tfrizz wrote: Shakes wrote:
Bioshock wrote:Can't wait for Canada to lose and all the good Crosby did in the last Olympics will be like it never happened. There are far too many north of the boarder who would love to see Sid fail and will jump all over him the first chance they get.
It's sad really.
That was an iconic moment for Canada. I think his legacy or whatever is cemented among Canadians as far as Olympic glory goes -- no matter what happens in Sochi or anywhere else.
As a Canadian, I don't. They're already crucifying him for his lack of offense through the preliminary round of these Olympics. Though, those same people turn around and say that Toews (1 point) and Tavares (0 points) have been Canada's best forwards.
People will believe what the media tells them. Its boring to say... "Sid played exceptionally well defensively, won 65% of his draws and really wore down the other team's top defenders". Naturally there are going to be media "experts" who claim that Sid is not scoring, slumping and X is his fault. Well, what the hell is X? Canada has 4 wins, no losses.
IF Canada had of gotten a few goal lead like the Americans have (some goals were lucky), then the game changes, and its much easier to score. Olympic hockey is a very different version of hockey. Latvia, Switzerland, etc are implementing systems that successfully execute team defensive systems that limit all players.
If Sid/Kuni score a key goal to win a Gold/Bronze, they will be remembered for it like Sid was for the "golden goal".