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Anyone Got Paul Henderson's Number?

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You all know what happened last night, and are all aware of what is going to happen to night. The most desired matchup of these Olympics comes to fruition as Team Russia goes up against Team Canada. Win and you move on to the semis; lose and you'll probably have your citizenship revoked. It's that big of a game.

Being an American may dislike of the Russians is too great to not root for my neighbors to the North. We beat them in 1960, you in 1972, and us again in 1980. Now it's your turn again to beat them in 2010. In case you're not already amped up enough; I thought this could help:


Summit Series - Canada Vs. USSR - Game 8 (via tjackson76)

Anyone have Paul Henderson's number? You need to have that man give the pre-game speech.

On to them links.

What did the Germans ever do to deserve such a poor record in international hockey? Oh, right.... [Behind the Net]

A scary moment for Slovakia's Bartecko as he was on the receiving end of an elbow to the head last night [Fourth Place Medal]

Why losing to the Americans was good for Canada [Wysh @ FPM]

Taking a look at the roster depths of the big four teams in the Olympics [Mirtle]

More reason to hate the Canucks as Erhoff picks Russia over Canada [The Sun]

Congratulations NBC! Hockey just out drew the longest running episodic television show in history. Maybe you'll reward the fans by moving the US game to a reasonable time? [Puck the Media]

Almost slipping through the cracks in the news, the NHLPA has resolved its dispute with Paul Kelly [The Hockey News]

Looking back at former Maple Leafs and 1980 Team Canada Olympic coach Tom Watt [Vintage Leaf Memories]