Terry Frei of the Denver Post deletes blog posts

Sunday with the Avalanche from Long Island : All Things Colorado Sports Colorado.
Toward the end of a recent blog post, Terry Frei of the Denver Post admitted that he deletes blog posts that have a limited shelf life about the Colorado Avalanche.

Terry, you don’t need to do that. Keeping a blog post up there is part of history and how things develop. That is the nice thing about having things posted electronically and online, you don’t need to delete them.

First-of-all, if you have comments turned off it is not really a blog. Terry, your paper allows comments on your stories in the paper. At least you can do is have comments on your blog. I probably would have left a comment there instead of writing this post.

Not deleting blog posts and allowing comments builds community and discussion about a subject you cover and many people like, the Colorado Avalanche. I think you would improve your coverage and the people who follow you if you didn’t turn off commenting and keep the posts.

Plus, it is not good blogging etiquette. Please leave them up and open up commenting.

Colorado Avalanche Hockey Radio Broadcast Needs Improvement

Congratulations to the Colorado Avalanche for taking down the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout tonight, but something needs to be done about the signal strength of the Avalanche radio broadcast.
I live in the north metro area and there is overlap from another channel and you can barely hear the broadcast. For a National Hockey League team that is unacceptable.

Also, a couple of weeks ago they weren’t even on the usual channel. I had to hunt around for them.

When they were on the Fan, things were so much easier. You knew what radio station they were on. If it wasn’t the main one, you went to the secondary.

I guess Stan the Man trying to make an extra buck and not renewing the contract with the Fan is the problem. Colorado Avalanche fans deserve better.

Avalanche win Game 5!

The Avalanche withstood a relentless firestorm from the Minnesota Wild and won 3-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the best of 7 series.
The Wild came out hitting hard and trying to do everything to shake up the Avalanche, but they couldn’t and the Avalanche scored the first goal.  The Wild evened it up with a power play goal late in the 1st period.

The second period was played to a draw, but the Avalanche came out and won the third period by getting two quick goals from Wolski and Stastny.  The Wild got their second goal with under two seconds left.

The Avalanche played strong and smart and won the game.  They didn’t take any stupid penalties and kept at it.

They have a chance to close-out the series on Saturday night. Let’s hope they can do that!


Minnesota Wild are a bunch of thugs…

The Minnesota Wild are a bunch of thugs.  If you don’t believe it, you should watch a reply of tonights game.
It has been a history in hockey, especially in the playoffs, if one team takes a big lead, the losing team tries to rough up the other team.

But tonight it went too far.  Yeah hit harder and do other things.  It is part of the game.  But the cheap shots are ridiculous.

The worst one was when Wild player Stephane Veilleux left his feet and boarded Colorado Avalanche player Paul Stastny. That is a horrible call and should have been a 5 minute penalty.

The game got worse and chippy and you know it was coming from Wild coach Jacques Lemaire.  That is the only way that would happen.

The NHL shoud review the Veilleux hit and suspend him for it.  That was uncalled for and hockey does not need that type of play.

The other thing that the NHL should do is suspend Lemaire for the next game.  What he told his players to do is uncalled for and should be punished.  Just look what Crawford did when he was with the Canucks.  It ruined a players career and life.

The NHL should send a message.  Whether it is in the playoffs or the regular season.  The rules should not change.

I guess the Avalanche won the battle tonight by blowing out the Wild 5-1.

A good day for Colorado sports

Well it was a good day for two of the professional sports teams in Colorado, the Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Rockies.
The Colorado Avalanche came back from a 2-0 deficit to score four straight goals to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 to clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Peter Forsberg scored his first goal of the season and they looked pretty good through the second half of the game.

The Colorado Rockies had a re-do and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1.   The original opener was rained out after the St. Louis Cardinals had opened up a 5-1 lead.  Thank goodness for the rain.

Let’s hope the good news continues for these two teams as the spring continues on and into the fall for the Rockies.

Crawford ordered attack on Moore according to reports

SADOWSKI: Crawford ordered attack on Moore according to reports : The Rocky Mountain News
According to a report by CBC, Marc Crawford ordered the attack on Steve Moore that ended his hockey career.  Bertuzzi cowardly attacked Moore from behind in a game where his Vancouver Canucks were losing badly to Moore’s Avalanche.

According to the reports, in between the second and third period, Crawford pointed to the white board and said “he must pay the price,” referring to Moore.  Crawford was upset by a legal hit Moore had on Markus Naslund.

According to the column in the Rocky Mountain News, “These words directing vigilante retaliation to be executed against Steve Moore went well beyond the earlier ‘calling-out’ in the media by (then-Canucks GM Brian) Burke and Crawford. Bertuzzi knew exactly what was expected of him by his superiors and the consequences to him if he did not deliver.”

Bertuzzi was suspended 13 games and the Stanley Cup Playoffs and was not allowed to play internationally during the NHL players strike.  He was reinstated the following the conclusion of the strike.  Moore has yet to play hockey again after suffering a severe concussion and broken neck.

In my opinion, Bertuzzi should never have been allowed to return to hockey.  NO suspension would have been severe enough.  He should have been banned.  You never do that to an opposing player, NEVER!  If Moore could not have played again, he shouldn’t.

With these reports now, Crawford should be banned from the sport also.  That is inexcusable for a coach to do that.  You never go out and try to intentionally hurt a player.  He should never be allowed to coach again.

When the Anaheim Ducks come into Pepsi Center the next time.  Crawford and Bertuzzi are not going to have a pleasant reception.  It is kinda ironic that they are back together again.  Two goons taking care of each other.

The NHL has done a dis-service to the wonderful game of hockey.  The only way to rectify it is to ban both Crawford and Bertuzzi for life!