2010 Winter Olympic Outcomes: What It Means for the Detroit Red Wings

February 28th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
As an American, watching Sidney Crosby throw off his gloves, jump up and down and scream at the top of his lungs after scoring the gold medal game-winning overtime goal for Canada, I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel personally defeated.

I had high hopes for my national team, I really felt we were destined for greatness once New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise sent the game to overtime with less than 30 seconds left in the game.

But, it wasn't to be.

It took a few minutes for me to realize that, even a silver medal finish was something most pundits didn't even give the US a shot at that.

Ultimately, USA, and tournament MVP, goalie Ryan Miller over-performed and Canada performed as expected.

Being so close and losing stings, but Americans have a lot to be proud of given their team pushed arguably one of the best hockey teams ever established to overtime in a gold medal game.

Then I realized, Mike Babcock just won a gold medal.

The Detroit Red Wings head coach came under intense scrutiny after Canada lost to the US 5-3 in the preliminary round.

Things like splitting up Iginla and Cros ...

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