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Crosby a Canadian Hockey Legend!

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03-01-2010, 09:00 PM
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The younger generation can't even come close to realizing the signifigance of that series.
Pehaps, I wasn't alive till a decade after it happened, but I am well aware of the significance of the win, and the environment around that game. Is anyone in Canada not?

I can't see any ONE player having more pressure on them going into that tournament than Crosby did, and to win the tournament in OT...unreal.

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03-01-2010, 09:01 PM
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I've literally almost got my pregnant psychology professor convinced to name her daughter Sidney Crosby [lastname]. I told her if that wasn't feminine enough she should go with Tessa Virtue because that girl is an absolute babe.

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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.
Ok you win, didn't really word that correctly back there. My point is he's a Canadian legend because of that series.

But, especially the goal.

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Crosby is 22 and he has done it all. I think the only thing that is missing is his Conn Symth.

He is easily a legend in my eyes.

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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.
We'll have to agree to disagree. There really isn't a right answer here.

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If Crosby got killed by a car tomorrow, he'd definitely be a hockey legend.

Hart trophy, Art Ross, Stanley Cup, Olympic gold. All as a leader.

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We'll have to agree to disagree. There really isn't a right answer here.
I am fine with that. We don't have to agree. I will fully admit that I was not alive in 1972, and perhaps I would feel differently had I been. But I just can't see it that way, as I sit here right now.

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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.
You may no be trying to downplay the signifigance of '72, but you are none the less. Some people who look at this as a 40 year old history lesson, can't even remotley understand the feelings of those days.

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If Crosby got killed by a car tomorrow, he'd definitely be a hockey legend.

Hart trophy, Art Ross, Stanley Cup, Olympic gold. All as a leader.
Dude...?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Bri%C3%A8re

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I don't like to be rude, since I am Canadian, but... duh. He just scored the second biggest goal in Canadian hockey history. Hockey heros are GODS in Canada. No one who watched that game will ever forget the name Sidney Crosby.

And that's not even taking into account all of his other great accomplishments.

p.s. before the Olympics I hated his guts. I still might just a little.

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He's... not a hockey legend? He didn't do any of those things.

He's also not the first person to be killed by a car.

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You may no be trying to downplay the signifigance of '72, but you are none the less. Some people who look at this as a 40 year old history lesson, can't even remotley understand the feelings of those days.
To me, it is apples and oranges. I may be (unintentionally) downplaying the significance of '72, but I think you are doing the same with the pressure on Canada, and Crosby in particular for FOUR years. That tournament BECAME historically significant, this tournament was historically significant going into it.

As mentioned before, we are going to have to (respectfully) agree to disagree. There is no right answer here.

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Epic Goal in a Epic game = Legend

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03-01-2010, 09:16 PM
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To me, it is apples and oranges. I may be (unintentionally) downplaying the significance of '72, but I think you are doing the same with the pressure on Canada, and Crosby in particular for FOUR years. That tournament BECAME historically significant, this tournament was historically significant going into it.

As mentioned before, we are going to have to (respectfully) agree to disagree. There is no right answer here.
Yes, Crosby scored the second biggest goal in canada's history.

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03-01-2010, 09:19 PM
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Yes, Henderson scored the second biggest goal in canada's history.
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He's... not a hockey legend? He didn't do any of those things.

He's also not the first person to be killed by a car.
But he was compared to Espisito and Clarke. Phil ****ing Espisito man..

and now no one even mentions his name. If Crosby died tomorrow, people would always remember him but he'd be a "what if" legend.

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Henderson's goal>>>Crosby's goal.

So what? We won a gold medal, really not a big deal. We've done it before and we'll do it again. Now I do realize its Crosby and he is one of the best in the NHL, so for him to score that goal in OT makes it even better but Henderson's goal was against the Soviets, it's like David VS Goliath.

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This is a question that will never be asked again. In Canada he has been in the spotlight since he was 13 and at 22 he is already a national treausure mentioned in the same breath as Gretzky and Lemieux.

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Henderson's goal>>>Crosby's goal.

So what? We won a gold medal, really not a big deal. We've done it before and we'll do it again. Now I do realize its Crosby and he is one of the best in the NHL, so for him to score that goal in OT makes it even better but Henderson's goal was against the Soviets, it's like David VS Goliath.
Not a big deal? I would imagine 80% of the population of this country would disagree. That is like me saying " big deal, '72 wasn't war, it isn't like it caused the collapse of communism".

Canada winning AT HOME with the entire world watching (and likely wanting us to lose), going in with pressure beyond comprehension, again, especially on Crosby, and he scores the Gold Medal clincher in OT? How many other countries were even aware of the Summit Series at the time?

Again, with all due respect to '72, we will have to agree to disagree.

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This is a question that will never be asked again. In Canada he has been in the spotlight since he was 13 and at 22 he is already a national treausure mentioned in the same breath as Gretzky and Lemieux.
Not in my Canada... little to soon there.

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Not a big deal? I would imagine 80% of the population of this country would disagree. That is like me saying " big deal, '72 wasn't war, it isn't like it caused the collapse of communism".

Canada winning AT HOME with the entire world watching (and likely wanting us to lose), going in with pressure beyond comprehension, again, especially on Crosby, and he scores the Gold Medal clincher in OT? How many other countries were even aware of the Summit Series at the time?

Again, with all due respect to '72, we will have to agree to disagree.
Crosby was part of team Canada, he was not team Canada. Revisit this and you might get a little better perspective.

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Crosby was part of team Canada, he was not team Canada. Revisit this and you might get a little better perspective.
Totally miss the point, which is clearly why you can't see where I am coming from. It wasn't Team Canada on the cover of SI...

Revisit Iginla's quotes after the game, and you will get a better understanding.

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Crosby was are best player I don't care if People say Toews. Crosby had 2 gamewinners and one was the Golden Goal.

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Totally miss the point, which is clearly why you can't see where I am coming from. It wasn't Team Canada on the cover of SI...

Revisit Iginla's quotes after the game, and you will get a better understanding.
So the fact that he was on the cover of an American magazine that pays little attention to hockey means it was all him?!?!?

If Canada had lost that game, people would be saying Canada lost... not Sidney Crosby lost..... you man crush on Sidney is beginning to blur your vision.

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