RECORDS: Hawks 50-22-7 Avalanche 1-786-2
PUCK DROP: 8pm Central
DON’T CRY FOR THEM FOR THEY ARE ALREADY DEAD: Mile High Hockey
ADJUSTED TEAM CORSI %: Hawks – 50.8 (13th) Avs – 46.2 (29th)
ADJUSTED TEAM xGF%: Hawks – 49.5 (18th) Avs – 46.0 (29th)
POWER PLAY %: Hawks – 18.3 (18th) Avs – 12.7 (Dead Ass Last)
PENALTY KILL %: Hawks – 77.7 (25th) Avs – 76.5 (29th)
I’m not sure that since we started doing this there’s a more meaningless game than this one tonight. It’s been rare that the Hawks have everything so cinched up so early. There was 2013 where they really didn’t give a fuck about much in the last week and sent the Icehogs to play the Blues because thanks to the lockout their season was already over. 2010 saw them scrapping for the #1 seed overall until the last day of the season. The past two seasons have seen them pretty well entrenched in third but there was the hope that they could get higher. This is merely running out the clock.
And across the ice they’ll see one of the worst teams in the modern era, who have been waiting to bust out the golf clubs since about January. And not to actually play golf, but to repeatedly bash into their own skulls to see if they can still feel anything anymore.