We’re on a roll of six straight wins, so if they lose in Nashville, we know that they were only winning because I wasn’t blogging. Some of these wins have not been pretty, mainly the last two.
Lemme tell you how freaking scared I was about Radim being traded when he was going through his long dry spell of goals. And then, out of no where, the Czech magic was regained and Vrb has like 5 goals in the last six games or something mental like that? Vrby is one of the few defensively responsible snipers and I don’t even know what would happen if he got traded.
It wouldn’t be pretty and it would involve voodoo dolls and a goat being sacrificed. Just sayin’. So….. keep it going Radim. You are our dependable shootout winner! We would be lost without you and your patented grimace. <3
Now we’ve got a five game road trip coming up and I’m going on the road too! While the boys are in Nashville, Philly, Tampa, Columbus, and Chicago, I’ll be in San Francisco, trying to find a sports bar that will put the game on. Crap.
With the crazy amount of trades happening so far before the deadline, I’m praying that GMDM is less active his season than he has been the last two. Just in the last two years, GMDM got (just at the deadline):
2009: Dawes, Kalinen, Prucha (omg FML), Lombardi (omg FML), Upshall
2010: Nokie (omg FML), Schneider, Stempniak, Wolski, and Dmo
I feel like this typically ends in heartache for me. We’ve gotten some epic players, but we aren’t really able to hold onto them. With the current team, I’ll be ok with sending away a lot more people than I’ve been ok with sending away in the past, but damnit, I hate change.
Plus, Jovo, a guy I totally thought GMDM would be shopping, is out for four to six weeks with a broken face. What a hot freaking mess that situation is. Now, we can’t even really trade him and we won’t get jack back for him when we don’t re-sign him in the offseason. Damnit.
Speaking of OEL, when he doesn’t play for a while, and then plays, he always surprises me. His first shot from the point last night made it through and it was an epic sling! I literally went wooooooooooooooo! We don’t get a lot of shots from the point that get through, but this kid has a hell of a shot. Not a booming cannon, but more like a sharpshooter for sure.
Jovo being injured is a big opportunity for Olli the Kid, as long as we don’t trade for a Dman. Schlemko got sent to San Antonio for conditioning, indicating that he may be back, but let’s not lie, Schlem isn’t the same class of Dman as OEL.
Now, I really like Sam. I do. He’s a card-carrying member of CzechFinnistan. But, he’s had some seriously rough games in this streak and has consistently gotten a penalty per game. While it hasn’t burned us yet, he needs to nip this in the bud. With Jovo out, all the Dmen are gonna have to play a big bigger without getting penalties.