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Dangler99* 03-01-2010 07:20 PM

Crosby a Canadian Hockey Legend!
 
Has Crosby become a Canadian Legend?

Incognito 03-01-2010 07:21 PM

Absolutely. His goal was one of the biggest in Canadian hockey history.

Stanley Foobrick 03-01-2010 07:21 PM

That goal has for sure. Crosby himself will be one day, but just how big has yet to be determined.

IRON JELLY* 03-01-2010 07:23 PM

I'm naming my first born Crosby!

Not really, but I'm sure some people will because of this.

Meganuck* 03-01-2010 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue'sClues (Post 24210939)
That goal has for sure. Crosby himself will be one day, but just how big has yet to be determined.

Agreed on the goal, it is what every Canadian kid dreams about. Gold on the the line in OT, you win it for the country. Doesn't get anymore storybook than that.

As for Crosby, this is his first Olympics, way to early.

stingo 03-01-2010 07:25 PM

I think so, yes.

Sojourn 03-01-2010 07:27 PM

I think the goal alone makes him a legend. At the very least, it's a goal people will remember for a long time. But the goal, combined with his overall play? How can you disagree?

BaconStrips 03-01-2010 07:30 PM

Henderson is a legend so...

PoutineSp00nZ 03-01-2010 07:31 PM

I think Crosby has the potential to be a greater hockey hero than Henderson. That goal is the summit series goal of our generation, plus Crosby will accomplish much more in his NHL career than Henderson did.

Stanley Foobrick 03-01-2010 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by LogicBomb (Post 24211128)
Henderson is a legend so...

Henderson's goal is legendary... the player himself, not so much.

BlackAces* 03-01-2010 07:33 PM

The gravity of this goal probably hasn't even been realized yet. The clutchest goal on the biggest stage in hockey history.

icerocket 03-01-2010 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackAces (Post 24211196)
The gravity of this goal probably hasn't even been realized yet. The clutchest goal on the biggest stage in hockey history.

No that would be Stanley Cup Final game 7 triple OT.

Hope Bringer 03-01-2010 07:35 PM

just one more accolade for the golden boy

he IS already a legend for sure

Stanley Foobrick 03-01-2010 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackAces (Post 24211196)
The gravity of this goal probably hasn't even been realized yet. The clutchest goal on the biggest stage in hockey history.

Sorry but when talking about the goal itself..... Henderson's was bigger in my opinion.

The politics of the time, the tension in the series, the armed Soviet soldiers in the arena at the games held in Russia..... and the fact that it capped of an 8 games series not 1 game.

BlackAces* 03-01-2010 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icerocket (Post 24211244)
No that would be Stanley Cup Final game 7 triple OT.

Nope. Can't even compare the two.

RyanMac 03-01-2010 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue'sClues (Post 24211169)
Henderson's goal is legendary... the player himself, not so much.

Uhh.. You are getting it twisted. Every Canadian knows the name of Paul Henderson. The goal made him a legend just like this latest goal ensures Crosby will be a legend for all time.

Dangler99* 03-01-2010 07:41 PM

One is for you Country one is for a team the pays you Millions to play with them.

Natedawg 03-01-2010 07:42 PM

Definitely a legend.

Crazy that he is still only 22. WOW

BlackAces* 03-01-2010 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue'sClues (Post 24211284)
Sorry but when talking about the goal itself..... Henderson's was bigger in my opinion.

The politics of the time, the tension in the series, the armed Soviet soldiers in the arena at the games held in Russia..... and the fact that it capped of an 8 games series not 1 game.

I would have a hard time believing any one team has been under more pressure, with an incredible build up, and one player in particular.

With the whole world watching, basically the whole country watching, he sealed the game.

I stand by my statement.

RememberRoger* 03-01-2010 07:43 PM

now if he can just move out of his boss's in-law apt.
:sarcasm:

Stanley Foobrick 03-01-2010 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan MacLeod (Post 24211362)
Uhh.. You are getting it twisted. Every Canadian knows the name of Paul Henderson. The goal made him a legend just like this latest goal ensures Crosby will be a legend for all time.

