Sunday, February 21, 2010
Upset? What upset?
Russia 4, Czech Republic 2
That was a fantastic game, with the result in doubt until Datsyuk's empty net goal in the dying seconds. Russia looked out of synch against Slovakia, but this time the KHL and NHL stars meshed beautifully. The Czechs, all fine players themselves, will be bitterly disappointed to miss out on winning the group.
And here we go on NBC with yet another vastly overblown homage to the 1980 US hockey team. That was indeed a phenomenal win, but geez, could we give it a rest? Especially with the portrayal of the Russians as a military style brutal machine. They played a skillful, beautiful game, and they were just hockey players. They weren't Communist party bosses. Please, can that just be a hockey game, and not the turning point of the Cold War?