Thrashers: Hartley's boys are thugging it up. The Boulton hit on Ranger-the Boulton-Exelby-Sutton gangland hits on the Leafs all point to a frustrated team and a coach who handles adversity with no class. For a cool $4.25 mil a year, Bobby, the Missing-Holik, has amassed three points over the first ten games-that's around $1.4 mil per point thus far. Oh yeah, I forgot about all that leadership he was gonna bring.
Jackets: So much energy in that town for sooo long, and still they suck. The other night versus the Wings was a debacle. Both Denis and Zhverdev looked like they wanted to cry. Zhverdev looks lost. He'd start to drive with the puck, get rubbed off and then sulk. Same with Denis. In one instance, he sprawled face down on the ice to make a save and then just stayed there with his head buried while some Wing was burying the puck. The image of Denis face down on the ice basically symbolizes the Jacket Nation experience to date. Columbus deserves better.
Craps: The 'Canes just had their way with the Craps the other night. Ovechkin was never a factor in the contest. By the end of the second period, Kolzig looked like a deranged postal employee in search of the nearest deer rifle.
'Canes: Finding a way to win. Nice bit of agitating, opportunism, and dive-taking the other night against the Sens. I can't remember the last time the 'Canes beat the Sens. The boys were probably thinking that in the third period as well. They fell apart in their own zone and Gerber had to save their donuts and the one-goal lead. Looks like the issues in goal the Hurricanes were supposed to plague them this year aren't so bad after all. Actually, Carolina is sitting pretty with Cam and Gerber slamming the door on a nightly basis. What would the Thrash give right about now for either of our tandem? At the start of the season I called them "a faceless pack of opportunists on the forecheck." They are living up to that description thus far.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Posted by M15D at 10/26/2005