With two minutes to go, I think we were all thinking we’d be back in front of the big screen LG come Wednesday. And then –- one of the most unbelievable championship finishes in the history of sports.
Congratulations to Chicago! Boston, you’ve got nothing to feel bad about. Thanks to you both for reminding us all of how spectacular the hockey experience can be.
But the real big news from last night is that Will Zmak has won the Infamous Writers Hockey Pool in a dominating finish. Really, since the beginning of the finals, it has been clear who among us had been blessed by the hockey Gods this year.
This was the scene at Casa Zmak last night as Will realized he’d finally won it all.
Second place goes to perennial “Props” winner David Kinahan with Eric Anderson nosing out the final place on the podium.
Over in the PROPS division, Allan Eastman comes out on top and has me wondering how some guy on a Balkan beach who can’t even see the games knows so much about what’s going on.
He’s really back in Winnipeg, isn’t he?
I'll be in touch with all the winners over the next couple of days and Will’s address will be passed on to all poolies, so the booty of their choosing can be delivered to him.
The Legion will take care of rewarding our 2nd and 3rd Place finishers and the Props winner.
And then the shortened, but no less satisfying 2013 Season will be a wrap.
I hope you all had fun and the Pool added a little something to your enjoyment of what's already the best Championship series in professional sport.
And for those hungry to redeem themselves, the Infamous Writers Hockey Pool will be back for an Eighth Season next April.
Have a great Summer. Training camps open in about a month…
THE FINAL STANDINGS: