The first 3 guys I wrote about all the way back on Saturday, just before whatever nasty microbial invaded me…..uhhh…. invaded me. On the bright side though, I’m down about 6lb’s in just 3 days! I can fit into my old jeans again! On top of that, I got to enjoy tea for the first time since the last time I was sick. Tea is good. I like-a-the tea.. Now enjoy my best effort under these conditions, it may not be much:
I acknowledge that this is well beyond late, but what the hey, better late than never right? Sam Gagner channeled his inner Gretzky last Thursday night with 4 Goals and 4 Assists. Yeah 8 freaking points in one game. The craziest part of it all (other than the fact that it’s Sam Gagner) is that he had no points in the 1st Period. That’s 8 points in 37 minutes and 38 seconds. Or in other words, one of the all time flukes in the history of sports. It’s the equivalent of Juan Pierre hitting 3 Home Runs in a game after striking out in the 1st inning. If you somehow had Gagner not only on your team, but in your lineup, speak now or forever hold your peace. A tall tale like that deserves to be told… And since then Sam I Am has stayed hot with 2G/2A in the last 2 games. Now watch him go the next 2 weeks without a point…
Jaroslav Halak – G (Stl): Now this is what I call reaching your potential. Halak tallied his 5TH(!) Shoutout of the season on Friday and followed it up with 34 Saves on 36 Shots Saturday. His season line? 15W/1.97GAA/.922SV% – That is E-L-I-T-E. Now somebody please tell me you took my advice 2 months ago and traded for him – because I sure as hell didn’t!
Mark Eaton – D (NYI): Congrats on your 1st Goal of the season. And congrats on your 1st (and only) mention of the season…
Evgeni Nabokov – G (NYI): Every time, without fail, I put an A in the middle of his last name instead of an O. Maybe it’s because I’m subconsciously grading his performance. In fact I just hung last night’s 42 Save Shutout on the fridge!
Tomas Vokoun – G (Wsh): 2 Shutouts in the last 3 games as he keeps turning his season around. He’s back in the circle of trust for now, start him at will.
Martin Brodeur – G (NJ): Jeez alot of Shutouts by Goalie oldie’s last night. Number 3 on the night (or #1, or #2, depending on the order you put them in) was the most improbable. I wrote Brodeur off months ago and now look. 4 Straight Wins including his 1st Shutout of the season yesterday. Why can’t you just die???
Radim Vrbata – RW (Phx): Don’t even ask the question anymore. If someone scores for Phoenix just assume it’s Vrbata. “What about me?” Sorry Doan, you’re out. Rad-Ass is in!