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1960-61 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 30 1 3 4 0
1961-62 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 50 24 19 43 0
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 9 -- -- -- -- --
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 38 10 14 24 18 -- -- -- -- --
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 32 3 3 6 14 14 2 3 5 6
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 8 13 21 30 7 0 2 2 0
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 22 24 46 34 12 3 3 6 10
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 21 19 40 10 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 13 20 33 35 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 5 6 11 8 -- -- -- -- --
1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 27 32 59 16 4 0 1 1 0
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 20 22 42 18 -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 30 30 60 34 6 5 1 6 4
1971-72 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 38 19 57 32 5 1 2 3 6
1972-73 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 18 16 34 18 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 24 31 55 40 4 0 2 2 2
1974-75 Toronto Toros WHA 58 30 33 63 18 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Toronto Toros WHA 65 26 29 55 22 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Birmingham Bulls WHA 81 23 25 48 30 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 Birmingham Bulls WHA 80 37 29 66 22 5 1 1 2 0
1978-79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 76 24 27 51 20 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 47 17 18 35 10 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 30 7 6 13 6 4 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 35 6 11 17 38 -- -- -- -- --
WHA Totals 360 140 143 283 112 5 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 707 236 241 477 304 56 11 14 25 28


..... without that goal, he's remember by 1970's Leaf fans, but not many others.

Stanley Foobrick 03-01-2010 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackAces (Post 24211392)
I would have a hard time believing any one team has been under more pressure, with an incredible build up, and one player in particular.

With the whole world watching, basically the whole country watching, he sealed the game.

I stand by my statement.

Playing in communist Russia, armed soldiers behind your bench... Crosby has faced nothing like that.

I don't expect to change the mind of a Crosby fan, but you should do some reading into the politics and world climate during the Summit Series.

RyanMac 03-01-2010 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue'sClues (Post 24211486)
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1960-61 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 30 1 3 4 0
1961-62 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 50 24 19 43 0
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 9 -- -- -- -- --
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 38 10 14 24 18 -- -- -- -- --
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 32 3 3 6 14 14 2 3 5 6
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 8 13 21 30 7 0 2 2 0
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 22 24 46 34 12 3 3 6 10
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 21 19 40 10 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 13 20 33 35 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 5 6 11 8 -- -- -- -- --
1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 27 32 59 16 4 0 1 1 0
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 20 22 42 18 -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 30 30 60 34 6 5 1 6 4
1971-72 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 38 19 57 32 5 1 2 3 6
1972-73 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 18 16 34 18 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 24 31 55 40 4 0 2 2 2
1974-75 Toronto Toros WHA 58 30 33 63 18 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Toronto Toros WHA 65 26 29 55 22 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Birmingham Bulls WHA 81 23 25 48 30 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 Birmingham Bulls WHA 80 37 29 66 22 5 1 1 2 0
1978-79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 76 24 27 51 20 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 47 17 18 35 10 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 30 7 6 13 6 4 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 35 6 11 17 38 -- -- -- -- --
WHA Totals 360 140 143 283 112 5 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 707 236 241 477 304 56 11 14 25 28




..... without that goal, he's remember by 1970's Leaf fans, but not many others.


That's not the point. The point is because of the goal Paul Henderson is a LEGEND. People aren't just remembering the goal. They are remembering the man who dominated the soviets with the tying and game winning goal in a decisive 8th game.

Hal 9000* 03-01-2010 07:56 PM

I have to agree with Ryan Macleod on this; Henderson's goal definatley made Henderson a canadian legend - most believe it's a shame he isn't in the HHOF for that one goal. Actually he had a few GWG's that series.

Sometimes 1 goal or 1 great game is all it take for "legend" to take hold - Crosby had that goal in that game. He is a legend.

P.S - Russia '72 was still bigger. The younger generation can't even come close to realizing the signifigance of that series.

BlackAces* 03-01-2010 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue'sClues (Post 24211573)
Playing in communist Russia, armed soldiers behind your bench... Crosby has faced nothing like that.

I don't expect to change the mind of a Crosby fan, but you should do some reading into the politics and world climate during the Summit Series.

I am well aware of the politics and world climate...it isn't exactly a historical secret. I am not downplaying the significance of '72, it just wasn't as hyped, or as watched as these games. You can say that playing it in the communist Soviet Union was high pressure, and it was, but I doubt playing at home with the pressure these guys were under was any less.


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