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With Canada's hopes on his shoulders, Sid the Kid was the star of stars. Four years after being passed over for the Turin Games, Crosby beat Switzerland in a preliminary-round shootout, then scored that magical, golden goal in OT.
CHRIS PRONGER (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010) DEFENSEMAN
ST. LOUIS BLUES, EDMONTON OILERS, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
The intimidating 6' 6" Pronger is the only Canadian to play in four straight Olympics, patrolling the blue line for 18 matches on three continents. Only 35 and playing 26 minutes a game in the NHL, he could make it to a fifth.
SCOTT NIEDERMAYER (2002, 2010) DEFENSEMAN
NEW JERSEY DEVILS, ANAHEIM DUCKS
One of the most fluid skaters to grace a back line, the two-time gold medalist (he missed the '06 Games with a knee injury) fit in perfectly with Canada's philosophy of getting defensemen involved in the attack; he was an exemplary captain in 2010.