Johan Backlund (31)

Johan Backlund (31)

Well, the Phantoms lost 7-0 to Binghamton Senators on Thanksgiving Day. Then on Black Friday, they went down 5-1 to Hershey Bears. Hopefully the latter of a back-to-back series with Hershey on Saturday night will show a little more aggression, some better fore-checking, and seeing the guys move towards the attacker with puck. Johan Backlund is much better than his 2.79 GAA shows. Having a bunch of guys that are paid to stop and block shot, paid to take the man to the board, and paid to stand them up at the blue-line, no of whom are doing any of those, you cannot blame to goalie. A good goalie has good “D” working in front of him. Sad situation.

But you know what. These are my Phantoms, and through thick or thin, good or bad, ups and downs, I will support them with all I can. This is our team Adirondacks, Glens Falls, even Saratoga… Get the hell off your couch and get out and support pro hockey in our town. I want to see a sellout like last night at every game. Get behind the team, folks… It’s not hard…