Postgame 8: Small players, Big win
Oh thank God. Or Gomez. Or Gionta. A win!
First of all, Ondrej Pavelec was ridiculous. Seriously. Who is he, where did he come from, and how did he learn those dance moves?
Love this quote from Thrashers coach John Anderson (from TSN.ca):
“(Pavelec) was great and I thought the guy at the other end was pretty good as well.”
Man, it’s like Halak can’t catch a break, even when he wins. I thought he was particularly excellent tonight, if a little underworked.
Anyway, Pavelec was really pissing me off until Gionta schooled him in the shootout.
Speaking of Brian Gionta, raise your hand if you want his babies. The line starts here.
Quick notes, because I am le tired:
Cammalleri seemed to be psyching himself out a lot tonight. He needs to calm down and stop putting so much pressure on himself, cause he was doing that overthinking thing we just loved when the Habs did it last year. MAB, there’s this thing they do in the NHL, called receiving a pass, please get a how-to video or something if you’ve forgotten. Ew, it’s goalie controversy time again. I used to like Colby Armstrong. When did he turn into Steve Ott? The team played a better defensive game than usual, minus the major brainfart that led to that Thrashers goal and some minor ones that didn’t lead to anything disastrous. Scott Gomez is hilarious. It’s nice that Max jumped at Armstrong in retribution for MAB and everything, but he and Gui still gots to play much better.
Finally, a question.
Am I misguided in thinking that this team is capable of generating some serious offense? Or is every game going to be like this?