25 Years Ago They Changed History

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=1996974

     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That was an awesome moment in Olympic and US sports history. A group of college hockey players beat the Soviet Union to win gold. That team that could and did. The well deserve our respect.
     
  3. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    Not so fast my friend... USA beat Russian to get into the gold medal game. They then beat Finland for it all.

    Gotta wonder what Victor Tikhonov was thinking. Pulling the savvy veteran netminder Tretiak in favor of Mushkin. Could have flat out been politics or a feud. or a good old-fashion f-you on principle.

    Nonetheless, what many people also don't realize is the USA was shellacked by the Soviets in the preliminary round 10-3. And somebody scored from center ice for the USA at the end of the second period to breathe life into the team and spur them on to victory.
     
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    this anniversary just makes the NHL lockout more and more depressing :( :mad:

    i wanna see Stevie Y assist Shanahan for a fast one through the Five Hole. i mean its FERBURARY, where's my hockey!?!??! :(
     
  5. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I feel your pain :(. I miss my nux :( :(

    BTW they need to make a crying smily
     
  6. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    I know it is not the same but isn't there a WHL team near you? I find juniors to be appealing then watching a college game.
     
  7. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Yes, we have the Vancouver Giants but its really not the same. Its still fun to watch but you can't compare it to the nhl.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    This is the 25th anniversary of the magic on ice. 1980, the US Hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2 to clinch the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY. Go USA!
     
  9. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    May I be the first to wish you a happy B-Day. ;)

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  11. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    Gimme a break, hockey is boxing on figure skates with sticks for additional impact.


    j/k
     
  12. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I thought the story was going to be about time travel and how they lost the first time round but went back later.
     
  13. Lacero macrumors 604

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    History can't be changed. :confused: Unless you're Michael Jackson. :D
     
  14. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    There's a movie about this called "Miracle" staring Kurt Russell.
    It's a good flick, not only for hockey fans.
     
  15. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Or a hollywood film producer
     
  16. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Great movie......even though its about american hockey :p
     

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