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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The New Wolf Pack Away Jerseys Look Hot

Warren the Thief stole our records C. Rutsch photo

That's Chris Holt, above, sporting the new road jersey that the Wolf Pack are wearing this season. Unfortunately, starting goalie Al Montoya broke his ring finger in practice yesterday, and will be out 4 to 6 weeks. That meant that Holt started tonight's game, a 7-4 loss to Portland at home, getting pulled after giving up 4 quick goals and being replaced by our new favorite goalie, Bernd Bruckler. Bruckler had just been brought to Hartford from Charlotte and signed to a PTO contract today, with Montoya being injured.

Dale Purinton, fresh off his first goal of the season, will also be out 4 to 6 weeks, after suffering a ligament sprain in his left knee during the Springfield game this past Sunday.

Hilton blows, can't go to shows Chris Rutsch photo

Just so this post won't be all bad news: last week I checked out for the first time, and it's practically the most hilarious hockey web site I have ever read. Check out Presenting Your 2005 Divealanche ("Joel Quenneville comes to Colorado from St. Louis, where he enjoyed a long and illustrious career as the Detroit Red Wings' bitch"), or the Fan Test ("Why is Scott Parker nicknamed "The Sheriff"? Because he skates as though he's wearing cowboy boots"). There's also a section called Media Homers that profiles some of the Avalanche-related media people, including Barry Melrose, even.

My favorite part, though, is the cartoons.

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Anonymous A&J said...

We're the biggest fans ever of that site. Divealanche is an evil little breath of joy in a Vancouver Canuck fan's world.

11/10/05, 8:19 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

For the record, Vancouver Canucks Op Ed is practically the second most hilarious hockey-related site I have ever read. Well, that, and Jes Gőlbez's Hockey Rants.

11/10/05, 10:31 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Oops, I forgot about Hockey Rodent. What's more hilarious than a guy who puts "THAT'S MY BOY!!" in 180-pt. type everytime Petr Prucha sneezes?

11/11/05, 8:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Prucha has a weak bladder. Every time he sneezes he wets his pants a little.

11/11/05, 9:51 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Well, I wouldn't go that far. Petr Prucha is awesome, it's just that The Rodent tends to have blinders on whenever a player from the Czech Republic is involved.

Not that I don't have my own biases, of course.

11/11/05, 1:29 PM

Blogger Brushback said...


The Wolf Pack lost their second in a row last night, losing 6-5 in Binghamton after jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Holt played terribly in goal again. Immonen, Giroux, and Genoway (2) were among the goal scorers for Hartford. I think that makes at least 4 goals each for Giroux and Genoway in the past 7 days.

11/12/05, 5:22 PM

Blogger Brushback said...


Hartford lost again last night, 5-4 in Lowell after a shootout. Bernd Bruckler was in net for the Wolf Pack, and Dwight Helminen scored his 4th and 5th goals for the Pack.

Dan Girardi, a defenseman who the Pack had just brought up from Charlotte, was +2 and had an assist.

11/13/05, 11:56 AM


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