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The Toronto Sun's Mike Zeisberger wrote a lovely article about the genius that is one William Scott "Scotty" Bowman:
It is 11:03 local time here Wednesday night and the Chicago Blackhawks — the team his son Stan primarily built — has just beaten the host Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, thanks to a pair of goals in the final seven minutes that helped snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Hawks comeback has been engineered not by Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane, but by a 20-year-old Finnish rookie named Teuvo Teravainen, who scored the equalizer on a seeing-eye shot from the top of the faceoff circle, then set up Antoine Vermette’s winner by creating a turnover deep in the Tampa Bay end.
Now, as Teravainen is being led past us to a nearby interview room, Scotty Bowman finally reveals what’s going on between those 81-year-old ears.
“Did you see the way Teravainen knocked the puck off the stick of that Tampa player (J.T. Brown) that led to that Vermette goal?” Bowman asks. “He’s got a great ability to do that. He reminds me of Igor Larionov the way he can do that.”
Scotty Bowman is right, of course. When it comes to hockey, he is right about most things. And you can bet that, in this arena filled with about 20,000 fans, media and workers, only he could see a bit of Igor Larionov in Teuvo Teravainen.
Continued...And I wish he was still doing this for Detroit, but I'm glad that Scotty's still "in the game"...