2010 Winter Olympics: It Had To Be Sid

March 1st, 2010 by Kyle W. Brown Leave a reply »
Yeah, Canada wins gold! We showed the U.S. whose game they were playing! Yeah, all that jazz!

But now that the reactionary celebration is (slowly) starting to end, it’s time to analyze just how important the goal that Crosby scored was.

Russia has Ovechkin.

America has Kane.

But Canada, we have Sidney Crosby, the kid whose had immense media and fan pressure from Canadians across the nation since he scored 135 points at age 16 and the next year took Rimouski to the Memorial Cup back in 2005.

Since joining the NHL, Canada has become divided on “The Next One.”

He has diehard fans across the nation, on which you will see Crosby jerseys and “Mrs. Crosby” shirts alike. But, he also has a fair amount of haters in Canada, those who label him “a crybaby” and have since jumped on the Ovechkin bandwagon, preferring his flash to Crosby's fundamental ability.

That divide carried into the Olympics.

But, whether you loved him or hated him, you expected a lot from him and because of this, Crosby faced much criticism throughout the tournament.

Going into the gold medal game, The ...

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