I Watched This Game: Canada vs. USA

Friday morning’s contest between Canada and the United States was very reminiscent of the 2010 gold medal game in Vancouver, and not just because it ended with another one-goal win for Canada, the greatest nation on earth.

Actually, scratch that. That’s totally why. There were other similarities — the game was fast, the teams were the same — but really, this match was more reminiscent of Canada’s previous matches in this tournament versus Norway, Latvia and Finland, with Canada dominating for most of the match, even if the scoreboard said otherwise in the end. That’s impressive, because the USA is very different from, Norway, Latvia and Finland. They have much better players. Also more debt to China.

Like every other Canadian who was supposed to be working, I watched this game.

Canada 1 – 0 USA

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6 comments

  1. akidd
    February 21, 2014

    now that’s why we watch this game. this was the payoff. billions of dollars of resources, countless calories of emotional, intellectual and (for some) physical energy…some cultures put a man on the moon or build an arsenal of doomsday devices but in canada we get to watch the pretty patterns on the ice. vive l’existence!

    it wasn’t about winning or losing or even hair-raising individual moments of virtuosity and drama. it was about those pretty patterns. 60 minutes up and down of non-stop flow and i could count the mistakes (or disruptions) on one hand. beauty. perfection.

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  2. v
    February 22, 2014

    destroy postmedia

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  3. v
    February 22, 2014

    destroy post media

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    • v
      February 22, 2014

      of course the first comment takes a few minutes to show so i type it again thinking “they actually have a word filter for THIS?!”

      welp

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  4. mac 'n cheese
    February 22, 2014

    ooh noo American fans do not understand your sense of humor, do they? The comments section is a little less “fun” on the other site!
    Happy for the return of Sad Patrick Kane!

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