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    MINSK, Belarus - Olaf Eller watched from afar on his computer as his son Lars and the Montreal Canadiens lost Game 5 to the Boston Bruins, and he didnt believe the series would end well. Myles Garrett College Jersey . That changed after talking to his 25-year-old son that night. "He is always very honest," Olaf Eller said Thursday at the world hockey championship. "So I was a little bit surprised when I got the strong feeling from him that they would win that series. After Game 5, he was very clear and very sharp: Were gonna win that thing. That was not the opinion I had after Game 5. "After Game 5, I didnt think they would win. But he said, We are all very sure that were gonna run them out." Run them out, the Habs did 4-0 in Game 6 before finishing off the Bruins with a 3-1 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday night. That was not a result Eller, coach of Denmarks junior team, could have predicted earlier this week. But he felt OK going into the series, based on this past regular season. "You could see during the season that they had the assets, the tools," said Eller, who is in Minsk as a member of the Danish teams support staff. "You could see that in the games against Boston during the season, they were able to play a good game against Boston. ... I had a feeling that if they could come around Tampa, I had the feeling they could beat Boston." Its not easy for Eller and his wife to be in Minsk right now. In addition to Lars being in the East final that begins Saturday against the New York Rangers, 18-year-old son Mads is in the Memorial Cup with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Olaf Eller finds a way to watch all the games on his computer from in Europe — he only missed one game of the Habs-Bruins series — and talks to Lars after each one. The post-Game 7 conversation was a particularly enjoyable one. "He was very, very happy," Eller said of his son. "They were in the bus on their way to the airport, so everybody was very happy." Lars Eller has nine points through 11 games, leading Montreal forwards in scoring and trailing just star defenceman P.K. Subban. His father is proud of how his son rebounded from a rough regular season. "He managed to start another season, show that the post-season is another season and he has been good in the playoffs," said Olaf Eller, who plans to go to Montreal if the Habs reach the Stanley Cup final. Beyond just being a hockey dad, Eller is the coach of Esbjerg IK in Denmarks top hockey league. Because of that, he has an appreciation for the adjustments Montreal coach Michel Therrien and his staff made in these playoffs to get to this point. Eller praised Therrien for shuffling Daniel Briere, Brandon Prust, Travis Moen, Francis Bouillon, Douglas Murray and Nathan Beaulieu in and out of the lineup at the right times. "I think the coaching staff, by their analyzing of their opponents, by their ability to adjust the team in the lineup from game-to-game ... made a huge success there," he said. "All those small adjustments paid off, eh?" --- Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Myles Garrett Football Jersey . The third-ranked Buckeyes were down eight points to Notre Dame with less than 2 minutes to play and their offence was nowhere to be found. Myles Garrett Texas A&M Jersey . -- Josh Smith made a 3-pointer as time expired and finished with 20 points to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night in both teams exhibition finale.With the 2015 CFL Combine (Mar. 27-29) and CFL Draft (TBA) approaching on the offseason calendar, profiles some of the prospects who could be taken this spring. For Alex Mateas, the road to becoming the No. 2 prospect in the Canadian Football League wasnt a long one - in terms of playing football, anyway. The Ottawa native only played the game since tenth grade and it was something that he had to initially get pushed into. I got into football - like a lot of people growing up, I was playing basketball under Rob Smart, Mateas told TSN this week. He was coaching us and it was in a tournament between games that he said I might be able to do something with football. So it was then that I took the advice seriously and I played high school and then club. I just enjoyed it (and) things kept on rolling. Despite his lack of experience, Mateas found that his athletic background in sports like judo (which he practiced for seven years), soccer (his father Traian is a long time coach) and Olympic weightlifting were instrumental to succeeding at NCAA football. I really had a lot of faith in my athletic ability from playing all sports, he explained. So Ive pretty much been lucky from playing all the sports Ive had. Every place that I played I had really good coaches and had the good foundation to be an athlete. Mateas also enjoyed success in weightlifting, making it to the Canadian Junior Nationals. He fell in love with the sport and the training methods he used in it. He was a redshirt freshman at Penn State in 2010, but decided to transfer to Connecticut after one season. One of the reasons for his leaving - his love of weightlifting. The training they do there is just different with a lot of machines and high intensity training, he said. I got a lot bigger but it just wasnt necessarily the training that I liked. So I came to Connecticut - I had previous connections here, John Delahunt (who now plays for the Ottawa Redblacks) was there and I liked the offensive line coach so between that and the weightlifting progrram I thought that was best for me, that along with playing centre. Myles Garrett Brown Jersey. After sitting out the 2011 season, Mateas finally got back onto the field in 2012, starting four games for the Huskies and appearing in eight games. There was a big transition going into Division I football given his lack of experience, but he weathered the storm thinking it would all work out. It was good, he said. It was a learning experience - pretty much like anything - and it taught me that everyones pretty much even and you just got to go out there, give it your all and have faith in what youve put in before. (You keep) adapting to the speed and kind of learning the game, the line of scrimmage, playing centre and you just keep on working and things work out. Mateas started the last two seasons at Connecticut and was named a captain in his senior season. According to TSNs CFL Draft Analyst Duane Forde, Mateas is considered the one of the most pro-ready prospects in this years Draft. His success has also garnered NFL interest. But no matter which league he plays, Mateas just wants to advance to the next level. I am going to try and do as much as I can in whatever road it takes me to Im happy, he said. You know, if Im playing down there (in the NFL) - great. if Im playing up here (in the CFL) - fantastic. Either way I am playing football and you get paid, he added with a laugh. Interest from NFL teams will weigh on any CFL team (including his hometown Redblacks), as will his choice not to attend the CFL Combine (March 21-23) - an event teams consider vital to vetting potential draft picks. Hes decided to participate in Connecticuts football pro day instead. I would definitely like to take the situation that will give me the best numbers for a pro day, Mateas said. But also creating a relationship with the teams and letting them know what they would be investing in me by taking me in terms of interviews, I would like to take any opportunity to be able to do that because I know thats part of the CFL Combine. 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