It's Niklas Edin's world. All other stone throwers merely live in it. Or, perhaps more accurately, all sweepers.
The Swedish skip credited a tightening on broom regulations for being at least part of the reason why he and his teammates are on top of the heap in men's curling this season, when he spoke after a 7-3, seven-end triumph at the Tour Challenge in Cranbrook, British Columbia.
It was a fairly comfortable victory for Edin and his team as they cruised over a young squad skipped by Kyle Smith, breaking things open with three in the fifth end, after keeping the Scottish team under pressure up to - and after - that point.
It's Edin's second straight Grand Slam Championship, having taken The Masters two weeks ago, and his third win in Canada this season (among a total of five tournament victories in eight events).
When asked by Sportsnet's Joan McCusker about the key to his team's mastery this autumn, Edin revisited last year's season of tumult, when everyone was talking about broomRead More »from Grand Slam of Curling: King Niklas wins again, Sweeting scrambles back