He Shoots…. HE SCORES~!
I could have also titled this: “You’re Welcome, Edmonton.”
I should be an NHL coach.
Either that, or some Internet gnome told Oiler coach Craig MacTavish to read my blog, because the Oilers did the unthinkable and won Game 5, while on the brink of elimination.
What did I say? SHOOT THE PUCK!
What did the Oilers do?
They SHOT THE PUCK.
They scored their first goal on a deflected shot from the blueline. EXACTLY WHAT I SUGGESTED. The second goal was a laser beam from Hemsky from the top of the circle. The third goal was a crash play in front of the net. EXACTLY WHAT I SUGGESTED.
Then there was that wonderful breakaway goal in OT.
And – get this – the Oil OUTSHOT Carolina 29-24.
NHL teams looking for a coach – I could use a big payday. I may not win you the Stanley Cup the first year in, but I guarantee you’ll finish higher than Toronto.