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02-24-2014, 03:55 PM
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Blaming Poile for it is rather stupid, there was more than enough talent on that team to win it. The US and Canada went toe to toe and the US blinked while Canada didn't.

The game against Finland is just one of those things you see all the time in sports. One team is expecting to be playing for the Gold, the championship, or whatever and comes up short. They then proceed to get blown out in the consolation game because they don't give a crap. From High school to college to the Pros you see it all the time, and that pretty much what it was. Finland wanted it, the US didn't care.

Could we play the what if game and say if we would of took this one guy he could of scored one goal? Yeah sure, odds are though it wouldn't have mattered.

Russia had the best players in the Olympics in 1980, and it didn't matter. Sometimes winning hockey game has less to do with stats and skills and more to do with luck and wanting it more.

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