Patrick won't leave without another Cup if I had to guess. He still has the capability to win one. The plain fact is, despite the presence of Blake , Foote and Devries in the lineup, Colorado's defense is decidedly average. I said at the beginning of the year and I'll say it again, trading Drury for Morris was retarded. What they should've done was keep Kasparaitis and just let him play the way he normally plays. Sure you will take a few bad goals because his positioning can suck at times, but his presence and intimidation factor on the ice will more than make up for it.
Last year they tried to get that mean streak back with Kasparaitis, didn't work. This year they tried with Marchment. Didn't work. The reason it doesn't work is becaues Lacroix is not willing to let those kind of players loose; he forces them to conform to Colorado's system. That's useless with those kind of players. If you don't let Kaspar play his game and take runs at people once in a while he's worthless. That's where he gets his motivation / spark from -- big hits.
I am a big Colorado fan because I love their style of play. They have an edge to their game but are also fast-paced and exciting. None of the NZ trap bullcrap you see with teams like NJ or Minnesota. It works but that's not the way the NHL will win fans.
As for tonight's results all I can say is, YYYYYYeah baby! Go Canucks, Go Sens! I'm hoping for that All-Canadian final so I can watch Don Cherry every game.