Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Angels Have Lost Their Desire For Us

I spoke to `em just last night and they said they won't set themselves on fire for us anymore.

Those are Springsteen's words of course. And they fit here, it seems that way to me anyways. I mean to my eyes the Oilers have barely had a lucky bounce since the Moreau goal in game 1. Surely one of those deflections should have found the net in game two, or one of their blocked shots could have bounced a better direction, a rebound could have found one of them them somewhere with space. Just didn't happen. And the Canes were rolling so many sevens it was ridiculous.

Ah well, we certainly can't bitch about this issue during the playoff run as a whole. And these things tend to balance out.


BTW: I'm just talking about the game up to the point that Moreau punched Ward in the head for no apparent reason. That marked the end of any serious attempt by the Oilers to mount a comeback in my opinion.

BTW#2: Good to see Georges take a run at Roli-runner Ladd. You could see he had him in his sights for a while. Turning his back to Laraque that far away from the boards ... probably the most cowardly, and smartest, thing that he could have done there.


Blogger Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

Maybe it changes tomorrow night. Let's hope so.

6/09/2006 8:58 pm  
Blogger mudcrutch79 said...

Fuck that sums it up. They've been showing the clip of the Samsonov clip a few times, he's coming across the net picking up a rebound. Of course he's picking it up on his backhand. The other way, maybe he gets off a decent wrister.

Hopefully we get our bounces in G3 and G4.

6/09/2006 9:48 pm  
Blogger mudcrutch79 said...

Also-you think Ladd was smart there? I'd rather get drilled by the LeGG from the front than take a hit from behind in that area of the ice. When I was playing minor hockey, they really went bananas on the hitting from behind stuff, trying to get it out of the game. I used to turn my back to hits along the boards all the time, but only if I was flush with the boards. It's not worth busting your neck to draw a call.

6/09/2006 10:03 pm  
Anonymous MikeP said...

mc - yup, Ladd really took a chance there. Besides... getting Laraque thrown out in a blowout win? What's the point? Maybe if it had been a close game or something, it would have been worth it.

6/10/2006 10:17 am  

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