Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Daily Sniper: Paul Stastny is My New Favorite Player

News and notes from last night's action...

Creepy player intros in Colorado.
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Colorado 4, Dallas 3 -- They just had to non conform and not go to overtime, didn't they? In the only game of the night that kept the fans from seeing extra hockey, the Avs won their home opener no thanks to douchebag newcomer Ryan Smyth, who had zero points and -1 rating on the night. The story was Paul Stastny, who had a hat trick by the 11:15 mark of the second period. Wojtek Wolski knocked in the eventual game winner minutes later and Andrew Brunette also picked up three helpers. As I mentioned before, I have Stastny on all three of my fantasy teams. Suck it, everyone.

Ottawa 4, Toronto 3 OT -- Roses are red, violets are blue, I hate Jason "fetus" Blake, how about you? Blake was +2 with an assist in his ACC debut, but the Leafs blew a 3-2 third period lead en rout to the loss. Paul Maurice surprise pretty much everyone by starting Andrew Raycroft in net, who looked decent until the team in front of him collapsed, getting out shot 12-4 in the third period... Nik Antropov had two goals for Toronto and Dany Heatley had three points for the Sens including the overtime winner... The new Sens jerseys were looking sharp tonight, but from far away and behind looked an awful lot like the new Caps jerseys.

Detroit 3, Anaheim 2 SO -- Henrik Zetterberg has two points for the Wings, and Todd Bertuzzi had two for the Ducks against his former team as the Wings won in shootout. If anyone had any doubts about the talent that Ilya Bryzgalov has, consider those doubts erased. Bryzgalov made 40 saves, as the Ducks suffered from some SERIOUS jet lag, getting out shot 42-15.

Montreal 3, Carolina 2 OT -- Saku Koivu netted his second of the game on the power play in overtime to give the Habs a road win to start the year... Roman Hamrlik played in his 1,000th NHL game for his 5th different NHL team.


  1. Hmmm, bitter Islander fan maybe? C'mon, you worshipped at the feet of that midget, Blake, going so far as to wish him "Good luck on the high seas."

    Look at it this way, at least he has a better chance at winning the Cup with them - so be like Boston when they gave up Ray Bourque and root for your boy. Granted, the chance he has there really isn't all that much more than he would have on the Island (or in Siberia) ...

  2. I worshiped no such feet! *runs away sobbing*

    No way he's got a better chance to win a Cup in Toronto. I mean the picture is bleak on Long Island, but hey, at least we've done a few things since 1967. Hell, we weren't even around back then. Not like we're going to come close this year, but still...

  3. I dunno about Jason Blake looking like a fetus. Preemie maybe, but not a still in the womb fetus. I've always thought the Sedin twins looked more fetus like.

    a comparison:

    fetus: (put a space between "/" and "arts" for it to fit)

    Sedins:(I put a space between "/" and "nhl" to make them fit"

    Hopefully the links work. I know I have been less than successful in putting links here, but I have to try. It's the big head and the tiny dark eyes that make me make the connection.

  4. I agree with you wholeheartedly about the new Senators jerseys. It was especially confusing when they were playing the Capitals and I was wondering why Alfie looked like he was hitting his own player.