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Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

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Could care less if NHL players don't play in the Olympics again.

Unless the games are in North America, you can't watch any of them live without quitting your job. And the primetime evening coverage doesn't show re-runs of hockey. They only had one channel showing the evening coverage when most people have returned from their workdays.

One the bright side, I got to see plenty of figure skating and women in khaki pants doing stupid stunts on a snowboard. :sleepy:

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Could care less if NHL players don't play in the Olympics again.

Unless the games are in North America, you can't watch any of them live without quitting your job. And the primetime evening coverage doesn't show re-runs of hockey. They only had one channel showing the evening coverage when most people have returned from their workdays.

One the bright side, I got to see plenty of figure skating and women in khaki pants doing stupid stunts on a snowboard. :sleepy:

Channels? you have heard of the internet right? :P
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No offense to Babcock, but this team had Ken Hitchcock's fingerprints all over it.

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Coaches the winning team to the Gold Medal ... still gets no credit.

It's simply amazing. He has won at every level, yet still dumb statements are made like earlier posts.

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Could care less if NHL players don't play in the Olympics again.

Unless the games are in North America, you can't watch any of them live without quitting your job. And the primetime evening coverage doesn't show re-runs of hockey. They only had one channel showing the evening coverage when most people have returned from their workdays.

One the bright side, I got to see plenty of figure skating and women in khaki pants doing stupid stunts on a snowboard. :sleepy:

Pretty good argument for the World Cup to replace it? Round robin and qualification games could be held in two groups, each on both sides of the Atlantic. Medal round would be alternated between NA and Euro hosts each tournament.

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No offense to Babcock, but this team had Ken Hitchcock's fingerprints all over it.

I'm glad this thread was unlocked so I'd have a chance to say that this is one of the dumbest things I have heard from a LGWer in a while, and that's saying something.

The two coaches have very similar styles.

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I'm glad this thread was unlocked so I'd have a chance to say that this is one of the dumbest things I have heard from a LGWer in a while, and that's saying something.

The two coaches have very similar styles.

Babcock agrees.

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If you want a real laugh, look at Babcock taking a selfie.

http://kuklaskorner.com/tmr/comments/babcock-lets-his-hair-down

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I didn't say he didn't get credit or that he didn't do a fine job. But that stifling, smothering, shut down type of defense is more the style of a Hitchcock coached team. Babcock emphasizes defense but not in the same way that Hitchcock does.

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People laughed then; whose laughing now?

From Senators Extra:

Ottawa Senators Swedish defenceman Erik Karlsson was clearly gutted after losing the gold medal final of the men’s hockey tournament to Canada.

According to Olympic News Service, this is what he had to say when asked what his silver medal meant to him: “You will see when I put it out on eBay.”

Swedish humour...or not?

Y/N: If Backstrom had played, Sweden would have relinquished their medal and everyone would take one step forward.

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The Silver means as much to the Swedes as winning the Bronze meant to the USA... after the two quick goals 11 seconds apart, the USA just mailed in the rest of the game...really, who cares about a Bronze? We went there to win the Gold and anything else was meaningless... I'd rather have a pin that says "I Participated at Sochi" than take home a Bronze medal in Hockey...

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What is it with Canadians and loose change at the Olympics? Do their coin purses have holes?

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The Silver means as much to the Swedes as winning the Bronze meant to the USA... after the two quick goals 11 seconds apart, the USA just mailed in the rest of the game...really, who cares about a Bronze? We went there to win the Gold and anything else was meaningless... I'd rather have a pin that says "I Participated at Sochi" than take home a Bronze medal in Hockey...

I think you're overstating things in terms of the Gold. First of all, the Bronze is won, not gained with a loss like the Silver. Team USA went home empty handed, and established new records of shame (first back to back shutouts for an American team since the 1920s, worst shutout in the medal round in Olympic history, etc). This crap goes in the record books, a bronze would have been something... Now this 2014 squad will look awful in the history books.

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Sweden was missing too many high-end players to hang with Canada. Needed at least Backstrom, but really when we lost Zetterberg I felt we lost the chance to win Gold.

Good tournament by Canada, that defense is really impressive.

I agree, I think with Zetterberg, Sweden could have won it. I'm happy Canada won but my "cheering" was like a wings regular season win in March 2008. It's time to get back to Red Wings hockey, something I can cheer about with lots of energy!

Edit: I also wanted to mention that I think Sweden is the "Canada" of Europe, such a great hockey nation!

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I didn't say he didn't get credit or that he didn't do a fine job. But that stifling, smothering, shut down type of defense is more the style of a Hitchcock coached team. Babcock emphasizes defense but not in the same way that Hitchcock does.

Did you not watch us in 2008? That was how we played all season long, smothering teams all over the ice. Using a skilled, mobile group of defencemen to keep the puck when we had it, and take away the oppositions time and space when we didn't. Instead of Lidstrom, Rafalski, Stuart and Kronwall he had Weber, Doughty, Pieterangelo, Bouwmeister and Keith.

He got superstars like Crosby to buy into a defence first system and work their tails off all over the ice. It seemed like Canada had 4 forwards on the ice at all times, so hard were they working. Compare how the all-stars on Canada played to how guys like Ovechkin played for Russia.

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