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#2486210 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by mule on 22 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

It really is amazing how fast things can change in one week.




#2485386 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by mule on 20 February 2014 - 07:24 AM

Haha, I know I'm driving people crazy down here talking about it.  I was talking to my dad about it, and he was all like, did you watch any of the bob sledding and I was all like, f*** bobsledding we're gonna whoop Canada's ass in hockey.  We even get women's hockey tomorrow to hold us over until the big game.

Maybe your dad, being older and wiser realizes that this will not be the case and wanted to divert some of your attention to other sports team USA are doing well in in order to ease the disappointment you will once again feel Friday afternoon.




#2483687 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by mule on 13 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Great result for Team USA today. I was expecting a tight win for the Americans and did not expect a 7-1 sHALAKing! (hah!)

I can't wait for the USA Russia game Saturday morning the atmosphere will be electric. 

 

I was disappointed with Team Canada. Even though they controlled the game (as they should against Norway) they couldn't finish. Thankfully I'm accustomed to being disappointed by team Canada in the Round-Robin stage of the Olympics as they often take a few games to start clicking. 

 

2010

L 5-3 USA

W 3-2 OT Switzerland

W 8-0 Norway

 

2002

L 5-2 Sweden

W 3-2 Germany

T 3-3 Czech Republic

 

- Hopefully Russia and Sweden go home early so Datsyuk and Zetterberg can rest up and get healthy for the Wings playoff push. 




#2483520 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by mule on 12 February 2014 - 07:45 PM

No goal....no goal...no goal...and of course Canada wins by 1 goal.  Typical of Canadian teams, need a little help to win...just look at Mens division...drawn from a hat my ass...

I suggest you do a little bit of research before you start throwing around outrageous statements such as this one. 

 

A) Qualification for the men's tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics was determined by the IIHF World Ranking following the 2012 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. The top nine teams in the World Ranking received automatic berths into the Olympics, while all other teams had an opportunity to qualify for the remaining three spots in the Olympics.

 

B) Using the IIHF World Ranking points system, the current year received full value, and each preceding year was worth 25% less.[2] The following was a ranking based on points already accumulated toward Olympic qualification of all countries at the top level, or who are ranked amongst them.

 

 

World ranking Team WC 2012
(100%) WC 2011
(75%) WC 2010
(50%) OLY 2010
(50%) WC 2009
(25%) Total 1 23px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Russia 1200 825 580 520 300 3425 2 23px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Finland 1100 900 520 560 265 3345 3 23px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Czech Republic 1120 840 600 510 260 3330 4 23px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Sweden 1040 870 560 530 280 3280 5 23px-Flag_of_Canada.svg.png Canada 1060 795 510 600 290 3235 6 23px-Flag_of_Slovakia.svg.png Slovakia 1160 705 450 550 235 3100 7 23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States 1020 750 440 580 275 3065 8 21px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Norway 1000 780 480 470 230 2960 9 16px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png  Switzerland 920 720 530 500 240 2910

Pool A

1) Russia

6) Slovakia

7) USA

 

Pool B

2) Finland

5) Canada

8) Norway

 

Pool C

3) Czech Republic

4) Sweden

9) Switzerland

 

- Slovenia, Austria and Latvia qualified for the final three spots in the tournament




#2471238 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by mule on 07 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

 

Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see won't we?

Agreed. Now let's go back to cheering for the Wings!




#2471233 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by mule on 07 January 2014 - 01:48 PM

 

Well, first of all we've got Quick this time and he's better.  Secondly, as previously mentioned (and repeatedly ignored by you guys), the difference this time is that we'll be on international ice.  In Vancouver they played on North American ice.  Olympic ice will favor teams that can skate, and we can do that.  We're also much better in terms of team defense than Canada, and we've got plenty of scoring (obviously not as much as you guys, but enough). 

 

Scoff and be patronizing all you want.  At the end of the day I see a Canadian team with a ton of firepower, but not a lot of anything else.  Problem is, there's only one puck to go around and you've got a team full of guys that need it to be effective.  Plus you're slow.  And nobody on your team, including your defensemen, play defense. 

A) IMO Miller will start over Quick. Whether he keeps the starting spot or not we will see. 

 

B) It has not been ignored. We realize Sochi is in Russia. Yes, this means they will be playing on International Ice. With that in mind I find it shocking that you consider a team with the likes of Marleau, Crosby, Keith, Duchene, Bouwmeester, Stamkos and Carter to be "slow".

 

C) It's amazing that you are so confident that your team is "much better" at team defence considering we have Toews, Bergeron, Marleau, Duchene, Keith, Vlasic, Hamhuis, Doughty, Pietrangelo and Weber on our roster. 

 

D) Yes you are right, we can light the lamp. 

