Originally posted on LaxSpot on 07/14/2008
Whats up ladies and gentleman?!…OK so some of you were probably thinking I killed myself, after getting dominated by Peter Vlahakis TWICE!…but I didnt. I spent most of the week trying to forget that those games ever even happened. In fact, WHO IS PETER VLAHAKIS?
anyway We played Philly this past week and I am happy to say I was MUCH better at the X. I was 11 of 21 and I have to say it should have been more like 13 or 14 of 21, I pulled like three of them off the X and he was able to stand up and hold me until one of his wings would come in and take my GB…I was begging for some hold calls but apparently the refs did not think it was the case. Anyway I was still real happy with my performance at the X. I did make two mental mistakes after picking up the GB, but what else is new?!
As far as the game was concerned we lost, and I am not usually one who likes to blame refs, and I will not start now but I think it was awefull interesting that Philly had 6 EMO oportunities and we had NONE, and according to the refs I held/tripped andy corno twice and when he literally would put his hands on my chest and grab me if I pulled the ball out it is not a hold…(by the way I dont falt corno, he did what he had to do to win face-offs, and it is only cheating if they call it)…either way at the end of the day just as Peter Jacobs said, “you have to make your own luck” and we did not on this day.
This week is Alex Smith again, and I presume I will be in the lineup, although it is inevitable that one of these weeks they will give this brennan kid another shot, I just dont think they will throw him to the wolf, named alex smith, I just dont see how that would benefit him. Assuming I am in the lineup I plan on getting off the X quickly as I did with Corno. If I let Smith tie it up at the X we are in trouble, his wings are too good and he is too crafty in a scrum, I must not let that happen.
So in the meantime I am going to do exactly what I did last week…I will watch no film of my upcoming opponent, I will not create some detailed scouting report and I will not overthink anything. It is all about me this week and how Alex Smith is going to need to change for ME.
Until next time
A.K.A. ”THE WILEY VETERAN” (as our GM says!)