Miracles just do not happen .
Now we look to the battles between the other teams of the West:
Abbotsford and Milwaukie (Krys Kolanos fans can rejoice he did get 2 goals in game one to lead The Heat to a 6-2 win);
San Antonio over Wolves, a 5-2 win in OT;
Toronto barely wins over Rochester 4-3;
all in Round 1 Game 1.
A bit early to predict the winners among these teams, yet.
Aeros play 1 more game (if they loose), 2 or 3 more (if they win on Sunday) against the Champs OKC on Sunday on their home turf, ahem ice, and it does not portend well, that Hackett is injured.
And the way he made his painful way off ice into the locker room last night, looked very bad to us in the arena.
|Hackett being ministered to by Jody Greeen 4/20/12|
Brodeur has done well, all things considered but can he hold up opposite Yanis and against the high scoring OKC Barons in the next game(s)? Not, methinks.
|The bigger and better guy wins!|
2011/12 just wasn't an Aeros nor a Wild year!
The last 2 games I have felt more like praying "Let this be done, this painful dragging out of the inevitable". Never has a 'mercy death', seem more appropriate.
Oh, I know, one ought never to give up hope.
BUT - when it's so painfully evident that the last gasps are imminent, why drag it out even more.
The team suffers, the staff suffers, the fans suffer.
Only the "Schadenfreudige" can enjoy such slow, tortured death of a once promising team!
Remember those days in early season before Calamity Jane aka The Wild happened?
|Wellman Goal 1|
|Wellman Goal 2|