Saturday, April 17, 2010


The playoffs are finally here!! Round one started on Wed. and I am mostly happy with how it is going so far. The playoffs are going to be tough this year with all of the talent on both sides. Here are the round 1 match-ups:

Western Conference:
1) San Jose Sharks vs. 8) Colorado Avalanche
2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. 7) Nashville Predators
3) Vancouver Canucks vs. 6) Los Angeles Kings
4) Phoenix Coyotes vs. 4) detroit red wings

Eastern Conference:
1) Washington Capitals vs. 8) Montreal Canadians
2) New Jersey Devils vs. 7) Philadelphia Flyers
3) Buffalo Sabres vs. 6) Boston Bruins
4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. 5) Ottawa Senators

My Picks:

Western Conference:
  • Sharks vs. Avs- This one is a given! The series is tied at 1 and the next game is tomorrow!
  • Hawks vs. Preds- I am going with the Hawks in this one! Nashville leads the series 1-0.
  • Canucks vs. Kings- I am going with the Kings in this one! Vancouver leads the series 1-0.
  • Coyotes vs. red wings- Do i really need to say it? The series is tied at 1.

Eastern Conference:
  • Caps vs. Habs- The Caps are my overall pick for the Eastern Conference! Montreal leads 1-0.
  • Devils vs. Flyers- I don't care about either team. The series is tied at 1.
  • Sabres vs. Bruins- I like both teams but going with the Sabres. The series is tied at 1.
  • Pens vs. Senators- I am going with the Senators. The series is tied at 1.

Well those are my picks for the first round. Round 2 will be up when it starts! I am happy with how the playoffs have started. There have been a few very exciting games and a few underdogs that have won! I will be happy as long as the wings and Pens don't make it any farther than the first round! I have had enough of those two teams in the playoffs the last 2 years!

Out of the 27 players on the Avs' roster, 14 players have never been to the playoffs before. We are one of the youngest teams in the NHL so the veterans are stepping up the leadership during the playoffs! GO AVS!!!! :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Soccer has been going on for a few weeks now and I am having so much fun! It took me awhile to get back into it since I haven't played since 6th grade but the choice to do it again is turning out to be a good one. Plus we have the best team ever! Both varsity and JV are amazing and I have made many new friends. Even though JV has a little too much fun at practice!

Having practice every day after school gets tiring after a few days. I just want to go home and sleep most of the time! Plus we play in Colorado where it's freezing even in the spring! Such as today when the wind was pretty much stronger than we were and was just blowing the balls and our bags everywhere around the field. It was very annoying. Not much got accomplished today in practice because we were chasing all of our stuff around!

JV has had 2 games so far this season. Our first game was against one of the best teams in Colorado; Valor Christian. They dominated the game but we all learned a lot. The final score of that game was 9-0. Our second game was yesterday against Vanguard and it was an amazing game. We did a lot better on offense and our defense was great. We did end up losing the game but it was still a great game. The final score was 3-1. We are done for games this week and don't play again until Wednesday when we go to play Legend. After we play Legend, we are back home on Friday and play against Vista Ridge. Both should be great games!

Even though soccer is making me so tired and sore, I am glad I decided to play again! Plus I am wearing number 10 which is one of my lucky numbers! Can't wait until our next game!