via Kukla's Korner
Three words: home ice advantage, but congrats to Stevie Yzerman who was on the road for the last 4 months analyzing and scouting the players, and the coaching staff of team Canada.
Congrats to Brian Burke and Ron Wilson, that was the most exciting USA team in years.
The luck was on Canada's side tonight.
We've started the new trend in US hockey.
In Stanley Cup playoffs you play for your club, for your organization. At the Olympics you play for your country.
Pretty much all on which tournament is more important, isn't it? Even the Super Bowl cannot be compared, it's not about the Green Bay Packers or the Red Skins, it's about your country.
The Washington Post:
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper unwittingly provided support for the popular belief that politicians cannot organize a booze-up in a brewery when they mixed up a simple wager on the outcome of Sunday's Olympic ice hockey final.
With their two countries playing each other in the gold medal match, the two leaders agreed to raise the stakes and wage a personal bet on the outcome.
The only problem was that they messed up the terms of the bet, with both offices issuing media statements that the winner had to buy the beer rather than the loser.
After being told about the error, both offices agreed that the loser would pay so if the Americans won, Harper had to buy Obama a case of Yuengling beer.
If the Canadians won, Obama owed Harper a carton of Molson Canadian.