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Weekend Clash Between Colorado Avalanche And San Jose Sharks

February 17, 2011

This weekend in a game between two Western Conference teams, the San Jose Sharks will battle against the Colorado Avalanche. With a record of 31-21-6 on the season, the Sharks are the 7th best team in the league in terms of record this season. This season, the Avalanche are the 2nd worst team in the conference.

While Colorado is way back at 100-1, San Jose is at 16-1 in NHL betting lines Odds to win the Stanley Cup this season.

Despite the fact that they are near the cellar of the conference, interestingly enough, the Avalanche are not all that bad. On the season, they are actually just one game under .500 at 25-26-6. They have been outscored by their opponents by 24 goals this season while their record isn’t terrible.

Even though the Sharks are not very dominant in many aspects, they are a pretty solid team on all fronts. By limiting the Shark’s power play opportunities is the key to limiting the productivity of their offense. By converting 21.9 percent of the time, the 4th best average in the league, they are a very effective team on the power play.

As the Western Conference playoff picture is extremely crowded, the Sharks need to pull out wins against weaker teams like Colorado. Even though the Avalanche can definitely play the role of a spoiler this season, they may not be able to make a run for the playoffs with so many teams in contention.

Although the Avalanche are allowing 3.4 goals per game, they are excellent offensively. If the Sharks allow the Avalanche to set the pace of this game, this game could turn into a shootout.

Popular Internet Auction Site Crashes due to Volume of Submissions

March 27, 2008

The world’s leading Internet auction site that shall remain nameless due to their extensive war chest earmarked for legal issues such as Trade Mark infringements has reportedly crashed today due to mass submissions over a very short period of time.

It turns out that immediately after the Vancouver Canucks loss to the Colorado Avalanche on March 26, 2008; fans of the once entertaining and popular ice hockey club began putting their seats on the Canucks bandwagon up for auction on the popular San Jose, California based online auction site.

Given that the Vancouver Canucks are the entire province’s only source of major league sports entertainment, the bandwagon potential for this team is quite huge. With the staggering loss to the team the other night in Denver, the trickle of auction submissions soon turned into a raging torrent that brought the auction site’s servers down.

One auction submitter who goes by the handle “WeNeedANewCoach” posted on his auction page;

“one extra wide Vancouver Canuck Bandwagon seat up for auction to the highest bidder. Bandwagon seat features 1 Red Heating Lamp in the back that never seems to turn off but to compensate for dat der iz an ever full bottle of water eh.”

A spokesman for the popular auction site informed us that the problem was only temporary and full service was restored quite quickly. When asked if there was any concern of this happening again he informed us that as far as he understood it the season is almost over for the beleaguered hockey team and given the lack of activity regarding those bandwagon seat auctions, the public doesn’t seem to be too interested in securing any of these empty seats so the odds of the site going down are about as good as the odds of the Canucks making the playoffs.

When the Vancouver Canuck star goaltender Robert Luongo was contacted about the auction site going down he allegedly responded with

“That’s not me, I don’t think we need a new coach, and besides… I don’t have time to think about hockey these days; my wife is having a baby soon.”

We tried to get a comment from Vancouver Canucks ex-captain Trevor Linden regarding the fate of the team and the lack of band wagon seat action but seeing we are not actual members of the press we couldn’t get into the press box to see him.

E. Zack Lee