Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Puttin' on the foil!

Tonight the hockey season starts.

The 2005-06 Pacific Division champion Dallas Stars will take on 'Lanche in Colorado.

Game One of 82 ... let's get two points. This is step one toward securing Lord Stanely's Cup.


We're puttin' on the foil to hoist that bad boy once again!


At 04 October, 2006 10:14, Blogger C. T. Lillies said...

Oh yeah. All I can say about the Avalanche at least Patrick Roy retired or left or whatever.

And it's been way too long since there was serious playoff hockey in Dallas.

Go Stars! Indeed...


At 04 October, 2006 14:21, Blogger GUNNY said...

Can you believe it was 1999 when the Stars won the Cup?!

2000 they went down at the hands of Satan and his NJ Devils.

Since, we've really underachieved.

We need to right the ship. I'm thinking the West could be pretty open this year. Winning the division again is a good, but not enough. Hey, half the teams make the playoffs. It's time to MAKE SOME NOISE in the playoffs!

At 05 October, 2006 01:22, Blogger GUNNY said...

Sydor nets OT winner to complete Stars rally over Avs

Mike Modano and Loui Eriksson erased a 2-0 Colorado lead with third-period goals. Darryl Sydor then ended it with a breakaway goal coming out of the penalty box in overtime as the Stars stunned the Avalance 3-2 in the season opener.

The Stars' 7-0-3 mark since 1995 is the fourth-longest unbeaten opening-night streak in NHL history.


I said all that to say this ... 2 points!

At 05 October, 2006 08:10, Blogger C. T. Lillies said...

"Puttin' on the foil!"

Are you that guy with the aluminum foil Cup in the stands? I knew it!

1999? I remember that game in 2000. We scheduled the arrival of our first child around the playoffs. I mean there was a game that night but it was late, you know. Priorities man!

Some irreverent sport-o-religious items.

It figures that The Devils would have Satan playing on their team.

I remember someone saying that the Red Sox had to get [a] Jesus [look alike] on their team to win the World Series.

Someone please tell me why this makes me laugh when it is plainly irreverent?

I saw an interview with Mike the other day and he was ambivalent about the playoffs referencing the fact that some of the teams in the West are getting a lot better. I was pretty happy about their getting Sydor back. I think they're seriously missing Matvichuk and Hatcher--they need some big meaty Defensemen.

They've got some Fin's and Morrow and Modono. Its going to be a tough one.


At 05 October, 2006 11:38, Blogger GUNNY said...

That game in 2000 when we lost to Satan was the worst. I remember it well. It was a Saturday night and went into double OT.

I was up at church watching it because we didn't have a good signal at the house (the days before DirecTv and TiVo).

By myself I watched on pins and needles as the game wore on. I got pretty riled up, so much so a patroling policeman stopped at one point to investigate (a) what someone was doing up at church after midnight on a Saturday night and (b) what the commotion was all about.

I was sweating and had to take my jersey off in that second OT, wearing only my white undershirt. Like those in Bible times, I tore my clothes when Arnott scored the winning goal. I ripped that t-shirt to shreds as the Cup was ripped from our hands.

Since then, it's been a while for some great Stars playoff hockey.

Naturally, the organization has made some moves I've not been happy about. First was letting Hull go. Second was letting Hatcher go. Losing Matty was huge as well.

Turgeon underwhelmed, but I've liked Bill Guerin. Morrow is a stud and those you've mentioned are good, solid players.

We should not have to worry about making the playoffs, but what happens after is the key.

Incidentally, the home opener is this Saturday against ... the New Jersey Devil. I'm thinking revenge is a dish best served up cold.

At 08 October, 2006 18:59, Blogger Colin Lamm said...

Many of us Canadians are kind of like the Judaizers of the New Testament when it comes to the game of hockey. You guys are usurping the Canadian sport and destroying all of the traditions handed down through the ages :-).

Oh well, I know that deep down in all of your hearts you still understand that Lord Stanley's cup really belongs up in the Great White North. Go Canucks!!! And by the way, any team that beats the Avalanche isn't completely without hope in my books!


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