Nothing if you're a Canadian hockey fan, but the game isn't going to attract much ratings wise, which is what NBC and the NHL was hoping for. Had USA/Russia been in the gold medal game, it might have been a different story. But in general, outside of hockey cities like Detroit, Boston, etc, nobody really cares.
If that's the case then, why would it matter? If most of the USA doesn't care, but literally ALL of Canada would watch it, then TV in general will still get ratings, not just NBC and why would the NHL just want to have USA in there? More than half of the NHL is Canadian players. Not trying to rag on you, but I'm not seeing why it matters what 1 station would hope for and how you would know that the NHL would prefer that? It may not be your intent, but it makes it sound like the only thing you think matters is USA. Your team has come up through the ranks and solidified itself in a top 5 in the world, your hockey systems are great, but 1 Olympic game is gonna make or break that? I don't buy it. Gary Bettman has tried to shove hockey down Americans throats for years in non-traditional hockey markets and it doesn't work, so Olympics or not, they probably wouldn't tune in cause they likely don't know it's even on, and like you stated, don't care.
just a couple posts i dug up real quick, there were many more, like i said several times now, if you were not bashing canada my post was not directed at you. and yes Zwingeddangler, i have had a few canadian maples, how can you tell?
It was Canada vs USA...even I had a couple. Just a guess though
Come on, Canadians. This whole "You guys would have trash talked up if you won so we are gonna trash talk you" is kind of childish. Who cares? Enjoy the win, and be excited for Sunday. Rubbing it in is foolish.
I was scared s***less of todays game. It was a toss up and as I expected a 1 goal game. I can't even express trash talk right now cause I'm just so relieved that the damn game is over and we survived.
Right, a few posters actually said a few days ago while trash talking they would rub it in our face, but if the US lost they would take their lickings, and and actually came in here to mock people for being quiet while tied with Latvia because we weren't winning. Even though most of us were working. So you're going to tell me a lot of posters around here wouldn't have been trash talking if the US won? It's easy to say that after you lose...
Those select 3-4 guys aren't on here right now. rrasco is just defending his guys the same way we were. If those guys come on here that were trashing Canada then by all means blast em, but we gotta stay classy dude. It was a battle today and we got the best of them. You usually are the level headed type. You've clearly chugged too much Maple syrup.
Love it. Though as a lonnnnngggg time Selanne fan, I prefer him as #13.
I was at the game in his rookie season where he got 48-51 in a 7-6 win over Dallas and I'll tell you one thing, If Ovie EVER puts on the show Selanne has on many occasions, he will maybe eventually find a fan in me again. His last few seasons of heartless lameness has turned me on him.
No, just found it funny that so many were here for every other game. But when they're tied with a horrible Latvia team it's turns into a Canadian ghost town. But hey Canada just went up 2-1 so you can pretty much cue the rush of Canadians onto the boards now. lol
The other games that most of us were on here were on the weekend. This game was on during work hours, hence the drop in Canadian activity.
How did Latvia get on the board? That seems unlikely and confusing.
The most epic line change in Olympic history. The bench quoted during the intermission as stating "it worked". Buddy changes into one side of the bench, other guy jumps off end of the bench, stretch pass and breakaway.
This is strange, there are hardly any Team Canada fans on the board right now. I wonder why?
I have no idea about NYI line combos, just heard he and Tavares were prime together. He's done a lot worse in buffalo though (not that most wouldn't) his scoring average has dropped from around 0.8 - 0.9 to about 0.6.
Makes me think he'd be just as good with the Magic Man.
Bogo's a good player, but he's not a superstar by any stretch. I'd rather have Trouba.
Trouba's the Jets franchise Dman. Completely off the table. He and Scheifele are the future of that teams youth.
Why does everyone keep bringing up Bogosian? He was just signed to a big (albeit fair) contract and has a full NMC.
The Jets have publicly stated before he's a piece they're building around and there hasn't been a single rumour anywhere he will be traded.
I get people like him, but there is literally 0% chance he's dealt.
If you want a trade with the Jets for D, you're not gonna get far with Bogo or Trouba offers. Enstrom, Stuart and Buff apparently can be had at the right price. But the Jets also want to push for the playoffs this season. So whoever they trade, they want to do it in a way to stay competitive and in the playoff hunt.
Man Switzerland put on a show in the second period, if they keep this up they are going to come back and win this thing. Don't know why but I have a softspot for them and Sweden.
That's cause Sweden is awesome and Wing laden.
Well, Switzerland is gone. And I thought they would surely make it to the quarterfinals. Bah.
Czech just sealed the deal.
Goodbye Slovakia, get your crap together please, you're the biggest disappointment of the tournament.
Aside from Tatar and Jurco! Go Wings!
Latvia upsets the Swiss? Sheesh, how easy are they going to make it on Canada? Talk about an easy ride to the semi's....easiest group in the Tourney and now Latvia... what a croc of conspiracy crap!
Wonder if the USA "ends up" losing to the Czechs....Hmmmmm.....guess we will cross that when we get there....
Just for fun, please tell us how this is a conspiracy? The standings are how they are. Personally, I'd rather have a tougher matchup against the Czechs to keep the guys engaged 100%.
its a typical response from an entitled Canadian fan...if USA can beat the Czechs, canadas cake walk will end... Not saying we are better than them, but they ain't seen nothing like the US Team. They just don't understand USA Hockey...
Are you not done with that crap yet? And if you're gonna say that s***, at least quote someone saying something of the sort.
Eh, idk. I thought they weren't going to be that good in the beginning of the tourney, but even with the injuries they played rather really good, and also took Canada to OT. I think the gap is closer and people keep underestimating them.
I could see Finland upsetting the Russians for 2 reasons:
1. Finland lines up at the blueline and plays 110% D.
2. Russia needs to skate hard to penetrate the wall of D, and Ovechkin, Malkin and Semin have been quite lazy and HATE to chase dump ins.
Of course what? The Czechs are a much more formidable opponent than Slovenia or Latvia. Any team with several NHL players will be a tough test. Is there really any question about that? I should be the one saying "of course." Of course some Canadian would try and downplay the toughness of team USA's matchup, while their team gets yet another non-NHL caliber team to play (aside from playing Finland).
It's not like I was singling Canada out. I said Sweden and Canada both have very easy matchups, while the Russians and Americans will both have tougher tests. And that's 100% true.
Your boys may have an advantage going into the semi's being a little more battle tested than the Canadian's. An intense game with Russia and then the Czechs will have your boys focused. Latvia may make our boys complacent, and you know Babcock's teams don't always show up in the 1st period to do anything other than weather a storm. I guess you can choose your evil in this case...