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  1. Now now, Ryan, isn’t all this Canadian triumphalism a little unseemly for a Mennonite pastor? 🙂

    It was pretty exciting, though.

    February 28, 2010
    • What can I say, I was a hockey player and a fan long before I was a pastor :). Besides, I’m allowed an unseemly moment or two once every four years, right?

      February 28, 2010
  2. Mike C. #

    I thought I needed to admit myself to the Cardiac Care Unit during that game.

    Now I still think I need to, but it is only because my heart is so swollen with pride that I don’t know what to do!

    O Canada, our home and native land.
    True, patriot love, in all thy sons command….

    (and I’m simply a Mennonite, not a pastor 🙂

    February 28, 2010
    • Never got tired of hearing that anthem… 14X!!!

      February 28, 2010
  3. Gil Dueck #

    What a win!!! I don’t think my nerves can handle much more. Players that stepped up in a BIG way: Toews, Nash, Getzlaf, Morrow, Doughty, Keith and (I have to admit) Niedermayer. Well done boys!!!

    P.S. Isn’t ironic that this will be forever remembered as “Sidney’s moment” when he was probably one of the most anonymous forwards on the ice.

    February 28, 2010
    • Mike C. #

      you are so correct…

      February 28, 2010
    • I thought Nash and Perry had amazing tournaments as well. But hey, the whole team performed magnificently! I could have done without the OT (my heart was in my throat!), but what an incredible finish. Sidney can have his moment… just an incredible game to watch!

      February 28, 2010
  4. Jayson #

    Just 2 words… oba yo.

    March 1, 2010
    • Nothing adds to a moment of exultation like a little Plattdeutsch!!

      March 1, 2010
  5. I’ve got to say, as much as I was rooting for the US, you all clearly enjoyed the win far more than any Americans ever would have. I’m just glad it was such an exciting game… made me miss living in Canada. I don’t think I had watched a hockey game since we moved.

    P.S. I read that 80% of all Canadians watched at least part of the game, and 50% watched the whole thing–more than any other show in the history of Canadian television. That’s really incredible.

    March 1, 2010
    • Mike C. #

      I work with a woman who grew up just over the Canada – US border in Bellingham Washington, and she said to me today that despite living 30 miles away from Canada she hadn’t appreciated how deeply Canadians felt about Hockey.

      Now she does!

      March 1, 2010
    • Yes, I think you’re right Ken. The gold means a lot more to us than it would have to Americans. I’m not sure what the American equivalent would be… Baseball? American football? Basketball?

      I read the same reports about the viewing audience and was blown away. I think that the highways and byways were virtually silent around here from around 12:15 – 3:00 pm Sunday. And then from that point on on there was a lot of horn honking and flag waving all around town!

      March 2, 2010
      • I’m not sure there is an American equivalent to how much Canadians love Hockey. Even the Super Bowl only gets less than half as many American viewers (relatively speaking) than that Hockey game got in Canada.

        I saw a picture of Downtown Vancouver during the game, and there wasn’t a single person or car in sight.

        March 3, 2010

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