If you forgot (and I’m sure you have because we did too), Tuesday November 16th marked the second birthday of the Fifth Feather. Technically, this is our third season as we started in the middle of November in the 2008-2009 campaign. You get the point, though.
We would like to thank everyone, lurkers and frequent commenters alike, for making this site what it is. Without you guys, we very likely would have folded up shop six months in. We’re still here and we hope we haven’t scared you off just yet.
So with that, let’s hope the Hawks celebrate our birthday week in style by nabbing at least four of the first six points on the Circus Trip. It’s not going to get much easier than Edmonton and Calgary right off the bat.
Not that this really means anything but the last time the Hawks lost in Edmonton was February 6th, 2008 in a 4-1 decision. The loss was their fifth straight at the time.
The last time they lost in Calgary, you have to go back all the way to November 22nd, 2006 when they dropped a 4-1 heartbreaker. Trent Yawney was in the final days of his head coaching career. Tuomo Ruutu scored the Hawks lone goal with assists from Carl Corrazini and Lasse Kukkonen. Funny side-note, I once turned Carl Corrazini into a 20 goal-scorer in NHL ’07. So the game wasn’t exactly the most realistic in the world. That feels like a lifetime ago.