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Sidney Crosby’s Winning Olympic Goal Not All That Important

Posted March 1, 2010 by jim young in Lifestyle

– jim young

One thing that really bugs me are the headlines that read things like:

“22 Million Watch Sidney Crosby Win Gold For Canada‎”

“Sidney Crosby lifts Canada to Olympic hockey gold” and

“Winter Olympics 2010: Sidney Crosby hands Canada ice hockey gold over rivals USA”

Okay – to be honest it doesn’t suck that my Sidney Crosby endorsed Tim Hortons collectibles have doubled in value overnight. But beyond that I don’t like those headlines.

Never mind that it was mostly a fluke shot as even Crosby was quoted as saying, “I just shot it. I didn’t really see it to be honest.”

But it was certainly the least important of Canada’s three goals in the final hockey game of the Olympics.

Crosby wouldn’t have even been on the ice for a chance at this shot had it not been for the 2 previous goals scored by Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry.

And where would Crosby have been if goal tender Roberto Luongo had only made 31 of his 32 saves of the game?

Let’s not forget that hockey is a team sport and regardless of who scored the last goal, it wasn’t the last goal alone that won the game.

So why should Crosby be getting all the glory?

The goalie and every other player on the ice all did their part to provide the opportunity that put Crosby in the right place at the right time to make that final shot.

I don’t mean to diminish the skill, talent and hard work that has gotten Crosby where he is today, but let’s not let that overshadow the valuable contribution of the rest of all the other players.

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One Comment


    Shut up Jim!

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