Thursday, May 03, 2007

Karma Marty, Karma

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

The Ottawa SenaTards beat Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils by a score of 3-2 last night to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, thanks in large part to another sub-par performance by Brodeur. In years gone by, the Devils could (and would) always count on Brodeur to keep them in a game until they could find a way to score on the counter attack - this year it isn't working out so well.

The Devils loss last night can be pinned on Martin Brodeur - with the game tied at one in the second period, Brodeur was beaten by a shot taken from the half boards by Dany Heatley - a goal that could be attributed to Brodeur not expecting a shot to be taken; nonetheless, the goal was on him.

If that wasn't bad enough, in the third period with the Devils trailing by a count of 2-1 and struggling to try and get back into the game, Brodeur gave up a back breaking goal that all but sealed the Devils fate last night - Tards C Mike Fisher took at pass at his own blueline and raced up the ice untouched and beat Brodeur with a wrist shot from at least 50 feet out. To a man the Devils will talk about how they have to be better, how they have to focus on winning the next game, and how they are not out of the series yet - maybe; but with the way Martin Brodeur is playing...they can't really expect him to string three great games together to get them out of this hole.

Last night's loss to the Tards leaves the Devils with 5-5 in this year's playoffs - the consensus is that Brodeur has let his team down on more than one occasion this spring with sub-par goaltending. Going back to Brodeur decision sit out against the Islanders on the last day of the season - thereby screwing the Maple Leafs out of a chance to compete in the playoffs - I say it looks damn good on Brodeur.

We won't even get into the fact that it looks great on Lou Lamoriello too; for those of you that didn't know, Lamoriello fired his head coach Claude Julien with a few games to go in the regular season - despite New Jersey winning their division and being seeded second in the Eastern Conference; when asked about his decision, Lamoriello offered something to the effect of (I just didn't like the way we were playing under Claude) - well Lou, Karma is a bitch huh? Julien could have guided them to a second round exit too.

The Detroit Red Wings evened their series with the San Jose Sharks at 2 games a piece with a surprising 3-2 overtime victory last night. We still like San Jose to win this series - but they are going about it the hard way.


Boston Red Sox P Josh Beckett won his sixth straight decision to start the season - becoming the first Red Sox P to accomplish the feat since Roger Clemens did it in 1991.

Kansas City Royals P Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven solid innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk, while striking out two to lead the Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Houston Astros P Roy Oswalt continued his domination of the Reds last night, limiting the Reds to one run on four hits and a walk over eight innings to lead the Astros to a 3-1 victory.

Another 2-1 night last night to leave the balance sheet at + $100 for the week. Today's suggestions:

Boston over Seattle - Matsuzaka faces the Mariners again - this time he won't be facing Felix Hernandez. Boston beats up on Horacio Ramirez tonight. Lay $100 on the Red Sox - $220.

San Francisco over Philadelphia - Matt Cain has been pitched well since the start of the season - Phillies starter Adam Eaton has been getting kicked around by almost everyone. Lay $100 on the Giants - $140.

Milwaukee over Pittsburgh - the Brewers have been playing some great baseball to start the season - we don't see any reason why it won't continue tonight against Pittsburgh. Lay $50 on the Brewers - $135.

That's about it for today gang.

What's up with Sundin?

Go through your personal papers and you'll have a much better idea where you stand financially. You have to figure out the math if you want to make a purchase. A trip may be on your mind but be sure you can afford it. 3 stars

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps - what New Jersey Devils' fans must be singing, with thoughts of next season

Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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