Thursday, April 10, 2008

i hear there's something on TONIGHT too ??

last night's game was well fought by both teams. well, everyone except sarich.

here's the problem: he's given the hardest matchups cause he's on the shut-down pair with regehr, but he's not as big or as fast as reggie, so he lets guys get a step on him and he's forced to hook/hold/trip. was he this bad in tampa ???? there is, unfortunately, only one solution for this: he needs to get better and fast. even though vandermeer might look solid next to #28, i think it's too late to start playin' around with this pairing....

the second sharks goal doesn't count, if you ask me. it was a situation where the flames players couldn't get a change and had been out there for near a minute, methinks. not to mention that keenan's dream 6-on-5 matchup probably wouldn't have included hale, primeau, or nystrom. other than sarich and that goal, i thought the flames held up remarkably well.

aside from my sarich heckling, my post for the NYtimes slapshot blog was also bang-on in predicting the sharktank having a hate-on for our #3. that was a lot of booing. the sharks also clearly had a game plan to shake dion up, which they did fairly well. the problem is: dion is young and tough. sure he'll be tired today, but so will all the guys who were trying to knock him over....

one final comment: conroy needs to learn how to feather a shot into the opposing end. seriously. somebody teach'im.... i have no idea how many icings that guy produced but the tv timeout was definitely on our side in the third last night. wow.

5 comments:

Steal Thunder said...

Maybe that's why Conroy tried to stick handle out of the zone with 30 seconds left? He was afraid of icing it...

duncan said...

They'll boo Phaneuf more tonight, and that's good. After last night, I believe that a motivated Dion and Kiprusoff can win this series on their own.

walkinvisible said...

ST: i honestly believe that to be the case. he iced three previous attempts and if i'm not mistaken, one of them was the shift before the fumble....

awildermode said...

Speaking of Dion....Happy Birthday!

awildermode said...

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