Hi,

Unfortunately, I missed it, and the Kings game, due to work. (That one turned out horribly. *$^@ing jokers blew it big.) Good for the pride that the Hawks got at least one, although it is too late. I would not have been surprised by a sweep. Vancouver is a steamroller this season; the Hawks are not the same team this year, and have not been for the entire season. I knew it would be this way as soon as I heard about all the important people they dumped. Byfuglien, Ladd, Eager, Sopel, Versteeg, Fraser, Burish, etc., and worst of all, Niemi. They foolishly let him walk after a $2.75 million salary arbitration, and signed Marty "Mediocre" Turco and his skanky red pads for nearly as much money...then he gets replaced as #1 by a rookie. Of course. Very aggravating. OK, enough OT ranting....