My virtual NHL team suffered its first defeat last week – at 6-2-2, it wasn’t as bad as losses come, but a loss nonetheless.
The Hakkapeliitat team has lately suffered mightily from lack of a commanding presence in front of the goal.
First Manny Legace suffered a mysterious fall at the hands of Sarah Palin’s security entourage. He’s back, but far from being consistent.
Martin Brodeur’s injury has notoriously hurt the Devils, they’re 6-5 after the veteran goalie tore his biceps tendon.
The newest kid on the injury reserve is Vancouver Canucks’ Roberto Luongo – whose groin injury has alternately been dubbed minor and week-to-week.
As to the other players, it’s not a good sign when the highest “started”-percentage on the team falls onto a defender. But when the defenseman is Chris Pronger, the faith is more or less well-justified.