February 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments


posted by tommybiden at 09:32 AM on February 28, 2020

Edit: Note, not truly representative because one of Crosby's gloves got stuck in the netting above the boards and wasn't discovered until much later after everyone left the ice.

posted by grum@work at 07:04 PM on February 28, 2020

Jarome: One of the things I learned about Sid during that tournament is that he's vocal. He's always talking out there, trying to direct play and get the puck to go where he wants. It's one of the things that make him a great player, absolutely. But one of the things I picked up on was that he has a few different ... voices, let's say. If there's an outlet pass to relieve some pressure, he might say, "I'm with ya'! I'm with ya'!" in a solid, stern tone.

And, as a player, you know that he's open and ready to go. Pretty standard.

But he's got this other voice, this other octave, that he goes to when he really wants the puck. It's more of a yell. Guy just loves to score.

So, I think on our second shift in OT, he brought the puck in, tried to make a move and it ended up in the corner. I cycled in below him to help out and it ended up on my stick, and then I heard that voice.

"Iggy! Iggy! Iggy!"

Loud. Clear.

It almost shocked me, a bit.

I gotta get this guy the puck.

I think Ryan did a good job of getting me up against the boards and I just did my best to move the puck to Sid. Then the next thing I heard was the crowd on the other side of the glass in front of me. I didn't even see it go in. The place erupted and it's all a bit of a blur after that.

From an excellent article about the game at the Player's Tribune.

posted by grum@work at 07:06 PM on February 28, 2020

From the harbour....

posted by grum@work at 07:08 PM on February 28, 2020

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