Where is Lecavalier's goal rated?

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    Last nights game between the Czechs and Canadians was one of the best I've seen as far as excitement goes. But where is Vinny's dramatic goal rated in Canada's history? Of course its not near Henderson ro even Lemieux. Its not similar to Sittler in '76 either. Since it was a great game and a semi final game I compare it to 1984.
    Back then Canada and Russia played to a 2-2 tie before Bossy tipped in Coffey's point shot sending Canada onto an easy two win final against Sweden. Not saying the Finns are easy, but you may argue that the winner of the tourny may have been played last night. All I can say is that this game will define 2004 for Canada just like Bossy's goal. What do the rest of you think?
     
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    It all depends on what happens on Tuesday, IMO.
     
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    I think it ties with the Yzerman goal in 96 aganist Sweden in overtime to send them in the finals but like cds said it depends on Tuesday's result
     
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    The '96 goal against Sweden was actually Fleury. Yzerman got the game winner in Game 1 against the USA. We lost the next two so its not as important as say Lecavalier's and then having us beat Finland.
     
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    Not very high on my list. I've been more excited over some World Junior goals than this one.
     
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    Sorry but does this have anything to do with you being a Flames fan and Lecavalier's performance in Game 7?? You can't honestly say any of those world junior goals are more important to Canadian Hockey than Vinnys
     
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    I don't care if it was Heatley, Thornton or Shane Doan. If it was Iginla, of course I would be little more excited but Vinny being a Lightning player has nothing to do with it. I actually like Lecavalier, its St. Louis & Richards that I don't like. Even still, I would have loved for any Canadian player to score that goal.

    I'm not sure why but this whole tournament I haven't been too excited. I never said the WJ goals were more important, I just got more excited over some of those goals.
     
  9. it's not exactly Paul Henderson in magnitude, and he did initially FAN on it...but a pretty huge goal, considering Canada was back on their heels and getting lumped up for most of the 3rd period.
    watch for them to come out of the box SMOKING tues. nite, because if that OT GWG wasn't a reprieve, i don't know what is.
     
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    True, its like the Miracle on Ice, if the US had lost to the Finns the next game, the game aginst to Soviets would have just looked like a dissapointing upset.
     
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    I guess it depends on two things:
    1) Canada has to win for this to be a memorable goal, and
    2) there must not be a more compelling goal in the final game.

    Let's remember Paul Henderson scored the game winning goals in the last THREE games in '72. Nobody ever talks about the game 6 or game 7 goals - we only remember game 8.

    Ahhh...let's reminisce....

    "Here's a shot. Henderson makes a wild stab for it and falls," Foster Hewitt breathlessly described. "Here's another shot. Right in front. They Score!! Henderson has scored for Canada!"
    :bow: (and that dudes not in the Hall of Fame, and Tretiak is....go figure....).
     
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    I'm going on the assumption that Canada wins this one tonight. If they dont it will be forgotten. But chances are they will and have an easier game tonight. In that case, I compare it close to Bossy's '84 goal
     
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    I don't know. I think it's in the class of Steve Larmer against Mike Richter in '91. Not a real goal of huge consequence when compared to Lemieux in '87.
     
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    maybe thats because Tretiak was good and Henderson did nothing but score 1 goal :shakehead
     
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    If you’re talking about the summit series than Henderson was everything. He had the game winning goal in the last three games of the series and third best in pts in the series with 10 pts.

    If Henderson is in the hall of fame for being a major contributor in that historical series defined clutch than that is truly why he is in the hall of fame.

    Now if you ment NHL career that is another story i suppose.
     
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