Sunday, July 29, 2012

So much has changed

I was feeling a little hockey-starved, and all this London stuff has made me nostalgic for the Vancouver Olympics. So I decided to watch the Canada vs Russia quarterfinal game with a friend of mine on twitter. And, as it turns out, a lot of stuff has changed in the past couple of years:

  • It is now socially acceptable to acknowledge that Luongo is a good goalie
  • Patrice Bergeron is no longer underrated. It's amazing what a Stanley Cup will do. 
  • "Flyers captain Mike Richards and Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash" ... yeah. 
  • Eric Staal gets pummelled, then shakes it off and goes on for his next shift. Where are the concussion experts?
  • Speaking of concussions, hey Pronger.
  • Gonchar was a presence in this game (sigh)
  • Bryzgalov took over for Nabokov and nobody laughed.
  • So many too many men penalties were called, and nobody made fun of the coaches.
  • Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were on fire. Not so much these days.
  • Crosby does everything but score and still gets chirped. So, not much has changed on that front.
  • Semin, Ovechkin and Malkin on the same line seemed like a good idea at the time. 
  • Doughty, Bergeron, Toews, Keith, Seabrook, Richards are all suddenly Cup champions. 
  • Scott Niedermayer.
  • Pierre McGuire is still annoying.

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