Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Canada vs. Russia

Huge game tonight, Canada vs. Russia. Winner has the inside track to the gold medal, though I think the U.S. is clearly the favorite now.

Many people say the Amercians beating Canada Sunday was a huge upset. Wrong. They are still riding the Miracle on Ice thing from 30 years, truly one of the greatest moments in sports. There is absolutely no comparison, because this U.S. team is made up of NHL superstars who can beat any team in the world.

Gotta love the Canada-Russia rivalry, brings back memories of the 1972 Summit On Ice. I was living in Montreal at the time and still remember my mother, who was taking classes at McGill University, coming home after the deciding game and talking about the celebration in the downtown streets.


UMRBlog said...

I thought it was interesting that the USA beat Canada using the drop-passing and speed back on defense style developed by the fabled Russian "Army" team (I often wondered if these skating soldiers even knew which end of a Kalishnakov to hold or owned a unie.)

Anonymous said...

In anticipation of the fall of the Slovaks, Sunday should be complete insanity...

K in TO