Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Fine Week for a Vacation...

I seem to have picked just the best week in the world to take a week off from work and the blog... My apologies for not posting something about my absence earlier.

Well, the biggest news of the week is that Kari Lehtonen is healthy and Richard Bachman has won the backup job behind the big Finn. This means that Andrew Raycroft is coming to Texas. He cleared waivers this morning and will join the team in Abbotsford. I don't think he steals the starting job from Beskorowany. Why would you place him above Besko on the depth chart at this point when it is clear that he is not in the future plans if GM Joe in Dallas? That said, Texas goalie Beskorowany could use a veteran presence to help him mature as a tender and Raycroft can provide that.

In other news, Texas posted their first come from behind win on Tuesday night thanks to a little OT. The sellout crowd saw one of Texas's best efforts of the the season in this regard. It helps, of course, when the deficit after 40 minutes is only 1 goal.

Texas plays two in Abbotsford to round out the year. I will be back in time for the New Year and home contests against the IceHogs next weekend. Big news for Abby is that Leland Irving is still with Calgary. He was a big reason the Heat took both games in the CPC earlier this season.

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