How fitting that the Vancouver Olympics began with the Great One lighting the torch and ended with the Kid bringing home gold for Canada. I shared with my young family the experience of Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal, and I'm confident that Sid will continue to set a fine example for my children.
Jayson Chizick, Holt, Mich.
Now that Sid the Kid has delivered hockey gold (Canada's Day, March 8), it's time for a new nickname. Take your pick: King Crosby, Captain Crosby or Saint Sid.
Brian Gefsky, Los Angeles
The Canadians shouldn't have a sense of security because they (barely) beat the U.S. in the gold medal game. Let's not forget that the U.S. won the under-18 and the world junior championships this year. With all that young talent and a solid core of NHL players, Team USA would be the favorite heading into Sochi 2014. C'mon, Gary Bettman: Let the NHL players play, and the gold is ours.
Vince Keelan, Redwood City, Calif.
Sidney Crosby is deemed a national hero for doing something ordinary for him—scoring a clutch goal in a hockey game. But Joannie Rochette (POINT AFTER, March 8) did something extraordinary by delivering a nearly flawless performance in Vancouver so soon after her mother's sudden death.
Laszlo Buda, Toronto
He Gave Us a Lift