I'm a big fan of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" both the American and British versions. It's the show where "everything's made up and the points don't matter." That's right folks, the points do not matter, but I don't feel like it's complete without them. Using the points as a segue tied everything in as it should be, and that made me enjoy them. When points were not handed out, needless to say - I was not a happy camper.
So I'm a bit of a stickler for not-so-prestigious awards, but I think you guys can deal. Each day, I'll be taking a look at one player in Bay Area sports from the previous day and spotlighting their achievements in a blog post. I'll dub them the Bay Area Athlete of the Day, and we can all reminisce about just how awesome said player is/was.
Today, I'm dubbing the Bay Area Athlete of the Day Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks. Make the jump to find out why.
The San Jose Sharks did something they don't do very often - they traveled to Joe Louis Arena and beat the Detroit Red Wings. Even more infrequent, they dominated the Red Wings for the majority of the game. They needed a game-changing moment, something to build on after a pep talk from head coach Todd McLellan.
What they got was certainly "game-changing." Directly following a Niclas Wallin score, Logan Couture beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard on a beautiful shot to give the Sharks their second goal of their period, and their second in eight seconds almost directly off the faceoff.
Then, for good measure, he put another puck in net in the third period, a great tip-in off a rebound. He initially took the puck to the net, failed to make the play before passing it over to Ryane Clowe, who took a shot on net which rebounded right to Couture, who never quit on the play despite a two-goal lead. His goal would put the Sharks up three and they never looked back. He's leading all NHL rookies in goals and is a valuable asset for San Jose. Definitely the Bay Area Athlete of the Day.