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#61 evilmrt

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:07 PM

Our boy is up and skating again, apparently healthy....

 

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When asked about his injury, he said: “What injury?”

 

Told Wings and Team Canada coach Mike Babcock had said Datsyuk was not 100%, Datsyuk pretty much gave Babcock the hand: “Everything’s fine. My injury does not bother me at all. Babcock is not my concern right now,” he said.

 

Datsyuk, the Russian captain, practised Tuesday between Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov.

 

Datsyuk said he was “excellent” after practice, but did have one limitation.

“I can do everything. The one thing I can’t do is talk to the media too much,” he said. “It takes lots of my energy.”


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#62 nawein

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:32 AM

The Datsyuk thing really kind of sucks. Hopefully it doesn't cause a rift when everyone gets back. On another note I haven't seen anyone post practice line combos for any teams but I found a few articles.

http://www.habseyeso...s-russia-sweden

http://prohockeytalk...ympic-practice/

I couldn't find anything on the Czech's or Finland and the rest of the teams combos seem irrelevant.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:55 AM

Landeskog-Z-Steen has potential to be an amazing line. The kind of line that could potentially kill a group like Ovechkin-Malkin-Semin.

But I'm worried about Sedin-Backstrom-Eriksson. They all need to find their game, or we're in trouble. Defense could also be an issue if Kronwall and Ericsson don't improve on their play.

At this point I'm happy with a medal for Sweden, I think we're at most the 4th best team on paper. Lundqvist needs to be amazing.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:13 AM

Landeskog-Z-Steen has potential to be an amazing line. The kind of line that could potentially kill a group like Ovechkin-Malkin-Semin.

But I'm worried about Sedin-Backstrom-Eriksson. They all need to find their game, or we're in trouble. Defense could also be an issue if Kronwall and Ericsson don't improve on their play.

At this point I'm happy with a medal for Sweden, I think we're at most the 4th best team on paper. Lundqvist needs to be amazing.

 

Exactly and that's why it's so hard for me to understand the snubbing of Hedman. Yeah Oduya might be a veteran, but he doesn't bring what Hedman would have brought. At least Lundqvist is used having to bail teams out time and time again.

 

I really like the first line, although I don't like the second line and think overall this team is way to soft, they are going to get pushed around easily by Canada and America.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:56 AM

Good game on right now.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:29 AM

Good game on right now.

Good game, terrible reffing.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

The Datsyuk thing really kind of sucks. Hopefully it doesn't cause a rift when everyone gets back. On another note I haven't seen anyone post practice line combos for any teams but I found a few articles.

http://www.habseyeso...s-russia-sweden

http://prohockeytalk...ympic-practice/

I couldn't find anything on the Czech's or Finland and the rest of the teams combos seem irrelevant.

Anyone catch Datsyuk's interview with Elliotte Friedman?  It was pretty strange.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:10 AM

Anyone catch Datsyuk's interview with Elliotte Friedman?  It was pretty strange.

Yeah, he is not comfortable answering questions on his health. This scares me, it seems like he is hiding something. This is all speculation but it would not surprise me if he comes back and goes straight to LTIR with knee ending surgery.  


Edited by Smite, 12 February 2014 - 10:10 AM.

"When the cast comes off, I ask my doctor, 'Have I recovered so I can play the violin?' The doctor says, 'But of course you can play the violin.' I say, 'Wow, this is great. Before this injury, I could never play violin at all. I must break the other hand so I can play guitar.'" –Pavel Datsuk on breaking his hand

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

 

i have heard somewhere that he's matured a lot and has focused more on hockey the past couple seasons than he did before.. if true, good for him.

 

 

edit: speaking of which, http://prohockeytalk...ption-in-sochi/

 

I guess it was moreso this: http://prohockeytalk...ointed-in-kane/ which was linked in that article. As someone who frequents events like that in Madison, it's extremely hard to respect someone who pulls the stuff he did. Might seem silly to you, and that's fine. I'm not trying to start an argument or anything. Hopefully all these games will be entertaining!



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:35 AM

The Datsyuk thing really kind of sucks. Hopefully it doesn't cause a rift when everyone gets back. On another note I haven't seen anyone post practice line combos for any teams but I found a few articles.

http://www.habseyeso...s-russia-sweden

http://prohockeytalk...ympic-practice/

I couldn't find anything on the Czech's or Finland and the rest of the teams combos seem irrelevant.

 

 

http://www2.dailyfac...olympics/teams/

 

Tatar's on the top line :baby:



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:36 AM

 

 

http://www2.dailyfac...olympics/teams/

 

Tatar's on the top line :baby:

Don't know how trustworthy that site is. They have Visnovsky as playing for Slovakia, but didn't he withdraw? Also, IIRC, each team can dress 20 skaters for each game, 4 full lines, not 4 F lines, 3 D pairs.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:46 AM

Don't know how trustworthy that site is. They have Visnovsky as playing for Slovakia, but didn't he withdraw? Also, IIRC, each team can dress 20 skaters for each game, 4 full lines, not 4 F lines, 3 D pairs.


They're allowed a 13th forward and a 7th d-man. Babs was just talking about how critical those extras are due to the speed of Olympic hockey yesterday, and how he made a mistake last time not recognizing that at first.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:55 AM

Don't know how trustworthy that site is. They have Visnovsky as playing for Slovakia, but didn't he withdraw? Also, IIRC, each team can dress 20 skaters for each game, 4 full lines, not 4 F lines, 3 D pairs.

 

http://prohockeytalk...ympic-practice/

 

nbc sports reporting the same top line.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:56 AM

LGTK!

I tried to take the morning off to watch the game but some D-Bag scheduled a meeting UGH!

Life should stop for hockey, just sayin'.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

Nobody cares that Quick got the nod over Miller and Jimmy? 



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:09 PM

Nobody cares that Quick got the nod over Miller and Jimmy? 

 

Miller should definitely be starting IMO



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:18 PM

Anyone got a stream to the Sweden game?



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

Quick should definitely play in my opinion, he is a better goalie but I assume him and miller will split games in the group stage.

2-0 to Sweden after 15mins, goals by Karlsson and Berglund.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:43 PM

Great period by the Swedes



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

Zzzzzzzzz 3-0!





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