I’ve always wondered what it would take to get a person that isn’t into hockey to really appreciate it. Sometimes all it takes is just a big name. Sometimes it takes an actual game in person to really appreciate it.
But if I was to point out one thing, it may have been the USA vs Russia game I just witnessed.
The game had great stops, great scores, top notch players and a thrilling shootout that was heart-racing. Plus whenever Doc Emrick calls a game, it’s always good.
Hockey is a simple game but it isn’t fun for everyone unless there’s some kind of interest. In a game like this, it had all of that. USA vs Russia was a great storyline. The world’s top players. And throughout the game, we were introduced to great shots, great goaltending, a controversial goal that was wiped away and non-stop action.