I don't think I need to introduce you to Maëlle Ricker, Canada's Golden Girl (sorry Mrs. Nussbaum) this morning after she won the women's snowboard cross yesterday. And DOMINATED. I said I loved yesterday's OHD, but today I mean it. What a personality! Did you see her post-race interview? What a smile. And giggling! Lots of giggling! She seems so nice and cool. Could totally picture her with me chilling with a fattie and watching a South Park marathon. Anyway, congrats Maëlle, you've got a whole country trying to figure out how to type an ë this morning.
In other Olympic news, the hockey team hit the ice and scared the hell out of me by not scoring for a period. They made up for it in the 2nd and 3rd though, and cruised to an 8-0 win over Norway. Iginla with a hat trick. Elsewhere, our curlers opened with wins, including two wins for Kevin Martin and the men. Martin looks on his game. I saw him easily draw to the button when he needed to and make a spectacular angle raise takeout for three. I can't believe I just wrote "angle raise takeout for three" and actually knew what it meant.
In Canadian Olympic chokage yesterday, Patrich Chen stepped out of a triple axel and ended up 7th after the short program. In Olympic stupidity news, biathlon officials can't tell time.
Finally, in non-Olympic sort of Habs news, guess who's been asked to coach the Canadian men under-18 team this year? Really, go ahead and guess. The answer is pretty fucking funny.