We don’t watch as much Western Conference hockey as we’d like – it’s past our bedtimes. For those who do, and whose teams ended their 2011-2012 seasons last night, this one’s for you.
The Dallas Stars finished in 9th place last year too. Frustrated but the hopeful. The ultimate hockey fan emotions.
Flames fans are a tough bunch, just ask Lindsay. You can’t ever get tickets, and they haven’t made the playoffs in three years. That’s dedication. Do the damned Canucks have to be first *every* year?!
The Avalanche have a few up-and-comers among our favorite players to watch. They had some rich years, and we think they’re coming back. More Landeskoging, please.
I once figured that based on all the consecutive sellouts the Wild had, including pre-season games, that you could put a second NHL franchise in their parking lot and it would see more tickets than the Coyotes every night. We are beyond impressed.
Anaheim. I don’t know what the hell happened there, but this team should be tearing it up. I’d like to see them give this top notch cast another season – Ryan, Perry, and Getzlaf if he can find his mojo. And Teemu, please play forever.
The Oilers are rebuilding away. With Eberle, Hall and Nugent-Hopkins clicking and a strong team behind them, it’ll be watch out world.
Columbus, don’t give up. We know it hurts with Nash and that the wait has been long. We hope a new chapter is starting. Oh, and we’re coming to visit for the All-Star Game.
So long to the favorites who finished – play some golf, get healthy and come back hungry. Now,on to those still left.