By all rights, there’s no shortage of serious hockey stories to consider at CSTB late this evening. There’s Anaheim’s OT ouster of Vancouver last night, Friday’s pending Game 5 between the Rangers and Sabres, a Canadian government hearing over Shane Doan’s captaincy at the World Hockey Championships, or a huge upset victory for Germany over the Czech Republic at said tournament.
However, I’ll take the low road in typical fashion. There’s been a Bob Probert sighting. In Afghanistan. From NHL.com :
A team of Canadian NHL veterans has triumphed handily over a task force of battle-hardened soldiers in a chippy game of Afghanistan ball hockey.Under a blistering sun, a group of Canadian hockey heroes faced off against Team Task Force, with hundreds of fans cheering them on. With the Stanley Cup on display, players like Bob Probert, Mark Napier and Yvon Lambert put on a show for the crowd, handling the squad of soldiers 7 to 1.
It was so hot that midway through the third period, goaltender Ron Tugnutt had an iced cappuccino delivered to him in the crease.
Legendary enforcer Tiger Williams was also up to his old tricks, taunting the referees and getting into a playful scrap with Cpl. Mike Loder of the 2nd Newfoundland Regiment.