The Wild may have the Avalanche on Full Tilt

Reading any Denver paper today, or any Avalanche-themed blog, or any Twitter account remotely connected to the team, you would learn a few things. Avalanche fans, players, and team hack journalists are pissed. Pissed because their darlings were manhandled Thursday in a way no decent NHL team should ever be.* Pissed because their team did nothing to avenge a disappointing playoff loss with even a hollow opening night defeat (hereby known as “pulling a San Jose”). Pissed because Matt Cooke hasn’t been flayed, run through a meat-grinder, and scattered around the continent while his family watches. Yes, that last sentence was harsh, but not nearly as harsh as some of the things said about Cooke on social media by folks within the Silver State since Thursday.  Continue reading

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Game 3: Everyone Goes Beast Mode

First of all, apologies for not posting after game 2 (I know the world was waiting with rapidly dwindling patience). I was busy reffing flip cup at a charity tournament for breast cancer, which is actually a totally true sentence from start to finish, so after watching the game on Saturday night I was too gassed to write anything. Anyway, here’s what my recap of game 2 would have been:

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