With 6 seconds left, the puck made its way to the rookie Vladimir Tarasenko. As if he had practiced this his whole life, he fired a wrist shot without blinking and roofed it. Scottrade Center erupted. The Blues would go on to win the game and unfortunately lose the series; however, this was one of the most exhilarating sports moments I have ever witnessed. Many of the hockey games I have been to have been memorable, but a couple of other experiences also stand out.
Today is that day. Today is the day I’m going to win the Stanley Cup. During the season I stayed at the Staal residence with the Staal brothers, Eric and Jordan. Eric is one of the best hockey players I have ever seen. In the past couple of seasons were rough for him.
Last year he spent significant time with the team and had some solid games which earned him playing time in the Playoffs. Marchenko is a defenseman who can move the puck pretty well, strong defensively, and a pretty good skater. He also comes with size that Detroit needs at that position (6’3 210 lb) but with the signing of Mike Green, there’s no real room for him to come up right away. That doesn’t stop him from being one of the top prospects to watch. Alexey has too many tools to be held down in Grand Rapids for long.
Today I am honored to be standing here presenting the Conn Smythe trophy to my friend Duncan Keith. The Conn Smythe is awarded to the most valuable player during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I first heard of this tremendous defensemen back in the 2009-10 season where he helped prevail the Chicago Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup victory since 1961. It seems like Duncan never has a bad season and makes very few mistakes on the ice. The amount of time he puts into this game really shows his dedication and love for hockey.
What can we attribute this to? The Talent There are more men – and women, playing as a result of the high cost of the battlefield. The talent pool has gotten bigger and the support and determination that these men and women carry onto the rink is undeniable. Nothing keeps the spirit of a true competitor from expressing itself, and sled hockey is a perfect
The defeat on the Soviet Union team, on February 22, 1980 is now known as the Miracle on Ice. The team faced Finland in the final as they completed the dream by winning and crowing themselves the best team in the world. This hockey team symbolized hope for the entire country, it showed everyone that when it doesn’t look like things are okay if you stick together and work hard you will be victorious. Herbs primary audience is the players in the locker room and the secondary audience is everyone who watched it after the game was over or years later to use as motivation. The speech was relatively short but to the point and he got the players persuaded to believing that they could win the game.
To no surprise, Stoll will be in the lineup tonight vs the Rangers on the Wilds fourth line. For the Rangers, to get back to where they were prior to this 2-6-2 skid, they need to concentrate on the little things, then work their way up from there. A plus for the Rangers is that they have arguably one of the best goaltenders in the world for them in between the pipes. If need be Henrik Lundqvist can single handedly win games for this team. Nonetheless, if he is going to win games he is going to need some help defensively.
There are numerous arguments that support or oppose the presence of fighting in hockey. The reasons to retain fighting in hockey are that it’s a hockey custom, which motivates and excites the fans and the players. According to CBC Sports (2011), there is a significant poll led by the National Hockey League Players ' Association that signifies about 98% of hockey players want fighting to be a part of the game because it inspires and entertains them in a captivating manner (para.1). Moreover, the enforcer who is also the fighter of the NHL team is often the most popular player and has a significant role to play in the game. For example, John Scott who is an enforcer was voted by the fans to play in the NHL All-star game, which is mostly played by skilled players (Cleveland, 2016, para.3).
Ever wonder why you have free health care? Well Tommy Douglas is the answer. In this speech I’m going to tell you about his childhood, what lead him to be named the greatest Canadian in CBC poll, The Greatest Canadian of all time by voters across Canada and the Father of Medicare, his achievements and failures and some of his other jobs and the education he needed. Firstly, his childhood was very normal. Some information about him is that his full name is Thomas Clement Douglas, he was born on October 20th 1904 in Falkirk, Scotland, But moved to Canada in 1909.
The person I chose that I would like to be described as is an ice hockey player known as P.K. Subban on the Montreal Canadiens. Subban is a great role model for young people and deserves the respect that I have for him. When he is on the ice, Subban is always working hard to get better at different zones of skill such as stick handling, shooting the puck, and body checking. When Subban is off the ice, he is always very fun and kind to his fans and even the opponent’s fans.
Dave Silk and Bill Baker got the goals. Herb felt they played well in their first Olympic game, and prepped them for the second game against Czechoslovakia which ended with a 7-3 victory. The first win for the US team in the Olympics. “The country was stunned, we had no faith that they would even tie Sweden. These were just a bunch of college kids.” They finished the group stage with a solid 9 points, tied with the group leaders Sweden.