Sunday, April 20, 2008

Foote patrol

Gaborik, who led the Wild with 42 regular-season goals, didn't score a goal during the first-round series. He had an assist on the Wild's goal in Game 6 — his first point of the series — but otherwise was a nonfactor on the offensive score sheet.

Much of that can be attributed to Sauer and partner Adam Foote. In Game 6, Sauer and Foote matched up against Gaborik and his line on 31 of 34 shifts. Gaborik had six shots in nearly 20 minutes of ice time.
As Jibblescribbets points out, Foote made the Rod Langway Award look good in this one.

(And note that Kurt Sauer was high up in those rankings as well, despite the fact these two didn't play together until late in the year.)

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At 6:57 p.m., April 20, 2008, Anonymous Truth Serum said...

But Foote would much rather be with his mates in Columbus. He was a true leader who just couldn't bear to leave, what with the cost of the private jet.

At 8:21 p.m., April 20, 2008, Anonymous Selanne said...

Columbus, bitter much?

Welcome back Footer,

Go Avs!

At 9:01 p.m., April 20, 2008, Blogger Bethany said...

Dude, good for Footer, and I'm still a fan even after the trade :)

At 12:25 a.m., April 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me thinks that Gaborik had a huge problem on his side, namely Pavol Demitra who was horrible. At least Gaborik was working his butt off.

But this doesn't mean that Foote wasn't excellent staying between Gaborik and his own net.

Today's hockey is awful if you compare it to Avs' last Cup. Then players actually made plays 5-on-5. Now it's chip out, chip in, race for it, drop in front of your net and then same thing other way.

Bring back real hockey. Foote can play that, too.


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