Friday, January 11, 2008

flames v. isles pregame: the crossroads

i used to think that somewhere along the line, rick dipietro sold his soul to the devil: first the guy gets drafted ABOVE heatley and gaborik (note: krahn, kolanos & hale were also drafted in the first round that same year, and henrik lundqvist went 205th overall), and if that weren't enough, he gets signed to a 15-year, 67-million dollar deal, on slightly-better-than average stats.... is there any wonder, really, that the guy was playing on a team with satan when the exhorbitant contract was signed [in blood] ????? he has, admittedly, proved his worth in the past year or two --and his worth is far beyond the 4.5 million dollars he's getting per annum. he's looking like a bonafide #1 guy and has some decent stats to back it up.

calgary needs to score tonight, and due to dipietro's solid play as of late, this is gonna be a challenge ----not unlike the game v. phoenix. i forsee keenan starting the lineup a little differently (fingers crossed that means a lombardi/tanguay line, even if it has to include nolan), but i also forsee the islanders shutting down the (b)iggy line. this should be a low-scoring affair, i'll call it at 2-1 for the hometeam in what might be my first prediction of the season. tangs and iggy each with one, while MAB will score to make up for the -2 he'll be running on the rest of the game....

7 comments:

Rob said...

Dammit, we have the same prediction. We must read the same info . . . oh wait. Are you attending this evening?

walkinvisible said...

nope. not tonight.... :)

MetroGnome said...

fingers crossed that means a lombardi/tanguay line, even if it has to include nolan

Well, it's a good thing you aren't holding your breath.

MetroGnome said...

Brutal game by this team. Terrible, terrible defensive coverage and reads. It's like the entire defense corp had to re-learn the game. And Im getting pretty tired of Kipper being the second best goalie on the ice.

walkinvisible said...

dude. i hear ya somethin' fierce.... too bad, really, cause with better defensive play (and clearly better goaltending), this would've been a blowout.

leanne said...

Well... at least the Isles were no less inept, for the most part... some pretty terrible play for both teams at both ends...

walkinvisible said...

uh, yeah, but... the isles won...