Friday, February 21, 2014

Few quick thoughts

So as reported by Adrian Dater of the Denver Post earlier yesterday, Winger Alex Tanguay is going to have hip surgery and be out the rest of the season. This is tough news for the Avalanche. They have an astounding 12-1 record when he is in the line up. That being said they have also had to adjust to life without the vetran winger recently as he has been out many of the games with nagging injurys.

There have been rumors swirling about weather or not the Avalanche would make a trade before the National Hockey League trade deadline or not. One such rumor mentioned has the Avalanche sending P.A. Parentue to the canadians for defensive help. The question now is if there was any truth to this does it still happen or not? Adrain Dater seems to belive that with this news there will no longer be any chance of them moving Parentue.

Personally I think that we will be seeing some kind of move for some help on the D-side of things. I would love to see someone like Ryan Mcgdougna the 23 year old defenceman for the new york rangers in an avalanche sweater.  He is a physical hard nosed player who is young, and could grow with the core for years to come.

The Olympics have come down to the game it appears most of the world wanted to see in hockey. Team USA vs Team Canada for the chance to play in the gold medal game. I think this is going to be a tough close game. The USA have been the highest scoring team in the tournament so far, and have handled every team they faced with relative easy with the exception of Russia who they beat in an extended shoot out.

My prediction, and who I will be pulling for of course is the USA. have to pull for my country after all, I think that it will be a great game, but that the USA will have more scoring depth then canada expects, and with them struggling to score against teams like Latvia, in recent games... well, they are going to have to play a lot better to beat the USA then they did in their preliminary games.

No comments:

Post a Comment