What better way to usher in a brand-new year than with a gut-check? The Colorado Avalanche (which has one of the best team names in hockey) descends on South Florida with visions of victory etched into its players minds.
The Avs are perennial playoff contenders, and the additions of Ryan Smyth and Paul Stastny have everyone in the Mile-High City believing this is the year that Lord Stanleys Cup might take a trip or two around the Pepsi Center. With Thomas Vokoun finally performing to his all-star potential and Olli Jokinen continuing superhuman play, our Panthers have a chance to challenge the Avs for hockeys ultimate prize. This is exactly the type of team the Cats need to beat in order to quell recent criticism and get this city believing theres a championship-caliber team playing at the BankAtlantic Center.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2008