Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Roenick steals the show

Nothing beats watching 2 Game 7's in a row. A busy but steady Martin Biron stalls the Caps while the stagnant Joffrey Lupul bags the series-clinching goal in the first game and then....of all people...The Mouth of the South Jeremy Roenick turns the clock back about 10 years tonight and absolutely steals the show. Roenick scored 2 goals and had 2 assists as the Sharks, aided by their home crowd, buried the stunned Flames 5-3.
Jeremy fricking Roenick. I think he has 6 goals and 2 assists in 7 career Game 7's now. It's amazing what happens when an egomaniac gets benched in a critical game 6, only to prove his coaching staff wrong and become a hero in the finale.
Jeremy fricking-assed Roenick. Yeah, I hate him. But when he does something like this, I have to respect. I didn't mind him in the Chicago days, and I don't mind seeing him play like this in a Sharks jersey.
The questions will now abound in Calgary as to what to do with the team.
That would have been the case in San Jose had they lost, but the better team won tonight.
I have to tip my hat to Owen Nolan, who really silenced my critical ass in this series. He was heroic.
Even though Kiprusoff let in one weak, screened goal, I wouldn't fault him too much for the loss. The Flames just couldn't contain a possessed Sharks team.
How much of a sigh of relief do you think Sharks coach Ron Wilson let out when the final horn sounded?
I have been knocking Thornton so much in this series. Tonight I thought he really put out a great consistent effort. He had 1 goal, played over 21:00, and really showed the consistent hustle that I thought he lacked throughout the series. Good on him.
On to round 2, where an even better team in Dallas awaits.
Jeremy fricking Roenick. I still can't believe it.

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At April 23, 2008 at 6:43 a.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

Too disappointed to comment on whats wrong with the Flames. All I can say is there are about 5 players that shouldn't be back next year. Got to give credit to the Sharks and JR. They showed that they ARE a very good team. I hate that arrogant ass Ron Wilson though. GO STARS!

At April 23, 2008 at 10:16 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

This series should have been over in 5. The Sharks have to smarten up if they even want to stand a chance against the Stars.

Which Flames do you want gone?
Tanguay for sure.

At April 23, 2008 at 11:14 a.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

The 5:

1. Huselius (Just go away)
2. Conroy (lost his usefulness. He can always be counted on to take a bad penalty every other game)
3. Eriksson (Okay one game, terrible another ie. last night)
4. Tanguay (this one is actually the hardest. He gets points, but his inability to shoot when he's got a good chance is killing his usefulness plus some of his passes are just plain bad)
5. Hale (this guy should not be on the ice very much if at all, not sure why Keenan keeps playing him)

I almost put Langkow up here, but he still has some skills. He needs to be more consistent though.

At April 23, 2008 at 3:03 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Gad I hate Eriksson! There's a reason why he's bounced around from team to team so often.

Tanguay may get some points, but he doesn't really fit in does he?

Langkow is decent, yeah, but inconsistent for sure as you mentioned.

At April 23, 2008 at 4:44 p.m. , Blogger The KEMPNER's said...

We could have had Roenick in Van for $1 mil. But NO! he's 'old' and 'done'. We could have used his talent and leadership and passion in Vancouver.

At April 23, 2008 at 5:22 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Same with Mark Recchi! I was really hoping they were going to snag him.
Roenick is clutch right now, but when he's unhappy, he's a poison. So maybe he wouldn't be a great option after all.


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