It seems like just yesterday the 2012-13 ECHL season had just started, and I was still struggling to spell (much less pronounce) a bunch of the Walleye players’ names. Alas, the Kelly Cup playoffs start this week, and through force of will, luck and playing the Wheeling Nailers a billion times, the Walleye have made it to the postseason.
Get your mind outta the gutter folks – that post title does not mean what you think it means.
The Walleye were blessed (or so we thought) with a three game homestand last weekend, with two of the games versus divisional opponents. Although somewhat solidly in playoff position, a good weekend would’ve gone a long way in gaining some breathing room.
Four game winning streak. Three game losing streak. Three game winning streak. Whatever Walleye, just know I prefer streaking on the winning end, please and thank you.
First off, apologies for missing Walleye Monday last week – I know all 7 of you regular readers were heartbroken. I actually moved last Monday, meaning my computer and my brain weren’t completely hooked up until mid-week. Damn you real life!
The Walleye have actually done very well since I last wrote a post – perhaps this is a sign? Anyway, after the break enjoy catching up on the last two weeks of Walleye hockey. Now in bullet point form with a bonus highlights video so you don’t poke your eyes out by the end of the post!
The Walleye had a busy week, what with four games on the schedule, three of them at home. But really, what is most important are the glorious jerseys above that the team wore on Saturday night. Oh to have been there in person – one would have made a great counterpart to my Express beer jersey. Sigh.
The week for the Walleye looked so promising – one last game on the road at Wheeling Thursday night, and then back-to-back games at home vs. North Division newcomers Fort Wayne and Evansville. They should do well, I thought. I should stop thinking.
The Express entered the week in 10th place in the conference, vying with the Cincinnati Cyclones and Reading Royals for the eighth and final playoff spot. With four games on the schedule last week, it really was make-or-break for Chicago.
The Express played four games last week, an important stretch while battling to remain in a playoff spot. Perhaps someone should have reminded the team of that. Oh well.