- Apr 12, 2005
I actually don't know if they shook hands, unless I missed it. When the last save happened, there was a giant pig pile of American players on the ice, and the Canadians sitting on their bench crying for a while. I didn't see them shake hands between that, and the medal ceremony. It's possible that after the US was done celebrating, and they cleaned up their equipment that was all over the ice, they may have shook hands before taking their lines to receive the medals, and I missed it, but I remember wondering as the celebration was happening if it was poor form because they hadn't shook hands yet.So because she won once, it’s less painful to lose in similarly heartbreaking fashion? She acted irrationally because she is a human showing emotion 10 minutes after she got her heart ripped out in the last game she will probably play in a sport nobody cares about for 3.9 years. Irrational actions make sports fun. And I don’t particularly care about sportsmanship matters that don’t harm anybody anymore.
I would also bet they shook hands at the end of the game (because hockey), which is a greater sign of the sportsmanship you desire IMO.