Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In case you crashed out and missed the final Hockey Night In Canada closing montage of the playoffs, here it is and it's worth catching up on. It must have cost a ridiculous amount of money to license one of the greatest songs of all-time from The Rolling Stones, and it would have been a hard sell to CBC execs considering it was aired in the early hours when only the drunken maniacs and die-hards are still awake to soak up every last visual of the season.
But HNIC does everything with class and that's how they rolled out of another great season on the air. You could put this song to a video of Jacques Martin eating Muslix and you'd still be moved.
There's a few great Senators moments in here, including Chris Neil screaming "Let's see how tough you are in Ottawa!" and, of course, the monstrous demolition of Lars Eller by Eric Gryba in the first round.
Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, and to an old fave of mine, Ray Emery, for winning the only trophy that matters.
Black Aces will be around offering a take on any major Senators draft news or signings in the next few weeks.