It isn't quite as epic as the now legendary own goal by Steve Smith, the then Edmonton Oiler defence man, but Saturday night's self inflicted wound from the Vancouver Canucks is making much in the way of You Tube footage and Hot Stove like discussion over the Thanksgiving weekend.
A mis-adventure in their own end that once again gives hockey fans to review their own personal top ten listings of own goals and give some thought to perhaps naming a new champion (at least we imagine one Steve Smith is hoping that's the case)
The reviews of Saturday night's miscue has of course have offered up much to discuss on the nature of own goals and such.
Though in the case of Dan Hamhuis, the fingers won't be pointed by head coach John Tortorella, who clearly saw many other things to worry about from Saturday night's performance of his club.
The Vancouver media also , found much to review from the Canuck's miscues.
Georgia Straight-- Torts praises Roberto Luongo and refuses to rip Dan Hamhuis after he scores on own team
Vancouver Province-- Bizarre own goal proves turning point in Habs 4-1 pasting of Canucks
Vancouver Province-- Tale of two goalies, a dribble and a masterclass
Vancouver Province-- Dan Hamhuis hits rock bottom with own goal blunder
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks fall 4-1 to Habs as blooper own-goal leads to second straight loss
Vancouver Sun-- I watched this Game: Canucks vs Canadiens
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks talk blooper goal that led to their demise
Yahoo Sports-- Canucks give up worst shorthanded own-goal of all time vs. Canadiens
Still, for the rest of the NHL and its fans, the Hamhuis miscue will be added to the discussion as to which goal is to be forever archived in our memories than others.
Though we imagine, Mr. Smith will (much to his disappointment) still remain a chart topper as far as memories go.
CBC Sports-- NHL Top 10: Own Goals
Puck Daddy-- The 50 worst own goals in hockey