaring pucks with a little glovehand zip. And a 97% SVP? Yes, that's it, old chap! So happily, the identity crisis can continue. The Oilers, after a emasculating Calgary loss, hold a players-only meeting and come out and give a great heaving kick to Phoenix's collective can. We're still in this, of course, I think...maybe?
Equally compelling for those like me with NHL Centre Ice is cheering in vain for Colorado and San Jose to lose in regulation. Marty Turco single-handedly gave Dallas a chance to win it in a shootout, but that giant retard Joe Thornton scored in OT. Then I see the Bhulin Wall let in the worst goal of the year with 12 seconds left, giving Colorado the two points (the unintended consequence of OTL points is cheering for loser teams to not play like they've played all year). San Jose and Colorado's two games in hand are starting to become the real killer. If you'd like to simplify your hate, Vancouver is the one to cheer against tonight and for the rest of the season.
And, yes: Comrie...BOOoooO!!!!!
Monday, April 3, 2006
Posted by mike w at 9:16 PM