Bob Mackenzie: “That’s Just Hockey”

All right, one last post about Canada losing to Russia in last night’s gold medal game. TSN’s Bob Mackenzie has, not surprisingly, written the best article that’s going to get written on our sad 5-3 loss:

What a truly remarkable effort by a group of Russian youngsters who started the tournament losing to Canada and Sweden before fashioning amazing comebacks first against Finland, then against Sweden and ultimately Canada. Evgeny Kuznetsov was their Jordan Eberle, almost singlehandedly leading the uprising against Finland and then getting three assists in the third period vs. Canada. Vladimir Tarasenko took a skate boot to the head last night and came back to score a terrific goal. Their passion and their skill was undenaible. Their spirit was refreshing and watching them belt out their anthem after their come-from-behind wins over Finland, Sweden and Russian was awe-inspiring. They turned out to be a team of destiny, after all.

This guy is the Roger Ebert of hockey. A must read, unless you hate hockey or otherwise suck.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “Bob Mackenzie: “That’s Just Hockey””

  1. What I most relished was hearing one of the victorious Russian players yell “f*#cking AHHH!” right into the camera. We may have lost the game, but our sport culture rules!

  2. That is an awesome read… and it’s nice to hear something about the Russians aside from them being drunk after *shudder* celebrating.

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