Sunday, March 9, 2008

flames v. blues pregame: guess who's a tease ??

before i get into the flames/blues matchup, let's talk a little bit about my boy forsberg. the blue-eyed swede spent the better part of the past year nursing some major foot issues, nearly forcing retirement. just prior to the trade deadline, he surprised most of the world by signing with colorado, joining the team later that week. following another week of hard workouts & practises, foppa declared the foot ready to go....

ohhhhh, the irony that he's now gone down with the ol' groin injury that sidelined him so often in past seasons, and after the 'lanche won six straight with #21 in the lineup.... just in the nick of time, too. had the avs notched a W today versus dallas, the flames would have sunk to seventh in the western conference....

poor foppa... he didn't even go out on his eponymous hattrick...
such a tease. ;)

anyhow. the flames will certainly lose tonight's game against the blues. why ? because that's what they do. it is as though standing on the brink of failure is where the flames feel most comfortable, and they will presumeably stand there (teetering) until the last possible moment, when they'll reel it in and slide into a playoff spot like the hero slides into homeplate at the end of a tear-jerking baseball movie. i'm ready for it. the next three weeks are gonna be painful....

the blues, though not mathematically eliminated as yet, know they're done for the year (although, admittedly, someone should probably tell brad boyes). these guys are not going down without a fight...

9 comments:

MetroGnome said...

Forsberg isn't made of glass - he's made of tissue paper.

duncan said...

Don't we all feel silly for lamenting the "loss" of Andy Murray to the Blues. I don't, however, feel silly for lamenting that Brent Sutter is coaching in New Jersey instead of for his big brother.

walkinvisible said...

Forsberg isn't made of glass - he's made of tissue paper.

so he can sop up my tears ??? ;)

Rob said...

I call:
11-1 STL.
For Shame.

Poor Foppa. Poor guy didn't really have a chance.

MetroGnome said...

Murray has done some good things with the Blues...but it certainly looks like he's neutered them as well. Looks like he's mishandled Lee Stempniak about as badly as possible too.

walkinvisible said...

my official dream first line:

nash/lombardi/stempniak

done. aaand done.

MetroGnome said...

I figured it would be Forsberg/Lombardi/Forsberg.

walkinvisible said...

i want my dream line to be fit enough to actually play.

Steal Thunder said...

I called a Forsberg groin or ankle injury in my one column for the month of February...

Just figured his body wouldn't be ready...