Monday, June 19, 2006

In Hockey, As In Basketball, Sharp Teamwork Can Be Elusive

My piece on Saturday that praised the Carolina Hurricanes for their sharp teamwork, and described the ragged play of the Edmonton Oilers, must have inspired the Oilers, because on Saturday the two teams seemed to exchange places. In game 6 Edmonton, playing at home, by a score of 4 to 0, routed the Hurricanes, who looked confused and slow. Last night, in Raleigh, both teams played great team hockey, and as I had thought, the Hurricanes won the cup with a 3 to 1 victory (including an empty net goal). The difference was the play of the Hurricanes’ goaltender, Cam Ward. It was great hockey, and I love the new rules. I can hardly wait until next fall.

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At 10:07 PM, Blogger Sand Gets in My Eyes said...

Hey Russel - Just came across your blog and have spent some time reading it, although the only opinons we seem to share involve the great sport of hockey! lol Here in Saudi, we were able to watch the Stanley Cup about two days late, but watch it we did! Thank goodness for satellite which provides me with a year-round fix of hockey. They're still replaying games from last season every Wednesday night - who cares if I already know the score! Seriously tho, I appreciate your informed opinions on the big issues. It's always a good thing to see the other side. Take care and thanks for writing.


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