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#1561 darkmanx

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:25 PM

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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Edit:

 

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

 

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Edited by darkmanx, 23 February 2014 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

I'm all for unlocking the thread and discussing the game et al, but if the last posts are what we have to look forward to, I have no problem locking it again.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:26 PM

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. 



#1564 joesuffP

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

Babcock would coach a smothering Defense if we had good defensemen. Back checking hard from the forwards we get to see usually

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:44 PM

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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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#1566 darkmanx

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:54 PM

Find the real Olli.

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

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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#1568 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:08 PM

Yes Virginia, there really was a Lucky Loonie at Sochi 2014.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:26 PM

Jan Hudec a Canadian skier buried a lucky loonie at the finish line of the Super G course as well.

 

He became the first Canadian to win an Alpine Medal in 20 years.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

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

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#1571 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:08 PM

Find the real Olli.

 

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Yikes, I'm going to have nightmares now after viewing this. :scared:  :lol:



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:33 PM

Find the real Olli.

 

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I almost just laughed myself off the couch.  Holy s*** dude....epic Jokinen.


Oh, and I believe the real Olli is right smack dab in the middle sporting the Ryan Getzlaf hair cut.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:52 PM

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.


Edited by evilmrt, 23 February 2014 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:37 PM

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!


Edited by SDavis35, 23 February 2014 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:54 AM

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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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:46 AM

I'll never understand the attitude of "Gold is all that matters". I'd be proud as hell over an Olympic Bronze or Silver medal. Erik Karlsson was probably upset after the loss. He's young, he hasn't been in many big games like that. I would think as he gets older he'll realize how few his chances of even getting an Olympic medal are, and that looking back on bronze or silver beats looking back on nothing. 



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:08 AM

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.

 

Really?  I respectfully disagree. 



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:56 AM

 

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!

Canada dominated the game.  There seemed to be extremely long stretches when Sweden couldn't even get the puck to the red line.  I doubt Zetterberg would have swung that into a win.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:57 AM

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"Only in Canada" They're even watching #hockey at church in #Halifax. #GoCanadaGo pic.twitter.com/SNOhTOV4Zg

 

Golden...just like the latest medal around his neck.
 

But Babcock wasn't concerned. He saw a team that was dominant and getting chances, even if the puck wasn't going in the net.
 
"The interesting thing to me, when I look at this whole scenario, does anybody know who won the Scoring race?" Babcock asked. "Does
anybody care? Does anybody know who won the gold medal?"
 
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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:16 AM


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Golden...just like the latest medal around his neck.
 


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