Friday, May 13, 2011

The Great Granlund: Video

If you didn't get a chance to check out Finland/Russia today at the World Hockey Championship you missed what will likely end up as the goal of the year, NHL or otherwise. Mikael Granlund a Minnesota Wild draft pick from 2010 notched a beauty as the Fins knocked off Russia and advanced to the gold medal game where they will meet Russia.

This goal is unbelievable for a few reasons.

1. Granlund steals the puck from a Russian player it the corner.

2. He dances around a Russian defender behind the net.

3. He pulls off the move at high speed, as opposed to past goals (Sidney Crosby, Mike Legg, Kyle Beach) where the players were standing still behind the net.

Outstanding stuff from Granlund who's tied for 4th in tournament scoring with 8 points. it has been a young man's event as Blues forward and 2006 draft pick Patrick Berglund is 2nd in scoring, just ahead of Islanders centre John Tavares.

1 comment:

Guy Flaming said...

The only other guy I recall doing it in while actually skating is Robert Nilsson when he was still with the Islanders farm team: