Avs-Preds Game Recap [3-2 L]
Avs-Stars Game Recap [2-1 SOL]
Credit = Mile High Hockey
Why am I not doing my own recaps for these two games? A couple of reasons:
1. I'm tired and irritated.
2. If the team won't give a 60-minute effort, why should I bother summing up their mediocrity?
The few bright spots on this team have been Peter Budaj (still not on his bandwagon), Wojtek Wolski, Marek Svatos, and Paul Stastny. Other than that, all Avalanche fans have had lately are crappy power plays, awful penalty killing, and lackluster third periods.
The Avs were lucky to get a point last night against the Stars. If Svatos hadn't scored to tie the game at one with 55 seconds to play, then this post would be a lot angrier - and probably a lot more incoherent.
I hate losing. It's just how I am. Even if it's not me losing. If it's the team I root for, my properties in Monopoly, or even the lottery, I simply hate being the loser.
I hope the Avs hate losing, too. Because when they play Vancouver tomorrow night at 8 PM ET, a game which would put the Avs five points fivbehind the Nucks for the division lead, they better come out with a fury. I want the win. No Luongo, no excuses. It's time for the Avs to start playing with some passion.
Oh one more thing, Chris Stewart played his first NHL game last night. Sadly, he was on the ice just enough to require a sip of water when he got to the bench. They should have done the kid a favor and told him to bring a seat warmer or something.