Olympic Hockey Gold Medal: Congratulations To Team Canada & Team USA

via cdn1.sbnation.com

First of all, big congratulations to Team Canada for winning the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics. They overcame an insane amount of home-town pressure and a questionable start to the tournament to win four big games in a row.

That being said...

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No one thought they could come this far, no one believed they could take the 'greatest hockey team in the world' to the brink in the gold medal game. They did more than anyone ever believed possible and in the process had an entire country, new and old hockey fans alike, cheering for them from all over the United States.

Ryan Miller was absolutely sensational. Zach Parise was electrifying. Brian Rafalski played perhaps the best hockey of his career.

Oh yeah. Brenden Morrow was pretty damn awesome for the Canadians.

What a game this was, and there was no better way to introduce new fans to the sport of hockey.

Amidst all of the disappointment from this game, you have to have nothing but love and respect for Team USA and the young kids on this roster.

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