Damn what a game Adrian Dater @adater tweeted “That third period should be immediately sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Unreal. Best period I’ve seen in years.” And no one will make a saner statement about it. Three Stars:
This period was just as action packed as the Canadian Goliath harried the Americans tying them and chaining them in their own end for stretches. Most improved player in this period: Martin Brodeur. Best defenseman of the game: Brian Rafalski
Damn, I thought USA vs Canada was going to have to work hard to top the early game. And they did. Uncharacteristic puck bobbles by “Mr. They Made The Trapezoid To Give Other Teams Hope”, sloppy clears by both bluelines,
Wow. What a contrast of styles this period. The Czech’s are all about misdirection, screens and being in position to recover a rebound. The Russians are all the Chicago polititicos of the tournament; Shoot early, and shoot often. As I
This was a bit different from the first period. There were less of the shattering hits that littered the opening. There were however more gloves in faces, some snarl. The Russians controlled the period, but took some really sloppy penalties.
Watching the first period there are two important things you need to take away from the play so far. 1) Is the simple one. The Russians have the best players on the ice, it doesn’t matter if its the two
I’m a long time hockey fan and will be an irregular blogger until someone decides to pay me to do so. Someday I will answer the questions as to who is the best player in the NHL, but not today.
3D Hockey you say? Yes, yes it is as mind blowing as it sounds. NBC has broken new ground in how it delivers the best known product at the Olympics. Disgrace, Disrespect, Dumb The NHL is partnered with NBC to