Trade deadline has come and gone, teams are making one last surge for a playoff spot, and impact players are dropping like flies. First Star, Worst Star is as healthy as ever though!
David Schlemko went from being expendable on the COYOTES(!!!), to being expendable on the Stars, to being picked up on waivers by the Flames as they try to patch the gaping wound left by the loss of Giordano, to cementing his place in NHL shootout lore with a real dandy of a move.
Some things to keep in mind here; Schlemko is a DEFENSEMAN! And he’s out there dangling like he thinks he’s Pavel Datsyuk.
It looks like he almost loses everything at one point, but has enough control to roll with it and just squeak it in past Rask.
I don’t know that there’s any goalie in the league who has the “bolt from the net the second the puck crosses the line” down pat as well as Tuukka Rask.
Depending on how things break over the last month of the season this could potentially be the highlight of the Flames season!
Let’s do a complete 180 and go from an amazing goal to a hilariously awful missed attempt. I shouldn’t say that; the attempt itself was fine. But it could not have ended more anticlimactically, and when you’re already up 6-0 it’s also a pretty solid dick move.
But this IS former Oiler great Linus Omark we’re talking about. A guy who hurt Dan Ellis’ feelings so badly with this classic shootout goal that it basically submarined his career.
You do have to give Omark some props for being ballsy (and/or stupid) enough to try and pull off something this obnoxious in the middle of a game. I mean, the kid DOES have some moves! SOMEONE SHOULD SIGN HIM TO AN NHL CONTRACT! Err, wait….