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#2485140 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 19 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

Pure domination by team USA! Can't wait for the next game! Hopefully Canada can fight hard and get past the powerhouse team Latvia. That way we can have the USA vs Canada matchup that most of us want to see. BRING IT ON!!!




#2484924 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 18 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

Lol of course... USA has a pretty easy matchup against Czech, they'll be pretty tired on top of that. USA should have absolutely no problem rolling past them
 

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.




#2483905 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 03:13 PM

 

I'm sorry, did Canada make the rules about the standings ? A little over sensitive I believe. Why don't you complain about Germany or some other country that have half the medals but are ranked higher.

 

Jeez, the hate is incredible.

My apologies I thought TSN was the only ones ranking in that way. I didn't realize that was the universal Olympic ranking system. Again, no hate at all.




#2483891 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:39 PM

 

Huh? I didn't compare the teams and the US hasn't even played Russia yet. lol

 

None of the top teams have played each other.

 

 

So this whole "Will be interesting to see how Canada fairs against an actual medal contender." could be said for anyone....

 

But hey it's popular to hate on the favorites.

Yeah actually you did compare them by saying team USA has also not faced a medal contender (after I referred to Norway and Austria being lucky draws). Team Slovakia is much more respected and has a much better chance for a medal than either Norway or Austria. And it's not my fault that team USA hasn't played their 2nd game yet. The point is, Canada got very lucky with their first 2 draws, compared to team USA who already faced a respectable team and will face a Gold medal contender (and home country) team Russia for their 2nd game.


Apparently stating facts is "hating on the favorites." So so overly sensitive it's almost laughable. lol




#2483886 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:13 PM


Also playing weaker teams off the start is not an advantage for a team like Canada.  If anything it's the opposite.  

I couldn't disagree more... Playing weaker teams in the beginning gives them more slack to build up chemistry and have less pressure overall and gives them more time to get their stuff together when they finally do play a medal contender.


Apparently TSN/CBC gives more weight to a gold medal?  The have Slovakia with 1 Gold ranked above Sweden with 5 Silvers and 2 Bronze?  Retarded.

 

esteef

Yeah and they're tied with USA, Norway and Netherlands for Gold, yet they rank themselves above all 3 despite the fact that all 3 have the same amount of Gold and MORE overall medals. SMH




#2483884 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

 

It'll be interesting to see how the US fairs against an actual medal contender as well.  Seeing as they haven't played one either....lol

 

You really gonna compare Slovakia and Russia, with Norway and Austria??  :lol:  Okay Slovakia might not be hardcore contenders. But they have a MUCH better chance than either Austria or Norway (whom Canada had trouble with). And like I said team USA's second game is against team Russia. Pretty sure they're medal contenders (hell they're GOLD medal contenders).




#2483882 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

Is TSN creating their own way to show the Olympic medal count so Canada ranks higher?

 

esteef

I noticed that too! At first I thought they were going alphabetically back when Canada was tied with Norway for medals. But now it's pretty obvious they're just keeping Canada as #3 regardless of the medal count. Ridiculous. Inferiority complex much? lol




#2483873 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

Wow, Canada sure got lucky getting to start out against Norway and Austria, while team USA has already played a legit team (Slovakia) and are about to play team Russia tomorrow morning. Will be interesting to see how Canada fairs against an actual medal contender.




#2483047 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 09 February 2014 - 02:52 PM

U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!




#2471385 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 08 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik over Keith Yandle and Dustin Byfuglien??? Sorry but that's absolutely ridiculous.




#2471384 Team Sweden roster announced

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 08 January 2014 - 04:39 PM

Go USA and Go Sweden!!!




#2465363 Wings call up Sheahan

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 16 December 2013 - 08:11 PM

Oh Sheahan called up? Better put him on the 1st line while keeping one of our best players (Tatar) in the bottom 6...smh




#2462636 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 10 December 2013 - 12:38 AM

WELCOME BACK PASHA!

Time to show these kitty cats whos boss.

No offense man, but you should really leave the GDTs to the members who actually use graphics n such. No biggie, just a suggestion. GO RED WINGS!!!! PAVEL FOR THE HAT TRICK!!!




#2461772 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 06 December 2013 - 09:52 PM

All I know is Tatar better be on one of the top 2 lines from now on (even when Pav and Hank return). He continues to prove game after game that he can be a difference maker and a game changer. Time for Abby to head back to the 3rd line where he belongs.




#2456110 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 21 November 2013 - 07:16 PM

Lineups tonight per Khan:

Cleary-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi
Franzen-Zetterberg-NYQUIST
Abdelkader-Helm-Tatar
Miller-Anderson-Samuelson

Kronwall-Ericsson
Smith-Quincey
Kindl-Lashoff

Jimmy Howard

 

I'm happy Nyquist is finally in there, but Cleary on the 1st line??? Come on Babs...smh