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What was the biggest goal in Canadian hockey history?

What's the biggest goal in Canadian hockey history?  

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  1. 1. What's the biggest goal in Canadian hockey history?

    • Paul Henderson, 1972 Summit Series
    • Mario Lemieux, 1987 Canada Cup
    • Sidney Crosby, 2010 Olympics


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Henderson. No contest. Not even close.

The Crosby one was a big one because it was a close game and in overtime, but Henderson's goal was about even more than hockey. Our nation's pride was at stake more than ever.

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If there's a goal that everyone remembers, it was back in ol' 72

we all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger

and all I remember is sitting beside you

you said you didn't give a frack about hockey

and I never saw someone say that before

you held my hand and we walked home the long way

you were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr

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Henderson, easy. I too saw that one at school; they put the whole school in the lunchroom and we watched it on a terrible little black and white TV.

Crosby's was also a big one however. Imagine if he doesn't score and the Americans do. Lou would have been tarred and feathered.

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The Henderson goal sounds like it was a much bigger deal and it meant a lot to Canada but I can't say for sure because I was not around to witness it. I don't know what the implications of a victory were or how it impacted Hockey Canada or the players or anything like that.

With the Crosby goal it's not like jobs were at stake or anything like that. It was a huge goal because the Games were at home and it meant a lot to the fans.

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I too watched that game in my high school. Even people that didn't like hockey were riveted to the game. Truly us against them. They had nuclear bombs pointed at us. They were a totalitarian state and we were proud to be free. Hockey was our game and then they were beating us??? There has never been a more intense sporting event ever. Miracle on ice was a distant second.

Henderson was totally amazing. It is a crime that he is not in the hockey hall of fame.

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Crosbys goal. Canada's golden boy cemented himself in history with that goal. Hendersons was a great goal, but it kind of came from a nobody at the time. I also really think that Eberles goal with like 5 seconds left was huge for Canada.

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I am sure Hendo's goal was HUGE for the nation, but people across the country fled to the streets after the Crosby goal, including about a million people in Vancouver alone.

Fact is I got to live the Crosby goal. I have never seen a million people that patriotic, and that friendly to each other in my life, and may never see it again.

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I am sure Hendo's goal was HUGE for the nation, but people across the country fled to the streets after the Crosby goal, including about a million people in Vancouver alone.

Fact is I got to live the Crosby goal. I have never seen a million people that patriotic, and that friendly to each other in my life, and may never see it again.

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It's kind of sad how close this is. Henderson's should be running away with it. I wasn't alive during it, not even close to being alive, but I see that it's easily a bigger goal.

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Crosbys goal. Canada's golden boy cemented himself in history with that goal. Hendersons was a great goal, but it kind of came from a nobody at the time. I also really think that Eberles goal with like 5 seconds left was huge for Canada.

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