November 3, 2010

Showing up Your Old Team 101: Score Your First Career Hat Trick Including the Game-Winner in a Game in Their Building

Vancouver Canuck Raffi Torres may never have been thought of as a legitimate scoring threat during his career, but let me tell you: on that first goal of his against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night, definite shades of Happy Gilmore. It's somewhat fitting that he notched his first hat trick against the Oilers, the team for which he played four seasons and with which he had his best one, scoring 41 points back in 2005-2006. In fact, all things considered, the most surprising thing about last night's game isn't necessarily the hat trick. I was just wondering what the hell Torres was doing on the Canucks' power play. Any chance head coach Alain Vigneault moonlights as a psychic?

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