Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates recently. Things should be picking up for a week or so once I get home for spring break.
There hasn’t been a lot worthwhile to update about though… Stars lost to Detroit on Thursday and they lost again to Vancouver last night. I guess they’re just getting into playoff form a little early. You gotta prepare to play poorly and make another embarrassing first round exit.
I feel bad for Holmqvist. I didn’t get to watch the game last night so I’m not sure he badly he played (or if it was just our defensemen playing poorly), but I feel sorry for the guy getting pulled in his first game in. Hopefully he gets another shot before the end of the season. The more I watch our guys play with Tampa, the more impressed I am that Holmqvist had a record above .500 for that team.
I don’t like Brad Richards. I want him to take his $7.8 million and go somewhere else away from us.
Since the Ducks won last night, we’re now 3rd in our division and 5th in the West. If the Stars can figure out a way to not go 0-8 for the rest of the season, it looks like we’ll be playing the Ducks in the first round with their (thanks to Colin Campbell) very well-rested Chris Pronger who will be more than ready to go for the playoffs. A blog will come about that later.
Smitty got his first shutout in Tampa last night! I really didn’t think that would ever happen. Along with the shutout, he <i>almost</i> scored an empty-netter near the end of the game.