- dan boyle scored a pretty sweet game winner last night for the wrong effing team... total bummer cause a) i love boyle, b) i love wallin, and c) because i love boyle and wallin, i think it would be nice if the sharks made it to the second round. and also ? i've always maintained that games should be won, not lost ---i always feel so bad for the mistake-maker... (unless it's flames v. oilers game 7 1986, or a canuck-in-the-box).... anyhow, when mikeH and i were in vancouver, i really wanted a 2010 olympic tshirt emblazoned with #22's name on the back, but they didn't make that one for some reason.... they made iginla, luongo, crosby, niedermeyer and g**d*** pronger, but no boyle. i bet those would sell like hotcakes in colorado this morning.... ;)
mikeH is quick to point out that i (and the san jose sharks) have a "thing" for defensemen with own-goals:
let's hope that this trend doesn't mean that gio's gonna score on kipps, or that gio's gonna end up in NoCal once he hits UFA status next summer (cause i think he'll walk if daz is still at the helm)....
- speaking of gio, the best thing that's happened so far this spring is that he was invited to the world championships in may....
i'm not sure if you know this but he's kinda my favorite... this pic, btw, was taken post-olympic break and juuuuust before the flames got slaughtered by minnesota on home ice by a score of 4-0 (ie: the first game i've seen the fans show their displeasure with the team by walking out halfway thru the third period.... well, the first game since i watched the dude throw his iginla jersey over the glass to end the 2009/2010 season..... sorry, remind me again why darryl sutter still has a job ??)
- ohyeah. i've been meaning to post this since i sent it over to htp pal & OT host, pat steinberg, for some airplay a few weeks back.... it sums up my thoughts on why darryl sutter must be removed from his position, and why it must happen before the draft:
last year when the team was forced to dress a short bench because of blatant cap mismanagement, he should have been fired. he brushed off criticism and blamed injuries, but took no responsibility for spending to the cap and not leaving room for injury replacement... while he should have gotten pink slipped, he was given "one more season" to get it right.... 09/10 was his mulligan year and (last i checked) you don't get a do-over on a mulligan.
bear in mind that john ferguson jr handicapped the leafs for years to come, and had he been removed from his job even one year earlier, it wouldn't be so grim in toronto right now.
it's been a slow news week, what can i say.... ?
GO KINGS !!!
[sutter(s) dismissal countdown: day 47]