The Good, The Bad, and The Fugly

Let’s get on with it….

The Good:

1.) Just 2 points behind Detroit for the top spot in points overall.

2.) Aebischer in the top 5 in almost every goalie category.

3.) Worrell knocking out a Lame Duck without even throwing an actual punch.

4.) Briefly having all six of the “big guns” (six-guns – I made a funny – look at me when I’m talking to you, son) together – and what a sight it was.

5.) Forsberg 2nd in the league in multiple point games – and he did it in 26 less games than the leader (Datsuk) (Datsun?) (No, Datsuk) (Sorry).

6.) 8-1-0-1 in the last 10 games.

The Bad:

1.) Vesa Toskala steals a game for the Sharks. Someone check his water bottle for amphetamines.

2.) Forsberg out again (it’s easier to just pencil him in as a scratch – that way, you’re pleasantly surprised when he actually plays).

3.) Sakic foundering a bit – a side effect of playing with a fractured jaw, one suspects.

4.) Nagging injuries to Blake and Tanguay.

5.) One starter on the All-Star team? Give me a %^%$# break…

6.) Defense still tends to get sloppy when they acquire an early lead.

The Ugly:

1.) Jim Cummins is still here.

2.) Cody McCormick is not – he was sent back to Hershey.

3.) Chris McAllister is still here.

4.) Jordan Krestanovich is not – see#2 above.

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A sidebar: I didn’t notice anything on here about Brian Boucher breaking the shutout record (with a mediocre team, no less). Did I miss it, or was it just ignored?

It just goes to show what I’ve always said – people named “Boucher” are just genetically superior to mere mortals.

Another sidebar: If it’s at a city anywhere near you, I urge you to check out the NLL (National Lacrosse League) – especially you folks in Colorado. You’ll love it. And, in Colorado, the announcer gets to talk smack to the other team throughout the entire game. An added attraction – I don’t know about other cities, but in Denver, tickets are roughly 1/10 the cost of hockey tickets. My season tickets for Mammoth games, right behind the bench, cost me $20.00 a game.

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