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#661 Detroit # 1 Fan

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:19 AM

Tatar's been stellar for Slovakia, had Varlamov beat too. Good experience for the guy, same with Jurco and Nyquist. Young guys playing good on the big stage.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

Great to see Canada switch the lines up, but I have no idea how Kunitz is still in the lineup. This is like Babcock and Cleary situation. MSL deserves playing time over Kunitz 110 / 100 times.

 

 

didn't they just crush austria 6-0... why change the lines now?



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:26 AM

Just read an article about this.  Everyone is changing their lineups today because they've played so much over the last three days.  Pretty much every team is using it's reserve forwards and backup goalie in this final round robin game.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:30 AM

So this is basically where the tournament stands going into the final round robin game

 

#5 Russia - #12 Norway faces #4 in QF
#6 Switzerland - #11 Latvia faces #3 in QF
#7 Czech republic - #10 Slovakia faces #2 in QF
#8 Slovenia - #9 Austria faces #1 in QF

If Canada wins in regulation, #1 Canada, #2 Sweden, #3 USA, #4 Finland
If Finland wins in regulation, #1 Finland, #2 Sweden, #3 USA, #4 Canada
If Canada wins in OT/shootout, #1 Sweden, #2 USA, #3 Canada, #4 Finland
If Finland wins in OT/shootout, #1 Sweden, #2 USA, #3 Finland, #4 Canada

(These are assuming that Canada wins by less than 9 and Finland wins by less than 8)



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

 

 

didn't they just crush austria 6-0... why change the lines now?

 

Test chemistry. Babs changed lines during the Austria game a couple times that way when it comes down to elimination game they know who for sure is playing and who is not. However, Kunitz should be sitting. Nash has been pretty bad too.


Edited by darkmanx, 16 February 2014 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

 

Test chemistry. Babs changed lines during the Austria game a couple times that way when it comes down to elimination game they know who for sure is playing and who is not. However, Kunitz should be sitting. Nash has been pretty bad too.

 

I was going to say that it's probably not a good idea to play with lines against a team that's been playing well, in a game that will determine your seed for the medal round.  But then I realized I was talking about Mike Babcock.  Line changing is the air he breathes. 


Edited by kipwinger, 16 February 2014 - 10:52 AM.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:46 AM

Tatar to me is better than hossa.


THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE SIGNED TATAR INSTEAD OF FRANZEN WHO IS LAZY AND SUCKS

GET IT TOGETHER KENNY

WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN

Olympic hockey is the boobs. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself!

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE SIGNED TATAR INSTEAD OF FRANZEN WHO IS LAZY AND SUCKS

GET IT TOGETHER KENNY

WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN

Olympic hockey is the boobs. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself!

 

I was seriously just thinking the same thing.  I'm having a lot of fun watching these games.  And while I'll be crushed if the USA doesn't bring home the gold, the good thing is that I'll still not feel as terrible as I did at the end of the 2009 playoffs...so there's really no downside.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:57 AM

Hossa is really mailing it in. Tatar's been Slovakia's best forward in this tournament. 

well this might have something to do with the fact that Hossa is playing with a broken toe or something like that..nevertheless, I agree that he is trying his best



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:59 AM

 

I was seriously just thinking the same thing.  I'm having a lot of fun watching these games.  And while I'll be crushed if the USA doesn't bring home the gold, the good thing is that I'll still not feel as terrible as I did at the end of the 2009 playoffs...so there's really no downside.

That's the last time I puked.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:59 AM

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Kessel is so awesome, such a dork :lol:


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:01 AM

That's the last time I puked.

 

Last night's the last time I puked, but I'm guessing we did so for different reasons.  Chances are, the last time I puked and the last time Patrick Kane puked were for the exact same reason.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE SIGNED TATAR INSTEAD OF FRANZEN WHO IS LAZY AND SUCKS

GET IT TOGETHER KENNY

WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN

Olympic hockey is the boobs. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself!

 

Tatar's new nickname should be the 10 ton Elephant.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

http://sochi2014.iih...en/information/

So...the OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL GAME could potentially be decided by a *gulp* SHOOTOUT?!

I thought they would drop the SO as deciding factor after the round robin games, definitely for the medal games at least! *barf*

Get it together, world.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:14 AM

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:16 AM

http://sochi2014.iih...en/information/

So...the OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL GAME could potentially be decided by a *gulp* SHOOTOUT?!

I thought they would drop the SO as deciding factor after the round robin games, definitely for the medal games at least! *barf*

Get it together, world.

 

That really is the worst possible way to end a medal game.  I don't even get the point of shootouts anyway.  Hopefully the gold medal game ends in regulation or OT.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

 

That really is the worst possible way to end a medal game.  I don't even get the point of shootouts anyway.  Hopefully the gold medal game ends in regulation or OT.

Toews vs Oshie.  3 day shootout.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:25 AM

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Good thing they brought Kunitz to the Olympics.  He and Crosby are doing magnificent on the big stage together...... :lol:


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:26 AM

http://sochi2014.iih...en/information/

So...the OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL GAME could potentially be decided by a *gulp* SHOOTOUT?!

I thought they would drop the SO as deciding factor after the round robin games, definitely for the medal games at least! *barf*

Get it together, world.


Probably for scheduling and TV reasons. Isn't the closing ceremony the same day? Imagine a triple OT game delaying the closing ceremonies... Nope? I can't either

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

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Lehtonen has outscored a ton of people in this tournament.

 

Sharp, Duchene, Kunitz, Toews, Tavares, Benn, Perry, St. Louis, Nash, Crosby, Vanek, Parise, Stepan, Callahan, McDonagh, Wheeler, Pacioretty, Semin, Anisimov,Nichushkin, Kovalchuk, Tarasenko, Jurco, Handzus, Tatar, Hossa, Kruger, Eriksson, Zetterberg, Nyquist, Hagelin, Landskog

 

That's a pretty crazy list







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