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#41 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

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Because of the high cost of insurance, coach Mike Babcock had to get creative, putting players through ball-hockey walkthroughs on a boarded-up international-sized rink at Canada's Olympic Park. (CP/Jeff McIntosh)


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#42 frankgrimes

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:38 AM

At first Ithought wow someone has some great photoshop skills but since TSN confirmed this just wow. I don't know but how does this help the players? They might see the bigger angles but other than that? Playing hockey office is not the same as on ice hence why rollerhockey is useless.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:49 AM

At first Ithought wow someone has some great photoshop skills but since TSN confirmed this just wow. I don't know but how does this help the players? They might see the bigger angles but other than that? Playing hockey office is not the same as on ice hence why rollerhockey is useless.

He did it for this reason:

 

 

 

 

Make no mistake: Babcock wanted to skate at this orientation camp. He would have learned more about the players that way, and it would have been easier to use the ice. But Team Canada decided not to skate because of the cost of insuring the players’ NHL contracts, and if you know Babcock, he doesn’t mope about problems – or allow anyone else to mope about them. It is what it is. So what are you going to do about it? How can you make the best of it?

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"When I was looking for a captain, I wanted a guy with the Red Wings crest tattooed on his chest," said former Detroit coach Jacques Demers, who named Yzerman captain in 1986. "Steve Yzerman was that guy."

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:23 AM

He did it for this reason:

 

 

 

Yup. No big story in this (i.e. Babs hasn't suddenly lost his marbles, Wings will be fine, etc.)


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#45 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

Just to add a little detail to the story: the insurance talked about was an added 1.3 million dollars, mostly dealing with coverage of concussion injuries. The money not spent will go towards other Hockey Canada initiatives, especially with players at younger levels.

By the way, TSN is already providing some great coverage of what's going on in Calgary.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:35 AM

Just to add a little detail to the story: the insurance talked about was an added 1.3 million dollars, mostly dealing with coverage of concussion injuries. The money not spent will go towards other Hockey Canada initiatives, especially with players at younger levels.

By the way, TSN is already providing some great coverage of what's going on in Calgary.

 

TSN is just hands above everyone else when it comes to hockey. I could watch them 24/7 easily sadly I don't have time for that. The panel talked about snapping guys like Perry, Getzlaf other countries such as mine would be jump for joy having those guys as potential players just goes to show you, how strong their roster is going to be.

 

Anyone else thinking Y is downplaying the favorite part a bit? I mean he is the GM of team Canada everyone knows it's gold or bust for them.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:00 AM

 

Anyone else thinking Y is downplaying the favorite part a bit? I mean he is the GM of team Canada everyone knows it's gold or bust for them.

 

One of the favourites, no doubt. From Sportsnet:

 

 

Below is a full list of 2014 Olympic hockey odds courtesy of Bodog and here’s a list of prop bets to consider:

 

Russia : 11/5

Canada : 9/4

Sweden : 4/1

USA : 6/1

Czech Republic: 17/2

Finland : 10/1

Switzerland : 20/1

Slovakia : 25/1

Norway : 200/1

Latvia : 400/1

Austria : 900/1

Slovenia : 900/1

 


Edited by cusimano_brothers, 28 August 2013 - 07:01 AM.

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#48 F.Michael

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:00 AM

Prediction.....THEY LOSE!!!

 

 

 

USA USA USA USA.......HAHAHAHA j/k but yeah....USA

 

Canada always has a scary roster. SO MUCH STAR TALENT.

In the words of our fellow American - Homer J Simpson.....

 

 

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:45 PM

Here is MY Team Canada:

Stamkos - Crosby - Neal
Giroux - Tavares - Perry
Hall - Toews - Sharp
Duchene - Seguin - Benn

Thornton, Cotoure

Kieth - Doughty
Weber - Subban
Bouwmeester - Pietrangelo

Seabrook, Phaneuf

Luongo
Price
Fleury


be about it!

#50 stillwater

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

Stamkos - Crosby - Taveras

St.Louis - Toews - Nash

Perry - Getzlaf - Benn

Giroux - Bergeron - Couture


Doughty - Keith

Pietrangelo - Weber

Vlasic - Bouwmeester


Price and Smith

#51 frankgrimes

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

Updated earlier predictions

 

Tavares - Crosby - Stamkos
St. Louis - Toews - Giroux
Nash - Bergeron - Richards
Lucic - Getzlaf - Perry

Doughty - Weber
Keith - Seabrook
Bouwmeester - Pietrangelo

 

outside D: Vlasic over Subban

outside O: St. Louis over Hall, Benn and Seguin


Luongo
Price
Crawford

 

I think Letang has played too much on the offensive side in order to be trusted on the bigger ice. Vlasic is a stable, non maintenance kind of guy so if any injuries happen, he should be in.

3 + 4 line are obviously the grind it out, shutdown lines  with physicality and intimidation in form of Lucic.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

Wonder if Kunitz gets the call purely due to chemistry with Crosby.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:44 AM

My god I'm excited to see this roster play.
Don't even care which people skate because they're all amazing.
GO CANADA
I'm predicting a repeat that shocks everyone because of how unlikely a repeat is.

 
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:03 AM

Discussion over selection of Pernell Karl Subban>>>>Discussion over selection of Bobby Ryan.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

Discussion over selection of Pernell Karl Subban>>>>Discussion over selection of Bobby Ryan.

In my opinion, I think it's unlikely that PK makes it.



#56 frankgrimes

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:19 AM

Seriously, just shut up and announce the roster, nobody cares about politicians or ministers announce the damn roster


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#57 toby91_ca

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:27 AM

Well, my guess on PK was off.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

announcement made!

 

 

Goaltenders: Roberto Luongo, Carey Price, Mike Smith

 
Defence: Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, PK Subban, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Shea Weber
 
Forwards: Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews

 

nash is a headscratcher...and no thornton? no seabrook?

per tsn.ca


Edited by RyaN_84, 07 January 2014 - 11:31 AM.


#59 frankgrimes

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:30 AM

How can they not take Seabrook ? that would have been two pairings with immediately chemistry


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

Can't believe Stevie left St. Louis home again. That's gotta cause a rift in Tampa. Also, Marleau and Carter over Giroux is a bit nuts to me. Hamhuis being on the team is a question mark too.


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