Okay. Admitting this right now: I am probably rooting for either Team Finland or Team Slovakia in the Olympics, because I’m a bad American (Unless Timmy Thomas gets the starting spot. Although I do love Ryan Miller. Ah, crud.)
But that doesn’t stop me from wanting my own players on their respective teams. Although Patrice Bergeron was not invited to camp this summer, is there a possibility he could find his way onto the roster?
Stat analysis says YES. He has just as many points as Mike Richards, whom many are foreseeing being the 4th line center, behind Sidney Crosby, Joe Thornton, and Vinny Lecavalier. To be honest, he’s only one point behind Vinny, as well. Is there any reason why he shouldn’t be on this roster? His competition is fairly slim – I love Marc Savard to pieces, but he’s coming off an injury. Eric Staal is, as well, and Jonathan Toews isn’t putting up the numbers of previous years.
So it’s with that, that I am wholeheartedly throwing support behind Hubspokes’ Patrice for Team Canada 2010 effort. If you’re on twitter, tweet the hashtag #patrice2010 and #teamcanada, and let’s see if we can help out!
If you don’t care about the Olympics…well, that’s fine. Have a laugh at Phil the Thrill, instead! How’s it feel, Toronto, letting the opposing goalie – who you TRADED to Boston – score more points than your ~STAR WINGER?~Oh he doesn’t need Marc Savard, does he? Ha.
Okay I’m done. 3 days until the Hilariously Epic Rematch!