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.

What’s wrong with this picture?

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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21 Responses to The Good, The Bad, and The Fugly

  1. Donovan says:

    My favorite lines from the whole movie

    Tuco and Blondie pretending to be Confederate soliders:

    Tuco: God is on our side because he hates the Yanks!

    Blondie: God is not on our side because he hates idiots also.

    Tuco is taking a bubble bath. The one-armed bounty-hunter finds him:

    One Armed Man: I’ve been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.

    (Tuco shoots him with the gun hidden in the foam)

    Tuco: When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk.

    Classic! Watch the movie!

    Anyways I just wrote an article about another situation in Denver. Lets hope it gets posted.

  2. Leaf_Expert says:

    Whats up with Mick Foley?

    Why hasn’t he kicked Ortons ass yet….

  3. defenestrate says:

    Got to be some kind of plot twist – like his family has forbidden him to get in the ring again (or his doctor, or something like that).

  4. Bretzky says:

    Datsyuk 🙂

  5. Bretzky says:

    Datsyuk 🙂

  6. cwthrash says:

    My team only has one big gun that fires well, the other ones either jam or malfunction completely. Thankfully, we’ve had more than a few derringers this year so we’re okay.

    One starter, five coaches decisions. When those are announced, I fully expect much heckling directed at the ballot-stuffers in big D.

    Defense? That is a foreign word in my neck of the woods. I need a refresher on what that word means so that I’ll know it the next time I see it.

  7. Leaf_Expert says:

    Big rumor on!

  8. defenestrate says:

    In your neck of the woods I believe “defense” is spelled “pylon” or “speed bump” – jk…

  9. defenestrate says:

    Is that Russian-American for “that’s funny”?

    You know, “dat’s yuk!”

    Or maybe it means something’s nasty?

    “Don tuch dat – dat’s yuk!”

    Yep – I’m bored….

  10. cwthrash says:

    By that, we should have a good defense. There are always a few pylons playing on the backline each game.

    I’m still in favor of what worked earlier, trying to outscore everyone. Doesn’t work all that much, but it beats losing 2-1 all the time and makes it fun to watch.

  11. Furlong19 says:

    Just wait until playoffs though. I can’t see this team not winning the cup. Too much firepower. And I hate the Avalanche, but I acknowledge that they have the most superstars and come playoffs the cup is theirs to lose. With or without Aebishcher. I’d love to see Detroit vs. Colorado in the conference finals one more time. I know I know. Seeing the ducks vs. wild was awesome last year, but Detroit and Colorado are so stacked this year and they need to spice up the rivalry. But the west seems to be equalling itself out now. A lot less of a spread between the 1st place team and the 8th. Good to see Nashville/Calgary doing so well.

  12. mojo19 says:

    Yeah man. Check out the NLL. The Toronto Rock own everybody. 4 Championships in last 5 years, and the year they didn’t win, they lost in the finals. Lacrosse is sick. Gold tickets only cost 40$ at the ACC, if you’re a season ticket owner it comes to only 26$ a game. It is sick.

  13. defenestrate says:

    That’s what we were supposed to do, outscore everyone 6-5 to cover for our mediocre goaltending. Oddly, it’s worked out almost the completely opposite way.

  14. Wills says:

    Funny article. I also love the NLL. It doesn’t seem that they have as many fights in the NLL compard to junior A lacrosse though.

  15. Wills says:

    Sorry I was trying to say “compared”. You make one spelling mistake on this site and everyone jumps down your throat.

  16. dkball7 says:

    I think Tanfaggit is gona win the art ross this year. Seriously I do.

  17. d_only_Flames_Fan says:

    NLL rules. Just gonna take a moment to note to everyone who was initially confussed by that that it is the National Lacrousse League.

    Roughnecks rule, look at that scoring… Dowling, Toth, Kelusky…

  18. d_only_Flames_Fan says:

    NLL rules. Just gonna take a moment to note to everyone who was initially confussed by that that it is the National Lacrousse League.

    Roughnecks rule, look at that scoring… Dowling, Toth, Kelusky…

  19. defenestrate says:

    Gavin Proust!

  20. Aetherial says:

    You know I gotta say it…

    Years of Flyer fans claiming Cechmanek then Boucher, then Cechmanke, then Boucher, then Cechmanek… were the best goalies in hockey and had all the stats in the world to show it.

    You’ll pardon me if I don’t care what Aebischer’s stats look like right now.

    I was not awarding the Leafs the cup a couple weeks ago when they were leading the NHL either!

  21. defenestrate says:

    Point taken – but I didn’t award the Avs the Cup, either.

    Just the facts, ma’am.

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