Friday, February 17, 2006

beaver dam

I'm wondering if I'm getting softer in my old age, or perhaps it's the absolutely ludicrous weather in Ottawa right now, but I just enjoyed a women's hockey game. First figure skating and now this. Anyways, nothing against chicks playing sports, but usually hockey has been pretty lobsided in favour of the North Americans.

And then the Americans ran into a dam, a beaver dam by the name of Kim Martin. A 19 year old goaltender from Sweden, who by now has probably received countless marriage proposals from Swedish men (sorta like Katarina Witt) even though those men might not know any more about her appearance than this.

REUTERS/Shaun Best

The Swedish team is young (#16 on that team is actually 16 years old), with a great goaltender, and nothing to lose in the gold medal game against Canada. Anyone who has followed the Swedish mens hockey team over the last 10-15 years, might find it ironic that a goalie was their best player.

Finally, in a note of self-promotion, I might want to point out that in this very blog I predicted that Sweden would do well in hockey this Olympics and even though I was talking about the mens team, I'm gonna check this one off as a correct prognostication.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

beaver dam, lol, good one.