I am emmensly proud to be an American hockey fan right now. We were not even expected to smell the podium let alone push Canada to OT in the gold medal game.
To see the pride and enthuesiasum (SP?) beaming from players and from the hockey loving population of the States was amazing. There was also a decent amount of people in the states that were turned onto hockey by these games.
To see our (Sabres and American) goalie be an absolute beast and be the best goalie in such an outstanding field is an amazing feeling.
To get to the final game and be so close to gold certainly stings some but I have nothing but pride and respect for what our team did in the tourney.
This was somewhat tough to watch for a Sabres fan living in Canada being neither canadian or u.s. american.
Every time Miller got scored on I cringed.
Although overall I thought it would be good if Canada wins.
Then Crosby made his Hollywood made in Canada goal.
I can already see the Versus announcers talking about Crosby for 60 minutes in a Penguins game and 40 minutes in a non Penguins game. I guess even the closed captioning during commercial breaks in Penguins games will be Crosby related...
Otherwise hats off to Ryan Miller and the rest of the US team who played a tremendous tournament and got really close to win against a team who - on paper - has quite a lot more talent.