Thursday, February 26, 2009

They're Back...

I never thought I'd say this...

Thank God Patrick Lalime is in goal tonight.

No offense to Jhonas Enroth, who I'm sure is a great kid, but we need someone who has at least, at some point, proven that they can handle tending goal in a game as big as this one is for our team. Even though he may not be the ideal goalie for us, Lalime has experience, which Enroth simply can't supply.

This is what I like to see - Lalime by the net with the puck not in it

In other news of the joyous variety, it seems that Thomas Vanek is not only back skating but skating well enough to move his timetable up for his return. What was recently deemed another two weeks has been moved to one.

Next Wednesday. I don't know about you, but I got a little emotional just thinking about seeing that Austrian face (behind his cage) mercilessly screening goalies again. I'll give you a second to wipe your misty eyes.




Still no word on Ryan's ankle, but it should make the situation even a little bit better having Vanek back out there. We counted on him so much at the beginning of the season, and I have faith that he could really help this team just when it needs help the most.

6 comments:

Jill said...

Oh Tommmmmmyyyyy... Ryyyyaaaaannnn... OMG... one almost down... one to go.

Shelby Rose said...

*wipes eyes*
What a beautiful, beautiful face.

Katie said...

one almost down... one to go.

I'm hoping that the same thing happens with Ryan, where "he's never coming back" turns into "he's coming back in a few games."

Katie said...

What a beautiful, beautiful face.

As someone who has often missed her favorite due to injuries, I know the happiness of seeing that face you love again. It truly is a beautiful thing.

dani said...

I'm so glad we have visual evidence he is still alive and eager to get back!

Katie said...

I'm so glad we have visual evidence he is still alive and eager to get back!

I was worried I was going to forget what he looks like...it's been so long. haha