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  1. goheels22002

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    Sudden death, incredible shootout, US wins! Tremendous. If there is a replay of this game, don't miss it. I sure hope these teams meet in the medal round.
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    Frickin unbelievable. Oshie frickin killed it. Had 2 shots facing elimination if he missed and nailed both
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    Thanks for the heads up. Actually at work right now trying to catch up on some stuff.
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    I heard that we got a break on a call and the refs took a goal away from the Commies. They haven't been seen since.

    Best Ever? Not even close.
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    Great f#ck!ing game! Oshie is a stud.
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    We got a break, but it was the right call. Goal was off the posts.

    Not the best ever, only because it's preliminary round and the rival isn't there like it used to be, but the level if hockey and suspense was incredible
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    Great game. Great win.

    Best ever?? I'll take 1980 Lake Placid. That game was one of the great sporting events I've ever seen. The cold war was on, Democracy vs Communism, professional Russian players vs American college kids. An amazing game. Still gives me and millions of other Americans the chills and always will.
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    Seriously I couldn't agree with you anymore.. to say any game is better than 1980 is crazy..
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    I'm not sure it's even theoretically possible to top that game.
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    There will never be another upset in sports that will top USA beating the Soviets in 1980. Ever.
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    Fully agree. Great win, but these guys are pros. This wasn't the "Best Ever". In fact, this would rank behind the Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Finland games - - along with the USSR classic of the Lake Placid Olympics.

    Doesn't even come within 3,000 miles of 1980.

    Great stuff nonetheless, but be careful with the hyperbole.
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    The US hung on by a thread in the 2nd period in that game, down 3-2, with the puck in the US zone about 90% of the period. Craig was brilliant and the US somehow survived it. There was a real chance that the US could have been down like 8-2 at that point. The USSR outshot the US 12-2 in the period.

    But yeah, given the geopolitical situation, the Soviet veterans vs. the American kids, on home ice in Lake Placid, everything, it's hard to even conceive of a greater sporting event taking place.
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    Sure.

    Afghanistan forms a basketball team, makes the olympics, and beats a star-laden American team including LeBron James, Durant, Rose, and all of those guys.

    The headlines would be epic.

    But I have a better chance of becoming the next GM of the Patriots that that scenario playing out.
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    The tiebreaker was kind of a letdown. Was expecting some sick deke or trick.. but I'll take it.

    tiebreaker
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    Well...theoretically...time-warp back to 1980 game...US scores with 1 second left to tie it in regulation, then scores with 1 second left in overtime to win it.

    Yeah, you're right, I got nothing.

    That game was heart-stopping - this one was great, but looked like a Stanley-Cup playoff game.
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    The rule that took the winning goal away from the Russians is patently ridiculous. The announcers said in the NHL that would be a goal. Quick is the guy who lifted the net off the moorings, and then when the goal went right by him though he had clear vision, he immediately pointed to the mooring. He knew he had deliberately knocked it off, and as soon as the goal went by his head, he pointed to it.

    Bad international rule.

    I also think they need to play Ryan Miller next time. I'm not that confident right now in Quick.
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    Dvr the game. Will watch later when I get home.

    With that I think this should prove the US are serious gold medal contenders!
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    There is an annoying trend in modern society to label something the "best ever" "worst ever" "biggest ever" (etc) immediately after it concludes. I call it "The Outbrain Effect."

    This was an exciting game, no doubt. But anyone who uses terms like "best ever" is just showing they have no clue about what happened in 1980 Lake Placid.
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    "Historical!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    Go to Webster's dictionary and look up "miracle". You will find a definition regarding an Olympic hockey game in which a bunch of college kids basically from 2 schools beat a professional team many considered the best in the world. If you were born sometime after the early 80's, then your somewhat excused for you exuberance.
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    Also: it wasn't for a medal, just seeding. AND it ended in a shootout. Great contest but hardly historic.
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    I thought it was an entertaining game, not a classic. Very impressed with Suter and McDonough who were rocks on the back end along with Quick who is so steady and doesn't allow many rebounds. The transition game is the key, we have strong two-way forwards with guys like Backes, Kesler, Brown and Callahan who can battle down low and on the boards but with the speed we have with Kessel, PArise and Kane we're dangerous off of turnovers. I'm a bit nervous about the Orpik/MArtin and Fowler/Carlson. I'm a big fan of Faulk and would love to see him involved
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    Especially after the pasting they dealt to Slovakia the other day.

    This team is for real and should be appreciated even though it would be no "Miracle".
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    Only events which happened since I was born can possibly be in the running for the "greatest ever.". In fact, any event allegedly occurring before that most hallowed date in the history of the world never really happened. Irrelevant, old bastids just lie about them.
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    Ok, so did quick knock the net off its moorings deliberately on the tyutin goal? That's what the Russians are saying now.
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    Unfortunately even though the game was played in upstate NY (this time zone) they showed it n tape delay so we knew the outcome...

    12 years ago during the Olympics I was discussing it with my then first grader. I told him if you do really well and win, you get a gold medal. He replied " yeah I know we had one in school the other day" I asked him how and he said that one of his classmate's "Uncle Jimmy" brought it in and let the kids hold the medal.....He said the uncle was the hockey goalie and my wife and I sat there with our mouths open.....
    Years later after watching "Miracle on Ice" he sort of appreciated it......
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    Best ever? Are you 16?
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    Well, the Lake Placid game wasn't for a medal either. :)
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    OK. It got them to the gold medal game.
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    I was 12 in 1980 and although today's game was awesome nothing will ever be like that for me. Watching the movie Miracle the first time my wife said what's wrong with you, you never get emotional over a movie.It was well done and took me back to it. Not a huge Al Michaels fan as an adult but that call stil can give me chills.

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