chance of bowl: 13.6%
Datsyuk locked up his 3rd consecutive Selke trophy (best defensive forward) and state of Michigan ties Ryan Miller (Vezina) and Duncan Keith (Norris) won their respective trophies.
Sidney Crosby professed his love and admiration for NHL legend and Red Wing Hall of Famer (and my favorite player of all-time) Stevie Y; I found that pretty amusing.
The surprise of the night: Henrik Sedin of the Canucks took home the Hart Memorial Trophy (NHL MVP). Not Sidney Crosby. Not Alexander Ovechkin.
Congrats to all the winners.
A place for me to rant and rave.
Bonderman strands a leadoff triple. Better than I was expecting.
And what in the hell is up with Rod's glasses? Everytime I see those the only vision I get in my head is Mars Blackmon in the Air Jordan commercials of the late 80's.
Scoreless thru 1.
Just wanted to pass along the heads up:
Byfuglien, Sopel, Eager on the way out. Does it end there?
Ghana, then the winner of South Korea/Uruguay
Compare that to:
England (Germany, Argentina), and vice versa with Germany
Argentina (Mexico, Germany/England), and vice versa with Mexico
Groups E-H have the top five teams in the world, according to FIFA.
I'm not saying they will actually make the last four, but the path could not have worked out more favorably.
None of the teams we will/could face will be easy, but you gotta like the team's chances of making a deep run into the tournament. For comparison, lookat what England will be up against in its next two games.