Ruutu's goal.... my favorite goals

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  1. AK Benny

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    Ruutu's goal was amazing. After he made all those moves you just knew the puck was going in, even with Marty in net. It made me remember some of the sickest goals I've ever seen.

    1. Can't remember his name for some damn reason, and it's killing me. But he was 19 years old on the Soviet's Rendezvouz '87 team and he scored a crazy goal on Fuhr. I know he played - horribly to his talent level in the show - for NJ among others. Just a sick goal where he used his amazing hands in a small space around the goal line.

    2. One of my favorite goals of all time, and off the radar of all time greats in a meaningful situation. '88 Oilers vs. Flames. Game 2 in Calgary. Oilers won game 1 versus, can you believe it now, favored Flames. Overtime and shorthanded I believe, Gretzky down the wall and with one of the greatest shots of all time. I do believe the water bottle had wood.

    3. Gretzky batting the puck out of midair and beating Mc Lean glove side, in the slot, vs. the Canucks for a G.

    4. Mario, actually this should probably be higher, figting off Bourque on a breakaway and roofing whoever in a playoff game against the B's.

    5. Another underrated goal, but it was so good at such an imortant time that it's become the "Ron Brind'a'mour of the mid 90's" where it was so underrated that it became not underrated, sorry if I'm boring you. Messier vs. Isles (I think game 3).
    Drove down right side, looked to cut in middle for a shot and Isles dman stepped up, brought back, around strong d, for an open snapper short side on Smith. Amazing goal in a clutch situation.

    6. Insert here Ruutu's goal. These are all up for debate by the way. I want to know what you remember!

    7. Can't believe I went this far. Bobby Orr vs. ?. Laying down on belly after being upended over blue line fed a pass around his falling legs to ? who beat tender from the right. One of the greatest plays ever.

    8. Another underrated goal. Kurri (I think) from Gretzky. Versus Chicago in playoffs in the mid 80"s. Gretzky looks to enter zone, circles, throws a 80 foot backhand pass to a streaking player coming off the bench (Kurri?) who scores on a mini breakaway. I came out of my couch on that one.

    9. Russians vs. Habs, sorry can't remember the year, maybe '76. Holiday night I believe. Retreived a puck in mid ice, just flying, jetted through the Habs D and scored. Fastest goal I've ever seen off a mid ice play.

    10. Saw this one in real life. World Juniors in Anchorage '88. Some fat Russian with sick hands broke down the wall in his own zone. Beat 2 Americans before the blue line, then snapped a 45 foot wrister past the goalie like he was sinking a three inch putt. There were several high wranking GM's sitting near me and one of them stood up and said, "Holy &#(#".

    Bring me yours.
     
  2. the "Ron Brind'a'mour of the mid 90's"

    You mean "Rod" Brind'a'mour. :)
     
  3. Tume

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    Wasn't it in '89? I'm not sure, but this player could've been Sergey Gomolyako. The Russian player said to have Gretzky's vision and Lemieux's hands. If I remember corretly he was Soviet U-20 captain with Pavel Bure. And the more talented one of those two.

    But he became ill with metabolism disorder....a very, very sad story.

    I remember one story about him. I read it from some Finnish newspaper. There was a practice game between HIFK Helsinki and Metallurg Magnitogorsk (don't remember the year, 1998,1999,2000?) played in Switzerland. Few HIFK players joked about him before the game ("Is that fat guy going to play") 'cause they haven't seen him before either. But after 10 minutes of play the score was 2-0 to Metallurg and "the fat guy" had scored 2 goals. And the second goal was like this: Gomolyako got the puck in HIFK blueline and started to "walk" towards the goal while stickhandling through few opponents. One defender tried to hang on his back but he just "walked" to the point and wristed a laser beam past HIFK goalie.

    A quote I found from internet about him: "Specialists used to say the following about young Gomolyako: He has the hands of a magician. Sergei was even destined for the hockey throne of Mario Lemieux."
     
  4. Tricolore#20

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    Are you talking about Valeri Kamensky? I know he scored an amazing goal, but it was coast to coast, and it may have been in the 87 Canada Cup. I didn't see the games, just the highlights, so I might be wrong.
     
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    everyone is saying how great Ruutu's goal was.. where can I see it for myself? :help:
     
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    Sergei Gomolyako was even drafted by the Calgary Flames in 1989, and a paultry 6-1 270.
     
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    Really interesting, the player that never was. "possibly the best NHLer ever" not a canadian, Calgary being better in the 90s, just wow.
     
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    Maybe he's talking about Valery Zelepukin ?
     
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    espn.com - if you download their espn motion software to play highlight clips and such. only place i know that shows the goal. go to the nhl or world cup section.
     
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    How about Doug Weight making the Calgary Flames look like absent-minded school girls in the late 90's. He split the D by turning to his side, then turned back and beat the goalie while straightening out his body. they just dont make em like they used to.
     
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    It was a shorthanded goal. Kurri and Gretz were the penalty killers so Kurri didn't come off the bench. I still have it on video from some Kurri special on Finnish tv. Kurri described it as the best goal he's scored.

    And the Ruutu goal should be on the official WC website.
     
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    I like the Lecavalier goal where he fell to his stomach on a breakaway and still somehow managed to roof the puck by sweeping at it.
     
