26 February 2008

Coffee Talk

This is a post about Hockey, but I like Coffee Talk with Linda Richman...



Anyway, since you are reading...

The NHL trade deadline was today and there were some big names moving around. Check out this website for each teams deals.

Big news for Colorado, some good, some bad, some WTF?!

Yesterday, prior to the deadline Peter Forsberg signed with the Avs. He had been adrift since his ankle injury middle of last season. I had said last fall that there was a rumor about Forsberg coming back to town and I thought it would make sense, play another year/half a year and then retire with your Avs jersey on. More recently, i had heard he was in Sweden skating with his old team but had said he was hoping to return to the NHL...oh baby. I called it but no one, except for maybe Q, will believe me. Also, it doesnt really matter because, while forsberg is exciting and fun to watch, he isnt the same player-he's prone to injury-and he has no spleen (everyone knows that the spleen is where the hockey skills come from).

Today, the real excitement happened. Do you want the good news or bad news first?

So, the Avs traded one of my favorite players, Karlis Skrastins, to Florida for Defenseman Ruslan Salei. Salei is a good player but Skrastins is just such a solid guy and a bad ass. I heard Francois Giguere say that Skrastins heard about the trade on television. Sadness. This for me is kinda like the Stephan Yelle trade, a big bummer. Sigh...

And now, for the good news...Adam Foote was acquired and - in what may be the strangest thing ever - was on the ice for the last four minutes of the first period of tonights Calgary game (the flames scored as I typed this...stupid shorthanded goal). Then he started the second period. Um...has this ever happened before? No matter, I am so happy to see Foote in an Avs jersey. I honestly had chills when he sat down on the bench. Happiness!


Ah yes, hockey fun...i hope your favorite team made some deals....

Bird

ps Sorry to all you Leaf fans...

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Pete AND Foote back on the Avs?? Holy cow batman! :D :D :D