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.
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.
L 5-3 USA
W 3-2 OT Switzerland
W 8-0 Norway
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.
B) Using the IIHF World Ranking points system, the current year received full value, and each preceding year was worth 25% less. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.