Two for the Road

8 Apr

We don’t watch as much Western Conference hockey as we’d like – it’s past our bedtimes.  For those who do, and whose teams ended their 2011-2012 seasons last night, this one’s for you.

The Dallas Stars finished in 9th place last year too.  Frustrated but the hopeful.  The ultimate hockey fan emotions.

Flames fans are a tough bunch, just ask Lindsay.  You can’t ever get tickets, and they haven’t made the playoffs in three years.  That’s dedication.  Do the damned Canucks have to be first *every* year?!

The Avalanche have a few up-and-comers among our favorite players to watch.  They had some rich years, and we think they’re coming back.  More Landeskoging, please.

I once figured that based on all the consecutive sellouts the Wild had, including pre-season games, that you could put a second NHL franchise in their parking lot and it would see more tickets than the Coyotes every night.  We are beyond impressed.

Anaheim.  I don’t know what the hell happened there, but this team should be tearing it up.  I’d like to see them give this top notch cast another season – Ryan, Perry, and Getzlaf if he can find his mojo.  And Teemu, please play forever.

The Oilers are rebuilding away.  With Eberle, Hall and Nugent-Hopkins clicking and a strong team behind them, it’ll be watch out world.

Columbus, don’t give up.  We know it hurts with Nash and that the wait has been long.  We hope a new chapter is starting.  Oh, and we’re coming to visit for the All-Star Game.

So long to the favorites who finished – play some golf, get healthy and come back hungry.  Now,on to those still left.

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3 Responses to “Two for the Road”

  1. Lindsay April 9, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    Thank God I’m not a Flames fan. Most fans are delusional every spring, holding out hope that the team will make the playoffs, only to have the Flames finish a few spots out (hello, 10th place!), which puts them in a terrible position for draft picks, a refusal to trade Iginla and/or Kiprusoff, and down the path of rinse and repeating for seasons to come.

    Now that I cheer for other teams, I realize what the defining characteristic of a Flames fan is, as per my dad – hating teams like San Jose or Chicago. Because they’re the ones that beat the Flames ALL THE TIME. Oh, well – here’s to getting a head start on your handicap on the golf course, boys.

    • Jaime April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      I find Flames fans are cut from the same mould as Canuck fans. After living in BC for years I can’t stand them. The Flames fans I’ve encountered since moving to Edmonton haven’t been any smarter.

      The best part about the Flames is that they have mediocre aging players who all have NTCs. So they’ll be in this situation for quite a while. 🙂

      Oilers may not have made the playoffs in 6 years and finished with a lottery pick three years in a row but at least we’re in a much better situation than the Flames.

  2. Chuck April 9, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Is it possible to clone Teemu and make him play forever? He just makes me so happy.

    Also, we need to clone Martin St. Louis. I want one of my very own.

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