Last Thoughts on the Brier
Don't get too excited. I hope I simply mean about tonight's match.
The 10th end reminded me of yesterday's extra end with a bit of a role reversal. Alberta missed moving away one of Ontario's center guards, only to be spared by an Ontario miss, the n to fail to peel. This allowed hart to bury his shot.
Yesterday any steal hopes in the extra end were killed on the lead rocks.
Harris made a great comment regarding Martin's first shot - the fact that he is peeling makes it clear Martin is confident of his draw. Ontario decided to talk about it and block the path to their own as potential backing. Ontario were classy as well - they cleaned the track for Martin's planned draw. This is one of the things I love about this sport.
There is a contrast here from Martin's early years - the reputation for messing up ice (well, aside from Morris' knees). It is great to see. This Kevin Martin I can enjoy seeing win - I could not in his early days.
Martin's team deserved this one.