Looks goal scoring is still outpacing the suck, just enough to squeeze out a win. Our oddball defensive corps seem all right enough, but most of the Oilers team looked like they were knee deep in molasses all night. It's a tribute to Ryan Smyth's nanosecond deflections, Petr Sykora's shot and Dwayne Roloson's sturdy goaltending that we still pulled out a win.
Colorado still finds ways to pull the odd Marek Svatos, Wojtek Wolski and Paul Stastny out of their ass just when you think they're finally going to crumble into a properly mediocre team. Of course this is all premature when you have still have Joe Sakic and Milan Hejduk zipping around, skating circles around Daniel Tjarnqvist. Still, I like this team of ours and Calgary ate dink tonight in Toronto. Enough for me. Off to bed.
Side Note: After what happened in the Stanley Cup Finals, is really necessary to pair up Matt Greene and Marc-Andre Bergeron? They have their strenghts, but one is too small for lots of work along the boards and the other is too immobile and incapable to help him. Then there's the psychological aspect. I'm not a big fan of re-enacting recent trauma, and I doubt they aren't either: both were minus two on the night.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Posted by mike w at 12:42 AM