I'm sure many hockey fans read this, but Martin Brodeur chipped in with the quote of the day in yesterday's Globe and Mail following Sunday's loss to the Czechs:
What an odd turn of phrase coming from some who plays for the Devils.
"European players are supposed to be exciting, offensive players," said Brodeur, a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the New Jersey Devils, but without a world championship. "We didn't see that from the Czechs. They just sat back, that's for sure. The best players in the world beat us like the New Jersey Devils beat other teams to win the Stanley Cup."
Traffic-wise, it was a huge day yesterday on my little site here — the biggest since the cancellation of the season — and I'm sure this is due to the interest generated by the World Championship final more than anything I've posted lately.
The big numbers were enough to bump me over 10,000 hits — a modest total considering I don't self promote. I started this thing five months ago as a way to stay sharp writing about hockey whenever my job didn't allow me that opportunity (which includes the next four months). That said, it's certainly been a pleasant surprise that so many people keep stopping by to read whatever goes on in my hockey-nerd universe.