Maybe I misunderstood Aero Joe tonight, but he said something at the end of his broadcast that really rubbed me the wrong way tonight.
In case you missed Team Three Stooges blew another two-goal third period lead.
The formula is rather impressive. Score first, score again and then figure out how not to do what other hockey teams have been successful at doing for, I don't know, the last 50-75 years. And Joe O'Donnell said something to the effect of "the Aeros are probably leaving the rink tonight again feeling like they should have come away with two points."
I totally disagree. I think they got exactly what they deserved tonight. Anton bailed them out many times in the third period and then, on a fluky shot from center ice, the Heat tied it. Hey, thems are the bounces. But to think they actually deserved an extra point in the standings is ludicrous. You can't think that when anytime you get more than two goals on the board it's an absolute fluke.
But maybe I am just extra cranky tonight because it's 12:15 or whatever. What do you think? Do you think the Aeros deserved to win? Maybe Joe meant this, though: "They Aeros are going to walk out of the rink tonight knowing they should have had two points tonight, but they blew it."
See, that is what he left out that he probably can't say: They. Blew. It.
Two weeks ago, when they blew a third period lead against Lake Erie, Mike Yeo said enough is enough. Then they blew another third period lead against Toronto, but still found a way to win.
Then, after beating OKC on the road, they blow two straight third period leads against what amounts to a very offensively weak Abbotsford team.
Yeo said enough is enough four games ago, yet they have done the same thing three of the four games since then. They have points in ALL of those games, but these missed points will haunt them in April.
It will be interesting to see how they close up the road trip. Sunday is an automatic loss, but maybe they find a way to rebound in the Saturday game against the Rivermen.
And maybe this team finds some leadership sometime between Western Canada and Peoria. Because right now they have a bit fat zero in that department.