Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why Didn't Gushue Freeze?

At the end of the 6th end this morning, I queried why Brad Gushue, skip of Newfoundland, didn't freeze to a Manitoba stone in the 3rd and 6th ends. In both instances, he hit and rolled out, leaving draws for high scores.

So I asked him about it during the media scrum at the conclusion of the game. His answer was exactly the one I suggested: if the freeze hadn't been perfect, Stoughton could have scored even more.

As Alan says, "It's all about risk management".

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