 

E) I believe you are living in the past and analyzing the roster we sent to Turin in 2006. Do yourself a favour and google our current roster or check it out on NHL.com. While we are talking history it has been 34 years since Team USA last won Olympic Gold while us Canadians have enjoyed Gold in two of the last three Olympics.




#2471202 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by mule on 07 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

Haha, Canada's roster decisions are always a three ringed circus.  They have to create a roster that satisfied public opinion.  Imagine if the Canadians left off their best scorer and offensive d-man in the name of roster cohesion?  The masses would festoon the Houses of Parliament with Stevie Y's entrails.  They're going to put together an all-star team just so everybody can drool over how nice their roster looks, and then the Americans are going to skate them into the ground. 

 

Edit:  I was typing this before the roster was released.  Haha, I love it.  We're going to murder this team.  They're big, but they won't skate for s***.  And, as expected the roster is full of superstars who are popular with the fans but not having particularly great years. 

Smash us like you did in 2002 and 2010 bawd.




#2466610 12/21 GDT: Red Wings 5 @ Maple Leafs 4 (SO, yes, SO)

Posted by mule on 21 December 2013 - 05:02 AM

Please win. Living in Southwestern Ontario there is nothing worse than a Maple Leafs win over the Red Wings.

 

Prediction: Detroit 3 Toronto 1 (Datsyuk (x2), Tatar)




#2456559 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by mule on 22 November 2013 - 05:38 AM

Maybe what they should do is trade #11 back to Ottawa if he doesn't pickup his game. This team needs to quite signing these old Vets cause they never play the way they can and should. #11 should start paying like his worth his 5.5 Million dollars if not he should give some of that money back to the team like Hasek did a few years back.

 

I wish players would start playing like Maurice The Rocket Richard did & Gordie Howe did two players that give 150% every game. Players like #11 are here for the money and not the Stanley Cup if for the Cup he'd give 150% every game.

 

These guys are professionals they need to start playing like they deserve to be in the NHL! The New NHL is bad. Their was nothing wrong with the 90's NHL Game! I say get rid of #11 & #90 what have they done lately? But get Injured! They shouldn't have signed them they should have signed #24 and #51 and bought back the same team they had last season.

 

The Coach needs to start coaching for once and he needs to start being more like Scotty Bowmen was and start showing some tough love to these supposed to be Detroit Red Wings Players. I'm very happy that Detroit Red Wings Won Finally they need to keep it up. 

 

Are you kidding me? Alfredsson has come here and done exactly what was expected of him. He has 14 pts. in 19 Games and is our third leading scorer. Take a lap.




#2404381 ECQF - (5) Maple Leafs vs. (4) Bruins

Posted by mule on 14 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

It's very easy to see which members of LGW are American and which are Canadian. As a Canadian Wings fan in Southern Ontario, dealing with the arrogance and annoyance of Leaf fans and the Toronto media is almost unbearable. Their loss last night was the most amazing hockey moment I have experienced since Game 6 of the 2008 Stanley Cup Final. Thank you Boston Bruins! 




#2393466 WCQF Game 2 GDT - Red Wings 5 @ Ducks 4 OT (Series tied, 1-1)

Posted by mule on 02 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

I hope you're wrong on both accounts, but if the Wings don't find some depth scoring, I don't see them going far either. As for the Pens winning it all? I'd rather see Toronto win it, and I hate the Leafs.

Don't ever say that! The leafs winning a cup would be absolutely awful. I hope the leafs and their unbelievably annoying fan base never win a cup in my lifetime. I have nightmares thinking about the possibility of losing to the leafs in the playoffs in the coming years now that we are moving east. However, beating them in the playoffs would be amazing.




#2342564 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by mule on 20 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

If the Wings stand pat we'll be well on our way to acquiring a replacement for Lidstrom... Seth Jones!!!




#2186133 Morons at large

Posted by mule on 16 June 2011 - 11:15 AM

in the end it is just a sport this is why real Canadians dont like French-Canadians(Montreal) and the West Coast, hope no one really died


Speak for yourself. I am a "real canadian" and I have no problems with french-canadians or western canadians. I believe "real canadians" would find your statement "borderline retarded".

Having said that, the people who took part in this riot should be ashamed of themselves.


#2175071 Simple off-season post

Posted by mule on 13 May 2011 - 12:34 PM

would anybody be interested in Vernon Fiddler?

yes.. I think a guy like him would be very useful for detroit and relatively inexpensive.. gotta strengthen the D up too I'd like to see us add wisniewski


#2172960 Vancouver's Green Guys

Posted by mule on 12 May 2011 - 09:49 AM

I think there pretty funny.. Its got to be annoying for the player in the box.. maybe their presence will keep abdelkader out of the box!