Watch Russia's Greatest Sports Hero Get Wrecked By Team USA

Game recognizes game, so we'll concede that Vladislav Tretiak, who just helped light the Olympic cauldron, is one of the greatest goaltenders to ever skate the Earth. As we anxiously wonder when the hell Olympic hockey is going to start, let's also concede that the 1980 men's team had his number. » 2/07/14 3:29pm 2/07/14 3:29pm

Miracle On Ice Co-Opted For, What Else, A Presidential Campaign Ad

This week Tim Pawlenty launched his "American Comeback" campaign with an Iowa TV spot featuring the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team. Of course that means ABC's broadcast, which the Pawlenty team didn't get permission from ABC Sports to use (read: they didn't want to pay for it, and it's definitely not a cheap license). » 7/22/11 12:45pm 7/22/11 12:45pm

Russian Lady Hockey Fans Encouraged To Enter "Swimsuit Contest"

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/06/10 9:00am 11/06/10 9:00am

Do You Believe In Owning A Sad, Bedridden Ex-Hockey Player's Cherished…

A gold medal that once belonged to Mark Wells, the last player selected for the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey team, now laid low by a genetic disease of the spinal cord, is going up for auction. [Puck Daddy] » 9/20/10 5:00pm 9/20/10 5:00pm

Stories That Don't Suck: T.K. On Rick Barry, Do You Believe In…

Every week, I'll excerpt a handful of stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that I urge you to read for one reason or another. Send any suggestions to craggs@deadspin.com. » 2/27/10 1:10pm 2/27/10 1:10pm