Congratulations to the Canadian Hockey Team for their gold medal win today. Also some accolades go out to the USA team who never backed down from the challenge, tieing the game late and taking into overtime.
All I know is, this was what hockey was all about. Great game. Sidney Crosby, once again, became the hero of the nation as he scored the game winning goal in overtime. I can't tell you how many text messages I got right after that goal from various friends of mine who aren't hockey fans telling me how much Ryan Miller was horrible. Problem is, I have seen Sid do this 1000 times against every goalie in hockey. Ryan Miller played the game of his life. He was almost unflappable. Despite the score, he was the best goal tender on the ice. If there is one thing that a team learns quickly is that you don't leave Sidney alone anywhere near the net or he will make you pay. That's exactly what he did.
I was kind of torn at the end. The initial reaction of the goal was an immediate urge to throw something through the TV. However, after realizing it was Sidney Crosby who scored, I then felt some redemption. After all, he is a Penguin. Still, it was a tough loss after watching Team USA through the entire tournament get better game by game. Eventhough I have always been inclined to view second place as the first loser, in the Olympics, there is no loser. I'll take a Silver medal anyday.