Even casual sports fans were drawn in to yesterday’s USA-Canada gold medal hockey game. It didn’t disappoint, as the U.S. wiped out a 2-0 deficit, including a game-tying goal with their goaltender pulled and 24 seconds remaining in the third period. The OT period was compelling, and Sidney Crosby ultimately won it for Canada.

February is behind us, and we can look forward to exhibition games in baseball, NFL free agency by the end of this week, March madness and the NCAA’s and the NBA and NHL getting geared up for their postseasons. Things should start picking up from here.

With nation on edge, Sidney saved the day – Bob Ryan has Sidney Crosby lifting his entire country with his overtime goal to win the gold medal over team U.S.A.

Why Josh Beckett is ready for his biggest year yet – Rob Bradford with a feature on the Red Sox ace, and why he is primed for a monster year in the final season of his Red Sox contract.

Aces Sox’ ultimate advantage – Dan Shaughnessy notes that the Red Sox top three pitchers each won the deciding game of a World Series before they turned 25.

Tazawa hopes to get a lift from weight work – Daniel Barbarisi has a look at young Junichi Tazawa, and how he is better prepared physically for his second year of American baseball.

Boston’s Banner 17 never felt so long ago – Tim Weisberg says that’s Boston’s sports mystique is officially gone.

Celtics to bring out Rasheed Wallace’s inside game – Steve Bulpett has Wallace talking about the Celtics struggles and his preference towards going down low more in the second half of the season.

13-16 since Christmas, Rivers says Celts are bored – Robert Lee has the real reason for the Celtics recent struggles.

Vince Wilfork the Cornerstone of Patriots’ 2004 Draft Class – Jeff Howe continues his series of looking at the Patriots drafts under Bill Belichick.

Similar minds drafting alike – Karen Guregian notes that the Patriots will face more competition than ever for “their” type of player.

Hot on trail of a scorer – Fluto Shinzawa catches us up on the Bruins as they get ready to return from the Olympic break.

On Patriots Daily, Chris Warner has a Q&A With Navy LB Ross Pospisil. It’s an unusual entry, as Pospisil’s future doesn’t include football.

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3 thoughts on “Canada Takes The Gold Against U.S.A.

  1. Without mystique we in Boston are nuthing, I guess. Just wondering who made Weisberg the decider of mystique (I won’t read the article).

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    1. A famous former Boston sports personality once said that “Mystique” and “Aura” are just the names of dancers at a strip club anyway!

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