Tuesday, August 28

Teams Canada

Next month is the 20th anniversary of Team Canada winning the '87 Canada Cup in Hamilton. This series was monumental for Canadians and hockey in general, and I'm sure we'll have lots to write about it as that date approaches. Oh, who am I kidding? I'll write something because...well, who else is going to do it?
Anyway, thinking of Team Canada's past and present- the Super Series going on right now in Russia- here's a great video of the 2002 version TC winning the gold against Team USA. This game almost killed me watching it, I was so nervous. It was amazing in so many ways: Lemieux could barely walk, and that pump fake on the pass from Pronger for the Kariya goal was so perfect and simple and brilliant. Sakic's wrist shot from the point, Brodeur. Also, listen to how great Bob Cole's game call is! I can't remember when he was better (certainly not since, anyways).
This stuff is so important to me, I have the three game VHS box-set of the series which I've never opened. I've wanted to watch them many times, but I just can't. Still in it's original wrapping. Much like Moose's hymen.