Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Habs Pay Price for Switching Goalies

The Flyers 4-2 win tonight gave them a commanding 3-1 lead in their series with Montreal.

Philadelphia’s offence was sharp, but Martin Biron’s stellar play was a dagger to the heart of Habs’ playoff hopes.

On the night Canadiens’ coach Guy Carbonneau was nominated for the Jack Adams(Coach of the Year) Trophy many questioned his decision to replace goalie Carey Price with Jaroslav Halak.

In his post game comments, Carbonneau came right out with it: he didn't think Carey Price had the consistency needed to win and put Halak between the pipes.

R.J. Umberger added to his impressive playoff performance with two goals.

Daniel Briere got the game winner for Philadelphia.

Flyers Umberger Fries Habs

The Flyers 4-2 win tonight puts them up 3-1 in their series with Montreal.

R.J. Umberger scored twice, including an empty netter.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Basketball Interlude

Sorry hockey fans, but homework prevails yet again, this time with a piece on the Toronto Raptors.

Let's face it, I'm not a basketball fan. I don't hate the sport but given a choice between curling and hoops, this Northerner picks ice every time.

That said, I've actually watched some Toronto Raptors games this season because, GASP, I wanted to, not because I had to. Purists will hate me for this, but I proudly admit that I watch the game for the players not the plays, and not in the puckbunny sense of "watching players."

I'm fascinated by the personalities. Sam Mitchell switches from intellectual to irritated in a new York second. Chris Bosh stands out because his dirty habit is airing his own bad acting on youtube. As far as NBA habits go, that's nothing.

This team will keep me watching for as long as they're in the playoffs. Who knows, they might yet convince me to be a fan.