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Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Aeros are going to win the Calder Cup in seven games

"How can this idiot make such a ludicrous statement when they still have to go to Manitoba and win BOTH road games there just to get to the Calder Cup finals," you say?

Here is why ... read this. I literally got chills.

For some reason, like this columnist, I never could let this go. How did this happen?
Now we know that the Aeros were involved in something that could only happen "A hundred million billion times."

Now those odds of becoming just one of four or five hockey teams to come back from a 3-0 deficit don't seem so bad, do they?

In case you have not seen the picture of the video referenced in the story, go here:


Ms. Conduct said...

Funny, I'd just read that and was about to come post it with my usual OMG!! stuff. But really... that was an awesome little bit of reporting there. My hat is off to Wessler.

beware the bear(ds) said...

The slow motion video shows the puck into and through the net and falling down.
The normal speed video...we watched it then, and again this time, several times and never could see it happen.
Noreau's shot must have whisked at lightening speed (well maybe not that speedy) to force the puck through the net at a weak spot without tearing it.

Forecheck said...

I think attributing it to statistical quirks in quantum physics is a bit much. Strange stuff CAN happen, but that occurs on the sub-atomic scale, not the macro.

I assume the net had a knot or two loose and the puck hit in a "lucky" spot with just enough velocity to get through. Kind of like to puck that now and then goes through the photographers' hole in the glass (right, Fred?).