Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday Update: The DiPietro effect explained

It turns out that the the 'piques do indeed need Claude Giroux, and right about now it seems as if nothing can help the Flyers. Giroux is better off at home. While our 'bag of squirrels' was off playing for Philly his upper-tier team, the Gatineau Olympiques, lost to the lowly Volts (Drummondville Voltigeurs). Giroux was of no real assistance to the Flyers during his brief stint with the injury laden team last week (-3 in two games). However, upon his return to Gatineau, the Olympiques destroyed Chicoutimi 6-2, and squirrels had a +2 rating. Horray, here is a peanut.

I actually wish the Flyers could kick it up a notch - because I like Biron and I like the colour orange. Yes, a girl can have very stupid reasons for supporting a team. If any team from the Atlantic (besides the Devils, of course) is to get into the playoffs I want it to be the Flyers. I vehemently hate the Penguins and the Rangers. The Islanders can stay by default, only because it gives me more time to watch pretty Ricky (and his pretty pads...mmm... simple) and his fancy puck handlin'. Oh, and the Islanders also wear orange.

I should never make predictions because I am a chumpette. Olivier Roy failed to get nominated for defensive player of the week and has fallen out of second place in the goalie standings....stats change from day to day, but at least his Godliness for that one day is recorded for all eternity in my blog. Defensive honours go instead to the lovely Nicola Riopel of the Moncton wildcats who made goaltending on a shitty team look easy. Nicola had two wins and one shootout loss with a 1.93 GAA and .941 SAV % while facing an average of 32 shots per game.

The crazy rugged hotness that is Travis Fullerton was also nominated (1-1; 122 min; 1.47 GAA; .954 SAV %). Fullerton brought back the scruff because he realized that his hotness was too distracting for his own Ds, and it prevented them from playing well in front of him. This, dear boy, is called the DiPietro effect. It explains why pretty Ricky must have a beard.

The offensive player of the week is Czech forward Michael Frolik of the Rimouski Océanic. Halifax's own Brad Marchand was also nominated but he should be happy enough with just his first star from Sunday's game vs the Titan. Brad is a leafs fan so he clearly settles for less.

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are perilously perched back on top of the league with 87 points, just one point ahead of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who have a game in hand.


on a side note:

I have been hearing whispers of a Brian Gionta trade from NJ. Lou Lamoriello - If you do this to us (Brian and I), I will be left with no other option than to destroy you.

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