My Globe column for today is here.
Have to say that after watching yesterday's Strauss Canada Cup final, it's amazing how the game changes when there's no curl. Yesterday's ice was not only quite straight but had the odd fall here and there -- just like the bad old days (and what ever happened to Don Lewis anyway?). Both finals were low-scoring, both were a bit dry although there were some good ends. The bottom line is the free-guard zone is nothing without good ice.