We’re on a bit of a roll. We’re 4-0-1 since we came back to kick Detroit in the shootout (RED WINGS SUCK!). Bryz has been solid. We have scored goals. We’ve come back from deficits. We’ve done everything that a team needs to do to make a run for the post-season.
Jovo’s been out since mid-February. Whitney was hurt. Klesla got a puck to the face (and I almost died because it was so gruesome).
And since the Detroit game, we’ve been missing someone else.
So, yes, we’ve been winning without Marty, but we need him. And if you don’t think we do, fuck you and never read this blog again. Here’s why?
Marty’s leading fowards in average time on ice per game (19:39). He’s averaging over 3 minutes per game on PP and over 2 minutes per game on PK. He’s got 5 game winning goals, trailing only Pyatt who has 6. He’s second on the team in goals with 16, but this is his second stint lost due to injury. And those who bitch about his aggressiveness, he’s leading the team in hits (144) so you can shut your pieholes.
Yeah, we’ve been winning, but we need Marty. Vrby needs Marty. And I mean, I wouldn’t mind if he came back. Shocked?
Who has been stepping up and taking on Marty’s time?
Korps. He had a fucking ridic game against the Ducks. This kid is tied for the goal lead with Pyatt and Doan at 17.
He’s never had 17 points in a season, let alone 17 goals. He has been amazeface this year. He is the complete package in Finnish wrapping. No words, man. No words. I mean, other than those words I previously said.
OOOOOOOOOOH let’s talk about the kids. Well, first let’s have a picture review of who the “Kids” are.
Turris, Mac, and Boeds. Amazing upside. No ice time. Fucking eh. Let the kids fly. Don’t ground Boeds by throwing him on a line with Biz. 6 minutes of ice time for Boeds? Completely un-fucking-accepable. He has sick skills and God knows Lee isn’t doing that great. Age discrimination is a bitch.
Know who also gets that a lot?
Schlem has been playing great since he got his bell rung. It’s just frustrating to see this kid wasting away in the press box. How much popcorn can one 19 year old eat? Is this the record that Tippett wants him to break? Don’t make me run Dmo over with my car. I’ll do it…. again.
Maybe Lee has been saving all his goals for the end of the season? Is that what is going on Lee? Huh?
So we all know I’m a huge fan of visors, even if they do kinda fuck up the pictures. These two have gotten pucks to the moneymakers lately:
I feel terrible for saying this but…….. the trade for Rostislav was probably the right move. Who knows if we could have signed Uppy in the off-season and we also need cash to sign Yands ($$$$), Lauri, Vrby, Turris, Boedker, Fiddy and maybe Belanger. And some guy named Bryzgalov, but he’ll be cheap right?
CALM DOWN! Lauri, Yands, Turris, and Boeds are all RFA so they aren’t going anywhere. Now, you may proceed to freak out about the rest.
See, I didn’t mention Jovo, who is UFA at the end of the season. No room at the inn for Jovo. With Schlem playing well and the trade for Klesla, Jovo is pretty much dead in the water. We are already too full with OEL sitting out far too much. No money for an aging Dman. I’ll take Kles over Jovo every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Ok, picture time. Those sensitive to enemies, advert your eyes at the end.