I'm not a huge poster here on MHH, and I don't keep up with all the different threads as well as many of you, but from what I've seen, the mood on this board has gone down with the team's winning ways. Also, there have been a lot of injuries to the Avalanche this season, and that has got to bring some personal tribulation to not only the injured players but their friends and teammates, too.
So, I'd like to create a place here on MHH where we can be positive. This isn't a dorky find the silver lining on our last loss thread. I'm a big believer in the flow of energies in this world and, as hokey as it sounds, I think personal positivity can have a big effect on the world, even if that effect isn't tangible.
We follow this team closely and we get pretty attached to the players, coaches, and other visible figures, to the point where I believe most fans genuinely care about them, even though we have never and probably will never meet them. So, I'd like to send my positive energy to all the players, not because I'm trying to snap the losing streak (though that would be cool), but because I hope they are able to lead lives of happiness.
Specific thoughts after the jump.I want to send my positive energies to....
Craig Anderson as he's dealing with personal issues. Whatever they are, I hope they get worked out.
Kyle Cumiskey and Peter Mueller, both of whom are recovering from concussions. It's a scary injury to have and it must be a difficult decision to face if it gets to the point where you're not sure you can play the sport you love anymore.
T.J. Galiardi, who is undergoing surgery here soon, and whose season has been somewhat plagued with injury.
Adam Foote, who is also injured, and is always fighting nagging injuries.
Matt Hunwick, who may be feeling a weight on his shoulders due to the hit that caused Marc Savard's latest injury. Though he did nothing wrong on the play, it can't be fun to have that on your conscience. (Some positive energy to Savard, too.)
Peter Forsberg, who is testing his body once again so that he can do what he loves to do despite massive criticism from the media.
Kyle Quincey, who has had to watch most of the season from the sidelines.
Tomas Fleischmann, who had a freak medical condition just as he was finding his stride. Blood clots may be just as scary as a concussion, especially now that it's happened multiple times.
I'm sure there's more, so add them if I've missed them. Though it can be easy to forget, these guys are human, too, and are dealing with human issues just like us.
We love you, boys!