So of the10 medals Canada has managed to win at these Olympics, 6 of them have been won by women. Not every woman who was favoured to win has come through - Mellisa Hollingsworth comes to mind - but they've been more reliable than the men. And the Canadian women's hockey team certainly looks good going into the gold medal match against the US - not that anyone expected a different match-up, but the Finnish team certainly played an excellent defensive game last night, and have an excellent goalie whom the Canadians still managed to score five goals on. That was a great little boost needed after the horrific weekend we had to go through.
It made me think of the history of women in Canada. Women have been important figures in Canada, perhaps moreso than one would expect. I mean, without Laura Secord, we could all have been Americans! Or, well, I would have been at least, given that the Americans had captured Fort St. George in Niagara on the Lake, where my mom was born and raised. I mean, while her husband was resting up from injuries, Laura Secord walked through the Nigara Escarpment to warn the British soldiers of the American's impending attack, allowing them to create a force with the Mohawk warriors who managed to capture almost all of the attacking soldiers, completely demoralizing the American forces and saving Niagara on the Lake from the doom of americanization.
I think we could use a Laura Secord in these Olympics, actually.
Links after the jump.
First, a few Olympic links:
Move to make Luongo No. 1 badly played by Babcock
In case you missed it, Luongo will start in net against the Germans today. This article is written anonymously, but whoever the author is, they are not fond of this move.
Brodeur Gate Hit By Bias
TSM takes on that article by the "anonymous" writer about Brodeur, Babcock and Brodeur.
Germans need to be fearless against Canada
NHL.com takes a look at what the Germans need to do to beat Canada tonight.
Hockey Night in Afghanistan
James Mirtle has a buddy in Afghanistan who managed to watch Sunday's game.
Famous people at hockey games.
Wrap has some pictures of a few people who've been seen taking in Olympic hockey.
AP: Complete Ignorance of Hockey History
Gabe has a history lesson for those who are saying that Sunday's game between US/Canada was as big as the 1980 Miracle on Ice.
A Music & Movie Buff
Christian Hanson has an update in his blog on the Marlies' site.
Didomenico Looking Strong In His Return
MLHS has a bit more info on DiDomenico's return from injury.
Trade Deadline has to be lucrative for Leafs
Adam Orrico thinks that with the season already being a wash and with no first round pick to lick the wounds, this trade deadline is the most crucial in recent memory.
- And the most important news of all: Mike Comrie is engaged!
Stupid and Healthy, that's just how we like our Grabovski.
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