@ Colorado Avalanche
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009, 7:00 PM PST
Your Enemy: Mile High Hockey
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And the lineup remains the same. How often do you get to say that about the Carlyle Ducks? Earl, joining Daniel, grows weary of Calder, but Kyle may not have many games left before Ryan Carter returns and displaces another passenger into the top line (and Calder into the ECHL, I suppose).
Wisniewski, much to my surprise, apparently won't be displaced, even though his third pairing assignment diminishes his ice time and makes that grouping the only partnership NOT to feature a player making less than 1M. Wiz battled multiple flu viruses to varying success before Carlyle finally cut his ice time, and Boynton was beginning to find his confidence on the first pairing. Both players made their share of mistakes, but Brookbank and Festerling also appear to be better options, relegating Boynton and Wisniewski to each other and any special teams time Carlyle throws their way. With Eminger watching from the box (and clutching his two-year contract), Murray is more likely to trade one of these blueliners than Carlyle is to shuffle the pairings.
There's an official watch party tonight at Oggi's (13612 Newport Ave., Tustin). If you're looking for something to do before the game, follow Lupul as he goes under the knife and makes a medicated comment criticizing his nurse's ability to speak English. There are a lot of Filipina nurses in Southern California, but I'm going to assume Lupul has a problem with a Hispanic nurse, just so I don't have to be offended. Sorry, Daniel.
F all of our L's!