Nobody Wants the Wild Card?
Dallas lost to Florida tonight. FLORIDA! They have players on the Panthers that were rejected by the Swedish Elite League, the OHL and roller hockey. They lost to Carolina, too and the Hurricane players weren’t even there mentally. They were dreaming about birdies and holes in one (and I ain’t talking’ about golf either!)
This certainly doesn’t give anyone confidence that they would upset the Blues in the 1st round.
Phoenix doesn’t seem to want to play them either as they’ve lost FOUR STRAIGHT and 6 out of their last 8. It’s like the players are the nerdy high school kid that HAS to show up to the playground after school to take a beating from the school bully and spends the entire day trying to figure out a way NOT to make that walk after the bell rings.
Nashville has won 3 straight including wins at Anaheim and San Jose and their next opponent is Dallas… followed by Phoenix! These next two games could be more interesting than the Pacquiao/Bradley rematch.
Minnesota closes the season with tilts against the Jets, but then Boston, St Louis and finally Nashville. Whew! I thought they would actually PASS the Kings and we’d be forced to listen to how we finished 7th all next season.
And what’s with Anaheim? Losing to Edmonton? Hell, Scooty and I could beat Edmonton. Maybe they DO want to play the Kings after all instead of Minnesota.
I’m always worried about the Kings – tonight is no different.
Chicago was without Kane and Toews – they beat the Blues with their eyes closed today.
Pittsburgh was without Crosby and Malkin and Kunitz and Lemieux and Jagr… and they beat Colorado in Colorado
Could you say the same if the Kings didn’t have Kopitar and Carter? They couldn’t beat a hapless Vancouver team without Doughty and Regehr.
Remember in “Slap Shot” the coach took forever to put the Hanson Borthers in and then when he did, all hell broke loose? Sutter has 3 games left to actually SEE the chemistry between Pearson Vey and Toffoli. Come on, Gumby! Do it!
I was happy Nic Deslauriers scored his 1st NHL goal.