If the U.S. kept the shutout going,
SMITTY2 would have a commanding 2.9-point lead over 2nd place right now.
But Ron Wilson came in and hit SMITTY with a steel chair.
And SMITTY may be in the most vulnerable position he/her has ever faced.
Because the next contenders both have their C's and A's alive.
And they both have Crosby as C and Parise as the A.
JJMARKEY may always wonder how things could have been different.
Kiprusoff did not help the cause.
And after Kipper's performance, he may not be getting the nod in the Bronze game.
Needs Kipper to start today in order to stay alive.
The shutout by Miller would have vaulted JERRPERLIS to 3rd place, albeit 3.7 points behind first place.
For the Gold Medal, since a shutout by Miller translates to 0 points by Crosby, JEFFPERLIS is left in a tough spot here.
He needs Sid to show up on the scoresheet.
And a shootout to rack up points for each goalie save.
So many avenues could be taken to the belt.
Brian Rafalski did his job on Friday.
Marian Hossa hanging around with Alternate multiplier.
An appearance by Kipper would help.
A feature being added to the Playoff version is being able to create groups or "leagues."
We noticed this immediately when everyone involved in developing Rinko wanted to partake in a side-bet.
The "follow" feature is great, but there's a better way to implement it.
So, anyway, here's our standings from the Rinko people.
BOB1TH is the backbone of the entire operation.
Without him, everything dies.
RICK — 326
TPBDEREK — 517
ANTIGABE — 555
And then…the Blue Blazer Award winner: