Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Northwest Division title

SO WHAT IS A “DIVISIONAL TITLE”…REALLY WORTH???
YES THERE’S SOME PRIDE INVOLVED…FOR BOTH THE PLAYERS AND THE FANS…
HOME ICE ADVANTAGE IN THE FIRST ROUND COULD RESULT IN AN EXTRA GAME AT GM PLACE…
SO…FOR OWNER FRANCESCO AQUILLINI…THAT’S A BONUS…
BUT IN THE BIG PICTURE…
WINNING THE NORTH WEST DIVISION AND LANDING THE THIRD SEED IN THE PLAYOFFS DOES NOT GUARENTEE ANYTHING…
LAST YEAR BOTH THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS AND THE MINNESOTA WILD WON THEIR DIVISIONS AND BOTH WENT INTO THE PLAYOFFS AS THE NUMBER 3 SEED IN THEIR CONFERENCES…
IN THE FIRST ROUND…THE CAPITALS WERE BOUNCED BY PHILADELPHIA…
AND THE WILD WERE BEATEN BY COLORADO…
IN FACT…SINCE THE LOCK OUT…NOT ONE…NOT ONE…THIRD SEED HAS ADVANCED PAST THE SECOND ROUND…
ALSO LAST YEAR…THE MONTREAL CANADIANS WERE THE NUMBER 1 SEED IN THE EAST…WITH A 104 POINTS…
IN THE SECOND ROUND THE HABS MET THE FLYERS…THE NUMBER 6 SEED…
5 GAMES LATER THE CANADAINS WERE PLAYING GOLF…
EVEN WINNING THE PRESIDENT’S TROPHY…
WHICH GOES TO THE TEAM WITH THE BEST RECORD IN THE REGULAR SEASON…
DOES NOT INSURE SUCCESS IN THE PLAYOFFS…
SINCE 1986…ONLY 7 TEAMS HAVE WON THAT TROPHY AND GONE ONTO WIN THE STANLEY CUP…
NO!!!WHAT TRULY MATTERS AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR ARE THREE THINGS…
THE FIRST…AND MOST IMPORTANT IS…HEALTH…
THE SECOND IS…GOALTENDING…
AND THE THIRD IS THE OVER ALL PLAY OF THE TEAM…
UP UNTIL LAST WEEK THE CANUCKS WERE THREE FOR THREE…
THAT WAS UNTIL THEY LOST 3 STRAIGHT…AND ROBERTO LUONGO LET IN 13 GOALS…
IN HOCKEY…AS IN LIFE…SUCCESS COMES FROM WORKING ON THOSE THINGS IN YOUR CONTROL…
WHAT THE CANUCKS REALLY NEED TONIGHT…IS TO FIND THEIR GAME…
FOR THE RECORD…
IN THE 40 YEARS…THE CANUCKS HAVE WON 5 DIVISION TITLES…
DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE…FOR ANY OF THEM???

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I have missed alot in my last 20 years in Chile but I remember where I was for game 7 in overtime against New York!