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09-24-2012, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Xokkeu View Post
2010 is bigger than 2002? I know 2010 was in Canada but Canada had not won a gold medal in the Olympics in 50 years and further more were avenging 1996.
The 50 year thing is way overblown. People in Canada didn't really care a great deal about losing in the Olympics before NHL players were involved. It was just expected. Winning in 2010 was a once in a generation opportunity to win on home ice, and it was a chance to make up for the debacle in Turin. Winning in 2002 was about making up for the painful loss in 1998 more than the loss in 1996, although that added to it. Ultimately it just seemed like winning while the Olympics were in Canada trumped all of the other plotlines in 2002. The celebrations were definitely crazier anyway.

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