I agree with Edmonton Oilers’ head coach Tom Renney who was pleased with the Oilers’ effort. For fifty minutes, the Oilers carried the play, and Renney should be delighted with the play of Teemu Hartikainen, Linus Omark, Ryan O’Marra and Magnus Paajarvi. They held their own and played at a high level. The Flames were lucky to beat the Edmonton/Oklahoma City Boilers. (Oarons just doesn’t make any sense!)
In curling, I’ll tell you again, if Amber Holland had Jennifer Jones’ front end, Canada would have won the Women’s World Curling Championship easily this past week. I would take Dawn Askin and Jill Officer over Heather Kalenchuk and Tammi Schneider any day. Team Canada simply could not make a shot in the tenth end of the Gold medal game against Sweden’s Anette Norberg, and at the end of the day, it cost them significantly.
Finally in March Madness, Connecticut, Butler, Virginia Commonwealth and Kentucky are off to the final four next weekend in Houston. We have two NCAA basketball powerhouses in UConn and Kentucky, and two schools that many basketball fans will cheer for because of their underdog, small school status!