Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Playoff hockey, eh!
When the Nordiques moved to Colorado in the mid 90's Joe Sakic moved into a house next to a friend of my dads. My brother and I lived and breathed hockey up through college so when Joe Sakic mailed us both signed jerseys we were pretty stoked. I started following Colorado as the went on to win a couple Stanley Cups.
In 2001 the team was so amazing that when they won and Ray Borque retired, everyone knew that season would be tough to follow. I have to admit that I don't watch much regular season hockey, other than channel surfing or a little Frozen Four (BOSTON COLLEGE WINS- ANOTHER TITLE FOR BEANTOWN!!!) it's just on too late and the 80 game season is to long to keep my interest. So, the other night when I turned on the Colorado game to see how they looked and saw Adam Foote and Peter Forsberg back on the team, I lost some sleep and watched them lose in OT. The first time in Stanley Cup history that the first 3 games went into overtime.
Last night the Avs came out flying at home and smoked the Wild. Watching Jose Thedore, the Avs goalie, reminded me of how much Patrick Roy upped his game in the playoffs. Sakic plays like he's still in his twenties and can wheel and deal, one of the best to ever lace them up. Forsberg isn't playing with quite the same intensity, but he got some rest last night when the Avs started to put the points up on the board and some other players started to pick up the slack so hopefully the Wild will have to adjust, give him a little more room, and then we'll see if he still can work some magic.
Series is tied 2-2. Next game Thursday night...