Monday, February 22, 2010

Roberto Luongo

IT’S NOT LIKE CANADIAN HOCKEY FANS HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE…
12 YEARS AGO IN NAGANO…IT WAS DOMINIK HASEK…WHO OUT PLAYED PATRICK ROY…
AS A RESULT…THE CZECHS WENT HOME WITH THE GOLD MEDAL…
TEAM CANADA CAME HOME WITH NOTHING…
IN A SHORT TOURNAMENT LIKE THE OLYMPICS…
IT IS NOT ALWAYS THE TEAM WITH THE BEST TALENT THAT WINS…
BUT OFTEN…IT’S THE TEAM WITH THE BEST GOALTENDER…
AND LASTNIGHT…RYAN MILLER WAS MORE PROOF OF THAT…
AFTER THE GAME…TEAM CANADA HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK WAS CAREFUL NOT TO THROW MARTIN BRODEUR UNDER THE ZAMBONI…
AT 5.30 THIS AFTERNOON BABCOCK WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE…AT WHICH TIME HE’S EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE…
THE JOB NOW BELONGS TO ROBERTO LUONGO…
LET’S BE CLEAR ABOUT ONE THING…
LASTNIGHT WAS NOT JUST A ROUGH NIGHT FOR BRODEUR…IT WAS JUST THE LATEST IN WHAT HAS BEEN A MONTH LONG SLUMP…
HEADING INTO THE OLYMPICS….BRODUER HAD LOST 11 OF 16….INCLUDING 4 OF HIS LAST 5 GAMES WITH THE DEVILS…
IN HIS LAST START BEFORE HEADING TO VANCOUVER…BRODEUR GAVE UP 4 GOALS ON 22 SHOTS TO CAROLINA…AND WAS PULLED…
BABCOCK KNEW ALL THIS…AND STILL WENT WITH BRODUER…
UNFORTUNATELY IN THIS GAME…YOU PAY FOR YOUR MISTAKES…
TO WIN THE GOLD…TEAM CANADA NEEDS TO WIN 4 STRAIGHT…
IT BEGINS TOMORROW WITH GERMANY…
THEN RUSSIA…
THEN SWEDEN…
AND IF THEY SURVIVE ALL THAT…
ODDS ARE…THEY’LL SEE THE U.S. IN THE FINAL…
IT WOULD BE EASY TO WRITE THEM OFF…BUT THINK BACK TO 2002…
IN THE OPENER…SWEDEN BLASTED CANADA 5-2…
HEAD COACH PAT QUINN REPLACED CURTIS JOSEPH WITH MARTIN BRODEUR AND CANADA WENT ONTO WIN THE GOLD…
SO HOW EXACTLY THIS MOVIE ENDS…IS STILL UNCLEAR…
BUT AS OF TODAY…THE STARING ROLE…NOW BELONGS TO ROBERTO LUONGO…

1 comment:

robin said...

Brodeur may have made a couple of errors in that game, Mr. Pratt, but he was also 3 for 3 in the shoot-out against the Swiss.
Luongo is poor, at BEST, in shoot-outs.
They will go backhand, top corner on his ass all day long if it comes to the shoot-out.