Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Winning a bet you’d eat a cockroach. 500 dollars.
Using the money to get a cool new tattoo. Sweet.
Dying your hair blonde. 70 bucks.
Getting a convicted rapist painted on your mask. 1000 dollars.
Allowing 17 goals in 7 periods of hockey. Useless.
None of this, as the famous credit card ad might read, is priceless. In fact, Ray Emery may well pay a price for his recent struggles. That price could be a ticket to the minors. I would suggest he’ll need to show improvement in his next 3 games or he’ll force the Sens to turn to Kelly Guard or, in a less likely scenario, Billy Thompson.
Granted the Sens have been brutal in Emery’s three starts. Perhaps the brilliance of Hasek in 7 straight games has made for lazy defensive play. “Pffft. Dom will bail me out.” More likely, though, the Sens simply get tentative when Emery is in there. Last night they hammered Tim Thomas with a number of great opportunities. Thomas stood tall. Emery did not and that can suck the wind out of a team.
In my book, the goals by Boyes, Boynton and Samsonov are on Emery. He’s got to improve and I believe he will.
As long as I’m criticizing Emery, I might as well take a swipe at his best friend too. How much longer before you look at Mike Fisher centreing the big line? I believe Fisher is now this team’s best all around centreman. He’s been unbelieveable. I’d be keen to hear your comments below.
Posted by Steve Warne at 4:45 PM
Oh dear. Mariah Carey's tumble from my top 100 is complete. Apparently, I was basing the ranking on photos from 1988. Apparently, sitting in your 2000 square foot hot tub, covered in rose petals and eating chocolate all day isn't the workout it once was. These crazy fad diets...
Posted by Steve Warne at 3:03 PM