Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/01/10 at 02:46 AM ET
from Gary Mason of the Globe and Mail at CTVOlympics,
Long after the game was over, the crowd stood cheering. So did a nation. The Canadian men’s hockey team’s sudden-death victory over the United States had truly made these Canada’s Golden Games.
The hockey showdown with the U.S. was the final event of the 2010 Winter Olympics and how beautifully it punctuated maybe the most inspirational two-week period in our nation’s history. Canada may not recover from this for a very long time. It may not want to.
By any measure, these Games were a towering achievement, which included the best performance ever by a team of Canadian Winter Olympians - a team that was bombarded by doubts early on, as it always seems to be, but came on strong and put on a monstrous show under the most extreme pressure imaginable.
And on no one was the burden of success greater than the hockey team.
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