Pass or Fail: Cutting of the Hockey Net.
Congratulations Martin Brodeur for the all time wins mark. blah blah blah. Okay, now that is out of the way; what the hell happened after the game!? I understand that it is March and the NCAA tournament is on and the tradition for winning is cutting the net from the rim, but cutting the net from the goalie post? What the f?!?! Oh yeah, and what was with Marty shaking all the coaches’ hands with his LEFT hand. I thought Marty was a gentleman.
If you haven’t seen it, please watch this video. Watch how awkward this is. Now let’s get something straight. Hockey nets are not basketball meshes. They are about 70 times thicker and about 80 times bigger. Basketball meshes have to guide basketballs to the ground; hockey nets have to stop 80-100 mph rubber pucks. The worst thing about this was that Brodeur was given safety scissors to but the nets, when he probably needed gardening sheers. This has to be a definite fail for me. It just doesn’t work.
I felt bad for Marty because he couldn’t cut the whole thing – I don’t think anybody could. He had to stop after 1 minute because his hand started to hurt. I don’t know how the rest of the net was cut, but Marty looked pretty good draped in it when the net was finally off.
Solution: take the post off its moorings and lift it like you would have if you beat the stolen bases record.
** Elias’ picture is there because it amuses me.