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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Game 1 Highlights: Avalanche 5 - Sharks 2

I'll try and get up an actual post tomorrow, but for now here are some quick hits.

Sakic ceremony had me pinch out a couple tears, particularly the locker stall enshrinement. Well done by the organization.

Matt Duchene is ffffffast, but he needs to strengthen up to fight in front of the net and along the boards better.

Wolski looks awake more so than in previous years. I'm liking it.

Who figured "crash the net" could be sound strategy? I was almost getting to like the cycle-but-don't-score strategy.

Galiardi was out a lot on the PK, the most of any forward by far. Sacco is showing confidence in the kids and I'm liking that, too.

Seeing Kyle Quincey play makes me feel much better about the Ryan Smyth trade. Dude was a beast! Ice-time is indicating #1 d-man status and he deserved it.

Was anybody else reminded of this goal on Cody Mac's goal off the rebound from Stewie?

Stastny pulled a Forsberg with his behind-the-back from behind the net out to Wolski. I was getting reminded of a lot of things tonight it seems.

Ryan O'Reilly got his first NHL point before Matt Duchene did. Oh snap!

And hey, Craig Anderson didn't let in any weak goals! Huzzah!

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Anonymous said...

That was a very great game. Loved seeing Sakic's banner raised to the roof and the game was perfect also. glad to see we have a good goaltender. Was curious what is the song they play whe we go on the powerplay pretty cool and get's the crowd into it>>>

horbayj said...

i agree with you shane, on the quincey deal, he was very impressive. Talked to AD last night, he was saying if we had 6 D play like he did last night, we'd be legit cup contenders.

I hope Sacco drilled it into them that this is how you have to play every night if they hope to win games.

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