Saturday, January 19, 2008

Holy Crap!!

ESPN's Barry Melrose:
Nash scores a lot of highlight goals. He's gigantic. But that's got to be the best goal of the season, maybe the last two seasons. This is better than Ovechkin's. [1]

Blue Jackets Center Dan Fritsche:
I could do that. On Xbox. [2]

What an unbelievable goal by Rick Nash! This is probably his second "Holy Crap!!!" goals this season, that I am aware of.

Rick Nash, October 25, 2007 (Columbus vs. Blues) - The between-the-legs-then-upstairs goal:

January 17, 2008 (Columbus @ Phoenix) - The Multiple Deke-Out Goal:

Here is the Alex Ovechkin on the back goal that was talked about (Which ironically happened January 16, 2006, in Phoenix):

I missed Hockey Night in Canada Radio's interview with Rick Nash yesterday, unfortunately. I would have loved to listen to that. I wonder if Don Cherry will mention anything about it on Coach's Corner.

When I decided to follow hockey again and to choose a team to root, people laughed at me for choosing the Blue Jackets (or didn't even know Columbus had a team. Needless to say the people I know are not hockey savvy). But with Pascal Leclaire and his 7 shut-outs this season, and Rick Nash with these awesome "Holy Crap" goals, and Nikolai Zherdev having a break-out season, and the Jackets mid-way through the season within playoff contentions....Needless to say I am extremely excited and feel like sticking it in their faces.


[1] What they're saying about Nash's goal. Columbus Dispatch Online (January 19, 2008).

[2] What they're saying about Nash's goal. Columbus Dispatch Online (January 19, 2008).

Monday, January 14, 2008

Thought while watching the Blackhawks Game

Sunday, January 13, 2008.

Blackhawks vs. Predators (in Nashville).

Comcast SportsNet Chicago

It is very odd to see the Cracker Barrel advertisement on the boards at the Sommet Center. Appropriate for the location (I think every exit in Tennessee has one), but still odd.

Also strange: The Shane Company advertised on the ice. I guess whatever generates the revenue.