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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A day that seemed straight out of NHL 94

I'll leave the real analysis to the SJ bloggers, but few days of NHL hockey truly made me think of video games (and made me old-time nostalgic) quite like the couple of Game 7s we had tonight.

Due to bad TiVo planning I only saw the OT GWG in Capitals - Flyers. But that was enough to see what might be the most NHL 08-like goal I've ever seen. Seriously, watch the replay of that goal.

Does that not remind you of one of those agonizing rebound goals...when your goalie just sits there like a doofus while your opponent scores a bullshit goal? Huet's head was just flat out frozen in the wrong direction like bad AI. (It even had Bill Clement's voice...seriously)

If that wasn't enough to make you think of hockey video games, the Sharks - Flames game was dominated by the penultimate hockey video game god, Jeremy Roenick. Can you believe he had 2 goals and 2 assists?!!!?!?!?

Say what you want about JR, but the guy's friggin' money. Going into this season, if someone told you that Roenick and Curtis Joseph would have weighed heavily in a huge playoff game, I would have said "Classic Sports doesn't count."

Stars - Sharks should be entertaining as hell. Preview(s?) coming soon...


Earl Sleek said...

Ha, great call. Huet really could have used my manual goalie skills on that play.

jamestobrien said...

Oh, by the way kids, my X-Box gamertag is jimbobri.

I'm about to sneak a game or two in but Wednesday has "6 pack of Woodchuck and NHL 08 marathon" written all over it, so look me up.

I will make you break your imaginary stick over your digi knee.

brokeyard said...

I know exactly the type of goal you're talking about. And the camera angle in the video adds to the NHL 08-ness.

White Buffalo said...

haha so true