I have no idea what some people are thinking….
The game last night wasn’t the best… it went to a shootout and we lost, not getting a single shot past Garon. JR was playing like he had a rocket up his butt – could have been fueled by the fact that he was left off Team USA for the olympics. The Canucks seemed to completely break down during the penalty kill and even giving up chances when THEY were on the powerplay. Although the Brothers line combined for some points, Hank’s 7 game scoring streak ended.
Predictions are in for who will make Canada’s olympic team – the announcement will be made Wednesday @ 2:00pm PT in Vancouver.
Also, as reported last night, unfortunately, Gretzky’s mother has passed away. It makes me think of many things… she had lung cancer, she was a mother, she was Canadian and apparently never even really liked hockey that much – she just wanted her kids to be happy. Hockey in Canada is much more than just a sport. It’s a legacy, it’s a part of our national history and identity. For some reason while writing this I thought of the story – The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier. You can wiki it, you can look it up on Amazon, it’s a great little story and worth checking out.