Monday, March 1, 2010
A Game for the Ages
Yesterday's gold medal showdown between powerhouse Canada and the blue collar U.S. Team was definitely a game for the ages. Hockey is Canada's game, there is no doubt. Canada had 13 '09 All-Stars with $115M in NHL salary compared to USA who had 3 '09 All-stars with $71M in NHL salary on their roster. It is what it is.
I'm still bummed Canada eeked out the win in sudden death, 4 on 4, overtime. It could have easily gone the other way, but it didn't.
As a Buffalo Sabres fan, I was proud of the exceptional play of U.S. goalie Ryan Miller. He rightfully won tournament MVP honors and was the chief reason Team USA went undefeated all the way to their OT loss yesterday.
Needless to say I did a little bit of trash talking with my various Canadian friends (I grew up near Canada) after the US win in pool play last week, so I got a bit of return fire immediately after the game yesterday. Being a good sport, I can only say congratulations to Team Canada for being only slightly better than the U.S. in a game they invented. (ha ha)