Erik Johnson said that he was going to make Doug Armstrong regret the day that they traded Erik Johnson (third person his, not mine). He managed to do so by scoring go-ahead goal in tonight’s game. The last team the Avs beat before their 11 game streak started? The Blues. They have a seven game winning streak going against St. Louis. They were (part) of the reason that STL missed the playoffs last season, and they’re (part) of the reason that they’ll miss them this year, barring another miracle run. To add salt in the wound, St. Louis native Paul Stastny scored the game winner.
That being said, Chris Stewart has three goals – one more tonight, and Kevin Shattenkirk has two assists – another one tonight. They’re scoring a-go-go. Shame the rest of the team, aside from the Steen-Berglund-Oshie line, seems to want to play one period a game.
Does this mean more trades? Sell the farm? Who knows. The Blues were in 13th place when they made a trade to add firepower just like they were in 13th place when they made a trade to sell the team’s best and most useful defenseman for a third round pick and a guy who’s been knocked loopy twice.
Will there be a time when I sit down to watch a game and expect one of my two teams to win? Check back next season. Power of positive thought can kiss it.