Saturday, 13 June 2009

King Penguins

I had quite forgotten how much I used to enjoy watching ice hockey. This morning saw the 2008-09 season come to a close with a game 7 in Detroit between the Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Home teams were 12-2 in Stanley Cup game 7s but the Penguins held a 2-0 lead going into the third period. Detroit pulled one back but lost 1-2. It really is a great game with some great traditions. Not shaving in the play-offs, the handshake, the players each having a day with the cup. In many ways, it's a very English sport, with its unwritten rules of engagement.

Sadly not that great for trading any longer, the 8 second delay put an end to that, and 'only' £165,000 traded on the biggest game of the year. £14 of it is mine! but for once I was able to enjoy the sport rather than use the game as my medium for trading.

Good night.

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