First the more fun one: I found a link to a contest where you can win tickets to an Avs game. If one of you wins because of the link I expect an internet cookie! ;)
Today's bits and links.
Avs ticket contest : good luck MHH'ers!
Which is why we're giving away five pairs of lower-level tickets to Thursday night's 7 p.m. match-up of the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks at the Pepsi Center. In the wake of last night's trick-or-treating, all you have to do is tell us about your favorite experience going to a game with your son or daughter, or going to a game with your parents, if you don't have children. A few notes: 1. The tickets will be at will call. 2. The name on your ID must match the name you provide to us when we contact the ticket office. 3. The contest ends at 9 a.m. Thursday. 4. Please provide a valid e-mail address (we won't share it with anyone) so we can contact with you if you're the winner. Get commenting, Avs fans!
An intersting article looking at the blame game in the NHL, and how it's not okay to blame your goalie, and that it hasn't been acceptable in many years.
Maybe the worst display of whatever is the opposite of clutch goaltending occurred in a 1993 playoff game, a 9-6 win for the Los Angeles Kings over the Calgary Flames, with crazy lead changes, tons of scoring, but really no highlight-reel goals of any description. It was just two goalies, Jeff Reese and Robb Stauber, that had a hard time stopping the puck, any puck. Theo Fleury’s was usually about the most candid voice in the Flames dressing room in those days, so that was where the subject of goaltending was broached. Now, try to imagine the following sentences spoken by Fleury in a world-weary tone, where his body language said one thing and his words said another. "It wasn’t the goaltending," said Fleury, who then stopped for a long, pregnant pause. "It’s never the goaltending."
Got a fun question for an Avs member? Try sending it here: Avs Mailbag
I think we should all ask Stewie why he's so Awesome... or Winnik why he's such a fucking win... but that's just me. Maybe ask Liles if he let his hair grow out to get more female fans at the arena? Who knows! Even if they don't get picked, I'm sure whoever reads them would get a kick out of them.
And another article, this one about an Ex-Av. As you know I loved Hinote back in the day and this is a little interview with him... nothing big but here is my favorite quote:
How special was winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001?
Yeah, you know, it’s one of those things. It was my first full year in the league, too. It was a team full of Hall of Fame guys and great leaders. Just an all-around great group of people. It’s something that you’ll obviously never forget. And you never forget the guys that you do it with. For it to happen at an early stage of my career was very fortunate. I’ll carry that experience with me for the rest of my life.
The rest of the article can be found here.
An old article (2007) I found with an explanation as to why Ovie liked a mirrored shield.
Something tells me Ovie and Andy would get along...
Last year, New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur complained that Ovechkin owned an unfair advantagewhen he wore a mirrored visor because goaltenders were unable to read his eyes. Ovechkin also said he wore it so he could check out the ladies in the seats without them knowing he was staring at them.