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 Posted: Wed Jan 19th, 2011 12:53 am
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LAF wrote: Cory17 wrote: (Yes LAF, it still hurts.  We would have beat Buffalo though)

4. Marc Crawford not putting Gretzky into the Nagano games shootout was bad.

Nope. that the shootout where Hasek dominated the Canadian team and then split Richard Smehlik's head open during the celebration?

Wow, now that was a good pick there Cory. I remember being so dumbfounded about that. There was a lot of head shaking and finger pointing over that decision for a long time afterward.

Thankfully we ended up getting the deal done in Salt Lake City. That moment would be in my top five greatest emotional moments as a sports fan if we had a thread on that...-wink-wink- there DFG34

And LAF I believe that was the shootout...Not 100% on that, but seems to me that was when that comedy of errors happened.

Talk about a celebration. The Czech Republic treated that victory as a HUGE national event. I was actually a bit happy for them to win it that year actually after all they were able to accomplish pretty much peacefully with their 'Velvet revolution' after the the fall of The Soviet Bloc in the 90's. The 90's was a turbulent era for a lot of those eastern bloc countries so it was great to see something like their Men's ice Hockey team win the gold at the Olympics to really unify the country basically at the end of the 90's. Highly emotional moment for them...Not so much for The Russians and more-so Canada. ;)