Before I depart on my Christmas trip around MI, I thought I might share a few words about the games I recently played.
On Monday, I lost my 6th game in a row.
Wednesday, I won and tied in 2 games.
Thursday, I won
Friday, I tied and won in 2 games.
Its amazing how quick things turn around. Now I am unbeaten in 6 games. Total goals against for me is 15. Goals for are at 22. While I am pleased with the results leading into the holiday break, I was more than a little dismayed about my games tonight. The first game I played very very well and tied. All the goals they scored on me were passes to guys on the weak side that beat me soundly. Otherwise, I stopped a few breakaways, and a couple odd man rushes which made me feel really good. The second game, against the top ranked team in the division, I played just average and we won. My team played phenominal in front of me the entire time that second game. I let in a few soft goals. One of them I cradled in my chest and I thought I had it, but it rolled out behind me for an easy poke into the net. Another one was a rebound chance that I dove for and missed. The last one I knocked the puck right to the offensive player who buried it. Goals I should have had in my opinion if I was playing on top of my game.
So now, the night before I start driving around the state to visit family, I am feeling pretty good overall. I feel that 2 of my teams have a good shot at making the playoffs. I have a 3rd on the bubble, and if we can make some noise, we can make it in. Then, I have the dark horse that is out of contention right now, but we have 3 more games to turn things around and possibly make a run.
Thats what it all comes down to for me is playoffs. I just want the opportunity to get that 10th championship. Once mission is accomplished on that, I will start having different goals that I will want to acheive. From the beginning of when I started playing hockey, it was just 1. Then it was 3, so I could prove it to myself that I could lead a team from start to finish on my own. Then it was 10 after that.
I just hope the hockey spirits are with me for the final push.
My wife got me some really nice sunglasses last night. They are RAZRWire Oakley sunglasses to be precise and man are they nice. I don’t think it will be sunny enough to use them for the next few days, but I am hopeful.
I got my wife a nice robe with matching slippers, a space age ant farm (trust me, it is as cool as heck), a nice shredder that can shred credit cards and up to 12 sheets of paper at once, and a bluetooth headset for her phone. I bet she still paid more for my present than I did for all hers combined.
Have a great holiday everyone!