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by Paul on 09/08/12 at 11:31 PM ET
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- Think of the two largest international victories in North American hockey history and both involve Russian opponents: The Henderson scores for Canada win and the Miracle on Ice from Lake Placid and the U.S. Olympic team in 1980.
Herb Brooks is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Henderson is not. The precedent has been set: Momentary brilliance can be Hall worthy.
Henderson was a fine NHL player, certainly no star. Brooks was a rather ordinary NHL coach: In seven seasons with four different teams, he never got past the second round of the playoffs. He coached a gold medal team in 1980 and a silver medal team in 2002 at the Olympics. But his body of work would not necessarily qualify him for the Hall. The great Miracle put him over the top...
- Overheard in the Orioles clubhouse: “How come NHL players get all the hot wives?” The player in question was referring to the recent engagement of Dion Phaneuf to the actress, Elisha Cuthbert. “What do hockey players have that the rest of us don’t?”
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