The Canucks certainly made it interesting and exciting...More so than it should've been, possibly? After building up a 3-0 lead, they let the Hawks back in the game, all the way back in fact as they tied it up at 3-3, only to see Sami Samo bang in a rebound with just over a minute left for the winner. Drama for sure.
The Hawks need to be commended for never saying die. The Nucks at the same time need to learn to not be so darn PRETTY all the time. Just my humble opinion. Three passes too many. I know with a 3 goal lead you can afford to be a little cute. But too cute sometimes leads to BLOWING THREE GOAL LEADS. The Nucks were up 3-0, they had all the momentum, they had a four minute power play. And three or four times they made three or four passes too many. Just put the thing on the net, and good things will happen. Squander momentum and power play chances, no matter what the score is, and bad things will happen.
We've heard about it for a couple of YEARS now, but finally the 2009 RBC Cup kicks off tonight in Victoria.
As always, follow the tournament through it's online hub at HOCKEY CANADA
Gold In The Net's Aaron C Cornwell Memorial Golf Tournament goes tomorrow at Morning Star Golf Course. I will be playing the in the tourny, and I will also be the MC for the banquet afterwards.
Spots are still open, but register A S A P if you want to play tomorrow!
Here's a chat I had yesterday with Perry Elderboom, President and Director of Operations of Gold in the Net, about the golf tournament, what Gold In The Net is all about, and what it was like this year for Perry working with Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason, up for the Vezina and Calder Trophies at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas...