Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Draw #12: End 6 and ?

Note: This afternoon's game between Canada and the USA is at 2:30 EDT, not 2pm as it says on CurlCast.

So what on earth happened? Hebert is throwing second rocks for Canada, but of course we didn't see who is throwing the lead stones. I assume it's Meek. No explanation, but I assume they're rotating him in for different players. Morris draws to the 4' so Canada lies 3. Finland has a centre guard in the top 4'. The Fin vice hits, takes out only one, and over-rolls out to the 12'. Martin takes it out. Kiiskinen wrecked on their guard in the 4' but is overlapping it so it will be difficult to use either one of them. Martin is lying two and puts up a guard. It's not a great guard as there is still a sizable (for pros) port to go through for a Finnish tap up. But Kiiskinen tries a raise double through the port doesn't make it past the guard, giving up a steal of one. Finland concedes. Canada 12, Finland 4. To be honest, I thought Canada stole two that end, but I guess nobody really cared.

I might be able to cover a portion of this afternoon's game between Canada and the USA, but probably only the first half. Remember it doesn't start until 2:30 EDT.



At 4/08/2009 10:56 a.m., Blogger Alan Adamson said...

Yeah, they rotated Meek in to give him some exposure in an obviously won game (in fact I thought I heard Martin say they had won it already back in the first or second end).
I'll pick up from you this afternoon but please start.
It was amusing - it allowed Hebert to throw a heavy hit amidst amused commentary on how it would work out (not well, as it turned out, to wide amusement).

At 4/08/2009 12:45 p.m., Blogger Marc Bernard said...

It used to be, and probably still is, a rule that to receive a medal the fifth player had to get one end in somewhere during the week. Usually this happens near the end of a blowout.

At 4/08/2009 12:56 p.m., Blogger EclectEcon said...

I pretty much guessed what both Alan and Marc said in those earlier comments. My concern, rather, was that TSN didn't bother to explain what was going on. It was a lament/complaint about the lack of clarity in their coverage and was more of a rhetorical set of questions.

At 4/08/2009 1:04 p.m., Blogger EclectEcon said...

Let me add that Meek has already made an appearance at the 2009 world championships. They didn't need to bring him in this time just so he could win a medal.


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