Stanley Cup Memo to Hossa: That Goal Is Regulation Size

Published on 9-Jun-2015 by J Square Humboldt

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Stanley Cup Memo to Hossa: That Goal Is Regulation Size

In sports, it's well established that there are varying degrees of impossible.

For example, Los Angeles Dodger fans remember the good impossible.

That would be thanks to a hobbled Kirk Gibson's heroics in Game 1's bottom of the ninth inning of the 1988 World Series. The Dodgers were down, 4-3, and the pinch-hitting Gibson was down to his last strike:

On the flip side, more than one footballer has known the bad side of impossible.

Incredibly bad.

In fact, there are almost too many to mention.

But here are two that literally defy the definition of impossible.

Somewhere in between, on the biggest stage in hockey, Marián Hossa's assault on the impossible falls somewhere in between:

Bummer for the Blackhawks, given the final score.

In fairness, the Czech they call Hoss has an impressive résumé in pivotal games, including the Blackhawks' winning the Cup in 2010 and 2013. And this series is just getting to the fun part.

Game 4 is on Saturday. No one will be more anxious to lace up the skates and get it on than No 81. Odds are he wants another shot at an appointment with impossible.