Saturday, March 29, 2008

flames v. greasers pregame: logjam

so the flamb├ęs host the greasers tonight, and it's a game i'll be attending (wearing the reebok edge ladies' jersey). it hurts me inside to say it, but the boys from oil country have been playing some of the most entertaining hockey i've seen in eons, and have been pulling out some big Ws to boot. put it all together and methinks there is no way in hell the flames will win this one.

i'm not so strong at maths, but i can see by looking at the standings we're in a bit of a pickle. if we win all our remaining games, we'll end up in third place in the WC and play whatever team is solid enough to end 6th (colorado ? dallas ? minny ?). if we lose all our remaining games, our playoff hopes would be in serious jeopardy. if we win too many, we'll end up having to face the ducks first round. if we lose too many, we'll end up having to face the sharks or wings.

i need a mathematician to figure out the combinations....

we'll see what happens. fingers crossed that we get that win/loss we need.

in other news, i was on the flames insider site last night and there was a link to rate the flames' players on a 5-star scale. it was interesting to see that eriksson was given a 2 average (lowest in a pack of 2s), juice a 2.5 & phaneuf topped the scales at 4. pretty much on-par with what all of us seem to think.... somehow rhettro ended up as a 2.5....

that's all !
:)

3 comments:

awildermode said...

damn it! I was looking forward to a Sidney Crosby/Adam Sandberg separated at birth post.

That way, Sid and Boyd can do a "Dick in a box" duet.

awildermode said...

oh, at least Lombardi got on the board..."this + jersey + helmet = puck in the net."

walkinvisible said...

wrong on the S.A.B. one of em's faaar better.... but i don't know whether to hold out for a huge 'division clinching' type victory, or to get it out of the way after the next W....