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    i'm not sure but i think it was vladimir krutov....looong time ago
     
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    I saw a beaut by Kurri against the Rangers.

    Basically, it went like this...

    Gretzky is standing motionless between the circles while Kurri is skating towards the net.

    So...

    Gretzky passes it to Kurri
    Kurri one times the pass back to Gretzky...
    ... who one times it back to Kurri...
    ... who one times it back to Gretzky...
    ... who one times it back to Kurri... and bang, it's in the net.

    The announcer was like "Gretzky, Kurri, Gretzky, Kurri, Gretzky, Kurri, SCORES!"
     
  15. espo*

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    Denis Savard's first time he pulled off his "spin-a-rama" move with Chicago would have to be right up there,i had never seen anything like it and could'nt believe he had just done that.I can still remember the look of astonishment on the defenseman's face after he got beaten,he had this look of "what the hell was that?" on his face.He took the guy right out of his jock!!Definately one of the sweetest , most highlight reel goals i've ever seen.Another one of my favourites was also from Canada Cup circa 1987,it's not a well known goal but was the best goal of the tourney as far as skill and hockey sense combined is concerned and that's saying something!!. Let's try to describe it here.It's in the Russian end,Messier in front of the net with a soviet d man on him,Gretzky passes him the puck on the right side and then skates toward the goal,Messier then gives it back to him once he is in position the Gretzky puts it perfectly on Bourque's stick who is pinching in from the left side just as he arrives at the side of the net.Believe me, it was a thing of beauty,if you have tapes of the series you should check it out as it's just sweet,it's ten times better in the watching then the telling,check it out sometime.

    I could name about one hundred Mario goals here but i'll throw some in later,my hands are getting tired right now.
     
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    I'm rested......How about Mario's goal against Quebec where he carries two players on his back while they are hooking the hell out of him and still takes it all the way to beat the goalie on a breakaway,unbelieveable goal,wonder if anyone remembers it??
     
  17. AK Benny

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    You're right about it being Kamensky. And I should have had that goal in my top ten, totally forgot about until I read my new Hockey News where they discuss the greatest games ever played in September. The goal I'm talking about was definitely in the Rendezvous series game 2. And I'm pretty sure it was Kamensky's hat trick goal.
     
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    You sure that wasn't against the Devils in the infamous blow out game?
     
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    http://wch2004.com/highlights/index.html
    The highlight section for the World Cup of 2004. I'm sure it has the goal in the highlights for the Canada vs Finland game.
     
  20. Don't remember when it was, although I should.. but the Jagr goal from the early 90's I think, where he was tripped or something, but he was flat on his stomach and still managed to roof one past the goalie. Amazing goal..
     
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    I know some Mario ones. How bout where in around 95-96 or so, Lemieux is off one-on-one with a defender draped in front of him. Kirk McLean goes down a bit and doesn't anticipate a shot. Mario has it lost but between his legs. He reaches behind his body position, chips the puck up through the air and it deflects up high off McLean's glove and in. Then where he goes in alone, and two Leaf defenders catch up to sandwich him. He loses momentum so he pokes the puck forward then dives through the double defenseman wall and roofs it over Alan Bester maybe.

    Another one that was just a "who blinks first" thing is where Lemieux, in the early 90s I think, gets a great feed heading in off the hashmarks. A slow mo replay shows him face one-on-one with Beaupre who doesn't know quite what to do. Beaupre seems Mario wind up and goes to his knees. Then he just throttles in top corner with a narrow margin of error over Beaupre's shoulder. Just awesome timing. A sweet goal on the Bruins was where he got a cross-ice pass from Jagr who was looking to shoot at first. The goalie is frozen down on the ice and he can't get across. Mario is at almost a direct angle with the goal line and he gets the puck up off his skate, and fires it off the diving goalie's blocker and in. Wow.

    Also, that game vs. the Habs on the Sunday afternoon tilt in his last season before comeback (Feb. 1997). He scores 4 goals and the last one he retrieves a rebound, just blindly spins and fires the puck directly into the net. Like Messier's hat trick vs. NJ except Mario was not even close to the blueline and managed to throw it past everyone and in the net. Then the crowd gave him a standing ovation. His 1st ever goal was awesome as well. We all know it was 1st game, 1st shift, 1st shot. Well, the faceoff was won by the Bruins and Bourque holds, then tries to blast a shot through. Well, Mario swoops in and steals it then heads in alone up the left boards. He goes in toward the net and looks to stuff it by Pete Peeters on the right side so he's moving across that way but then he barely moves his body but his long reach drags the puck right back to the left and backhands it in. If there's a better 1st ever goal, I'd like to see it.
     
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    You guys have been talking about Valeri Kamensky's second greatest goal.

    The best shot I've ever seen was when V.K. was in Colorado and he did a gumby-twisty-twirly thing to contort his body around with such speed and balance, followed by an accurate shot in the back of the net - it was the shot of the year in the NHL.

    It was phenomenal.

    Does someone remember exactly which year?
     
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    i believe that was the '95-96 season. it won goal of the year but lost out on play of the year to osgood's save on sakic, where he dives across the crease.
     
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    I thought Kovalev's goal was sick even compared to Ruutu's.
     
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