The Habs may be on horseback staring at the sunset (not the best analogy, but it allowed me to use the cool cactus photo), but there's still plenty of hockey action out there:
- In the World Hockey Championship, Danny Heatley scores the winner in the final minute as Team Canada defeats the U.S.A... just as it should be;
- Russia takes out Denmark 4-1;
- The Czech Republic lays a back alley beating on Italy, 7-2, and shows them how the game is really played;
- And in the "I didn't even know these guys had a team" game, Latvia beats Slovenia 3-0.
The good news if you're still looking for a Hab-related fix: Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn and Mikhail Grabovski are wearing the world-championship jersey of with their native Belarus. Tomas Plekanec has answered the call for the Czech Republic, as has Canadiens' captain Saku Koivu (Finland) and Andrei Markov (Russia).
This gives us lots of options to hopefully be able to call at least one Hab a champion this year.
And I'm pretty sure that the NHL semi-finals are set in stone, not that we really care. Go Red Wings, I guess...