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The United States' "controversial" victory of Russia's Olympic team last Saturday brought back memories of 1980 and the rivalry that existed between both countries both on and off the ice.
By now, everybody knows the story of 1980 and the sports heroes that became of the United States men's Olympic team. Everybody also now knows TJ Oshie's name because of his shootout heroics versus Russia.
Russia has the stars to compete against the world's best. With players like Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, and Sergei Bobrovsky, to name a few, Russia can match up with any country offensively and in goal. And with the bigger ice surface in the Olympics, the Russian's should be almost unstoppable offensively. But they are not.