As the Blackhawks take the ice tonight with a chance to lift the Stanley Cup, let’s hope they remember they are playing for all the Conference III legends who never had the honor of lifting the Cup for a Conference III team.
Despite a glittering record in Conference III, one Conference III legend in particular comes to mind:
It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?
Of course I am.
It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.
If Conference III was a bar, it’d be a bar in an industrial area that had been there for a million years, its zoning grandfathered by a city with more important things to deal with. It’d be populated with second shifters downing $3 pitchers and occasionally Thurston Moore would play there for some reason.
Never in their history have the Colorado Avalanche been so perfectly named.
An avalanche is nature’s great example of the law of conservation of energy. Energy cannot be created nor can it be destroyed; it can be converted from one form to another — potential energy to kinetic. Pent up momentum released by one movement — a wall of snow rushes downhill, sweeping up all in its path in a horrifying, irresistible cold terror.
This week, Colorado Avalanche executive vice-president of hockey operations Joe Sakic kicked a rock at the top of the mountain.