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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Avalanche Schooled by Blues, Lose 5-2

A 5-2 loss. To the Blues. Good grief.

I was so pumped about this game that I missed the first 30 minutes because I was shopping. That's right, shopping enthralled me more than the prospect of a game against the St. Louis Blues.

I'm so emotionally exhausted that I don't even have the energy to get upset about the game.

I'm in the "meh" zone.

Here are a few thoughts on the game to end your night/start your day with. And then I'm going to sleep and wait for the predicted near-zero temperatures tomorrow. T-shirt weather!

Darcy Tucker is still getting powerplay time based on what results? Wojtek Wolski, Milan Hejduk, Ryan Smyth, Marek Svatos, Chris Stewart and Cody Mcleod are all scoring at a better rate than Tucker. They were all in the lineup. So was the slumping T.J. Hensick who might benefit from a little boost to his playing time.

It's time to wave goodbye to the Tucker love train, Mr. Granato. We all got off a looong time ago.

Chris Stewart is a beast. He pummelled Tyson Strachan tonight and looked cool as a cucumber doing it.

"Who's Tyson Strachan?" you all ask? It doesn't matter. All you need to know is that he is from Melfort, Saskatchewan. In other words, dude knows how to fight.

Peter Budaj needs to become a bit more of a prude and keep those legs tight together.

He didn't have a great game tonight and the back-breaker fourth goal was a classic five-holer that Budaj is prone to giving up.

But hey, T.J. Oshie had a three point night while Patrick Berglund notched a goal. All was well in fantasy land for me this game.

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Adam Hersh said...

"Peter Budaj needs to become a bit more of a prude and keep those legs tight together."

^ One of the all-time best quotes in Avs-blogger land. Thanks for that laugh after a terrible game.

ELPOU said...

just saw the highlights so I can't comment on all the shots but Budaj was weak. It's time to end this charade and put Raycroft in for a good period and not until he lose, i say 5 or 6 starts.

Shane Giroux said...

Budaj was no Roy last night, that's for sure.

In addition to the five-hole goal, he had two poked past him while trying to cover up the rebound.

You could lay the blame at the defenders for letting the opposition crash the net, but it's not like that doesn't happy to every other goaltender in the league.

It was not a confidence-inspiring performance.

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