Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:39 am
Edited on: July 18, 2011 2:33 pm
By: Adam Gretz
SAKIC SINKS $1 MILLION HOLE-IN-ONE: During his playing days in the NHL Joe Sakic was consistently one of the best players in the league, and finished No. 8 on the all-time points list. As he demonstrated over the weekend, he's a pretty good golfer, too. During the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Sakic aced the Par-3 17th hole, and in the process, won $1 million from the tournament sponsor. Sakic keeps $500,000, with the rest of the money going to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation for cancer research. USA Today has the story, as well as some quotes from Sakic. Here's video of the shot (via Puck Daddy).
MORE ON HORTON'S CUP ADVENTURE: DJ Bean from WEEI's Big Bad Blog has some updates on what exactly happened to the Stanley Cup before Nathan Horton could start spending his day with it. According to Bean, a JetBlue representative said the Cup missed its regularly scheduled 8 A.M. flight because it missed its 30-minute check-in time by seven minutes. It then had to take a later flight. So, again, the Stanley Cup was never lost. It was simply late.
MORE PROSPECT SHOOTOUT MAGIC: On Saturday night we showed you New York Islanders forward Ryan Strome scoring a beautiful goal during the teams blue-and-white scrimmage, but he wasn't the only youngster showing off some moves over the weekend. The Minnesota Wild held its prospect development camp as well, and here's a look at Mikael Granlund, the Wild's first-round pick in 2010, using the move made famous by Peter Forsberg during the 1994 Winter Olympics...
Sam Lofquist followed that up on Sunday by adding a little twist to that move, which you can check out by clicking right here.
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:27 pm
Edited on: May 13, 2011 4:29 pm
For all the spectacular goals being scored during the Stanley Cup playoffs, hockey players are trying to match the effort half a world away in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Minnesota Wild draft pick Mikael Granlund added to the highlight reels with a lacrosse-style strike in Finland's semifinal contest against Russia Friday during the IIHF World Championship.
Off a faceoff, the Finn popped the puck onto his stick in mid-stride, avoided two Russian defenders and whipped it over the shoulder of netminder Konstantin Barulin. The tally gave Finland a 1-0 lead.
Excuse the Finnish:
Granlund, selected by the Wild ninth overall in 2010, added an assist in Finland's 3-0 victory over the Russians.
Finland will face Sweden for the gold medal Sunday afternoon.
-- Erin Brown