Nathan MacKinnon is doing things for Avalanche fans

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Nathan MacKinnon is doing things for Avalanche fans – Gudstory

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Watching a four-goal game is perhaps the rarest thing a hockey fan can witness in person. It’s not too far away from seeing a no-hitter. I’ve been going to hockey games for 364 years, and I saw one. Steve Thomas vs. Devils in March 1990 at Chicago Stadium. I didn’t have to look that up (well, the date I did, but I knew it was against the Devils) which tells you how impactful four-goal games are.

That’s why Joe Thornton reminded everyone that it was a big deal once upon a time. Rather, it is It had its own termRooster trick. Thornton was joking, of course. At least we hope. Thornton never scored four goals in a game after that, although you can bet the alerts went out on Twitter when he scored a hat-trick.

They seem to be more serious in Denver these days. Yes, Nathan MacKinnon is seriously hot (48 points in his last 25 games) and Avs fans are dreaming of another showing in June. Yes, he’s been the hottest viewer in the NHL for a while now this side of McDavid. There’s no sight like MacK finishing across the neutral zone and the audible sound of opposing men filling up their hockey pants as he approaches.

MacKinnon scored four goals against the Capitals on Wednesday night, and that seemed to be the event horizon for a couple Avs fans:

I think it’s not that far removed from the “rooster trick”, although this trick is somewhat more realistic. I’d like to think that the individuals who turned these clothes into projectiles/bonuses, A.J. They did not leave their seat to take it off, and b. He didn’t take off any other clothes to do this either. I saw zoolander, Use patience and prayer. Or you could go horribly wrong.

And now for some Auston powers

Staying in the NHL briefly, Auston Matthews scored the game-winner in overtime for the only goal of the game against the Jets, giving him 39 goals in 45 games.

That’s a 71-goal pace, and this will probably be the leading story in the league after the All-Star break. At least until the Leafs lose in the playoffs, of course.

MLS in Russia controversy

Interesting story FC Dallas exited Major League Soccer yesterday, with FC Dallas negotiating the transfer of striker Jesus Ferreira to Spartak Moscow for $13 million. At least until the league stepped in and told Dallas there was no way they could deal with a Russian club.

Since the invasion of Ukraine, like most other sports, Russian football has fallen out of favor with FIFA and UEFA. They do not participate in European club competitions, nor do they participate in World Cup or European Championship qualifiers. This negatively affected Russian clubs financially, making it difficult for them to pay transfer costs, which was perhaps the main reason for MLS, other than dealing with any Russian company.

The first reaction of many soccer fans is how strange and strange it is for the league to have a say in how individual clubs do business, and weariness with the single-entity structure that MLS continues to hold back. Than it could be. However, the most intriguing aspect is why Dallas believes it can make a deal with a Russian team in the current political climate. Did they think the MLS offices wouldn’t notice? The league has canceled transfers to the Russian league before, so the policy is very clear. Ferreira might have been dreaming of a bigger salary and opportunity in Europe, except that no one knows how much money any of these clubs actually have, and with no European competition available to them, Ferreira wouldn’t have been in the shop window, exactly.

However, Major League Soccer remains the most unusual league in this country.

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