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#21 DeGraa55

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:08 AM

USA all the way.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:49 AM

usa will be about as gritty as they come. That, paired with 3 of the top 5/6 goalies will win them gold

 

They can't play all 3 goalies at once you know ;)

 

Anyway, the Olympics is a real crap-shoot.  So many single-elimination games in such a short space of time.  Look at that loaded roster Canada had last time, and they won on a scuffed shot along the ice.

 

With no horse in this race, I guess I'll be cheering for Pav and Russia :)


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:47 PM

I'm betting if Helm is healthy to start the season he centers Canada's fourth line.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:57 PM

Ooooh my team is gonna dominate!

 
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:52 AM

I'm betting if Helm is healthy to start the season he centers Canada's fourth line.



I don't think he will have a chance.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:42 AM

Congrats Babs... no better man for the job!

GO CANADA!!



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hockey Canada has announced their coaches for the Men's Hockey Team at the 2014 Olympics at Sochi. Interesting.

Your move, Uncle Gary.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Excellent choice. Bring the gold again Babs!


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

For the sake of internet fighting:

 

What are the chances the NHL says no players can go?

What is the backlash then if the coaches are going?

 

I think the answer to the first question is no way in hell Gary says no coming out of the lockout, the league needs more good press. So therefore the second question is moot.

 

Other thoughts?


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:19 PM

Uncle Gary loves fanfare. I will guess he will wait until after he awards the Stanley Cup (I can already feel the love in the arena), probably wait until after the draft (the "greatest fans in the world" deserve the best). His main sticking point right now might be his desire to have a series of outdoor games at Sochi.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:28 PM

 
They can't play all 3 goalies at once you know ;)
 
Anyway, the Olympics is a real crap-shoot.  So many single-elimination games in such a short space of time.  Look at that loaded roster Canada had last time, and they won on a scuffed shot along the ice.
 
With no horse in this race, I guess I'll be cheering for Pav and Russia :)

They could try :)

They won't have to worry about being stuck with a cold goalie though

And competition makes everyone play better

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

I sure would love to see the Olympics go back to Amateur players...the Nations ALL have plenty of amateur talent to make this tourney enjoyable and entertaining.  USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland....they all have great players under 18... I am tired of watching the NHL All Star game water down the Olympics....


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:41 AM

I sure would love to see the Olympics go back to Amateur players...the Nations ALL have plenty of amateur talent to make this tourney enjoyable and entertaining.  USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland....they all have great players under 18... I am tired of watching the NHL All Star game water down the Olympics....



Would be a good way to see prospects for those that don't follow juniors. But other then us die hard fans idk how many people would watch. Maybe they could have an over 18 and under 18 hockey in Olympics.





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