Wednesday, January 23, 2008

coupla things

well, there goes my plan to get kaberle....

boy, they weren't kidding when they were joking about taking cliff fletcher off the golf course to put him back in the front office in toronto. the guy was sportin' a SERIOUS sunburn at the press conference today... don't get me wrong, i love ol' cliffy ---he built the flames into a winner in my lifetime, but i've got to think that 19months will be nowhere near enough to put the buds back on track. will leafsnation stand for a non-playoff [read: boring] team for the next three or four years ??? i doubt it... but hey, they're a couple years into loserdom already, so what's another half-decade ??? at least they've got mccabe signed up through 10/11, so there will be puh-lenty to giggle about for years to come....

my big question is: other than mats, did JFJ sign ANYONE to a 1-year deal ??!?!. the answer, of course, is yes. believe it. wade belak and dominic moore. this team looks pretty much as ugly through 08/09 and well into 09/10... yikes.
my other question is: if the board of governers has to okay all the GM's moves, is JFJ really to blame ???? the answer here, is... well.... kinda. good riddance, i say. the buds look poised to win the mug in about 14/15....



of lesser importance but far, far more interest (to me, anyways) is that it looks like our pal chuck kobasew is gonna start modelling his career after that iginla guy. chucky had a huge scrap tonight, which left him just a goal and an assist short of a gordie howe hattrick. the kid is having a monster season, and shouldn't need to worry about getting dealt this year. 'course, the fact that he's a 1.2 million dollar summer UFA on a debateably-contending team could make him tradebait.... damn, it would've been nice to see him get to where he is now whilst wearing a red sweater....

*sigh*

bummer about crosby going out with the injury that wayne primeau made so fashionable. mostly a bummer cause now i'm doomed in my pool.

and finally: good game tonight. nuff said.

2 comments:

MetroGnome said...

I feel your pain. I have Crosby in the Flames blogger pool.

duncan said...

coupla points:

1. Kobasew's a Cy Young candidate, and let him have two consecutive OK years before we start with the mega props. Remember, we don't have to watch him be the MOST INCONSISTENT PLAYER OF ALL TIME anymore. (But I still want Ference back.)

2. I'm back!