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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Brunch: A Discussion of Hilariously Hypothetical Things Related to the NHL, part 1

Ok, so I am trying to star another possible recurring series here, I have my Tuesday morning coffee breaks as we know, but here's another one that's a little more reader interactive, every so often, on a random Sunday, I'm gonna toss out a discussion question related to a scenario that will probably never happen in the NHL, then I'm gonna ask you, the DGS loyal readers, to come up with a witty clever answer to whatever comes out of my mind. Now there's a good chance I'll run out of ideas and this will never get past the top 3 ideas that the DGS staff already has, but hey, once the season starts, I'm fairly certain that this will pick up again.

So here we go.

It's game 7 of the finals, triple overtime, after trade deadline savior Miikka Kiprusoff goes down to injury, Vesa Toskala is forced between the pipes for the Flyers. On the Sharks end, Joe Thornton is awarded a penalty shot. What happens next?


  1. oooh, I know this one!

    Thornton shoots wide, Toskala gloves the puck, and it rolls into the back of the net...ala Tony Lydman.

  2. Mike in Edmonton. (Give me a break).August 1, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    Actually, Toskala broke his ankle getting off the team bus that day. Boucher, got the emergency call to dress. He does make the save, but unfortunately blows out both ACL's celebrating his save. Ron Hextall is lurking under the stands, in his gear, as he does every post season. After finishing his Ginger Ale, (You don't have to be sweet to be good), he assumes his position between the pipes. During the ensuing face off, Jerome Iginla pushes the puck forwards, gains control, does a Savardian spinnerama, one toe drag, a leg kick then goes top shelf on Antii Niemi. THE FLYERS WIN, THE FLYERS WIN!!!

  3. In complete confusion, Joe Thornton actually takes the puck the wrong way and scores on Antero Niitymaki. Out of frustration, Niitymaki fires the puck out of the net, and down the ice. Toskala misplays it, and the puck trickles into the Flyers net.

    The baffled officials unsure of what to do count both goals.

  4. @DTV,

    That's probably what WOULD happen