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#2484593 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 February 2014 - 07:04 PM

 
Haha, awesome. USA doesn't get a free pass to the gold on this one.


Like drawing Norway, Austria and an absolutely depleted Finland in group play?


#2484569 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by marcaractac on 16 February 2014 - 03:20 PM

 

Well I hope for your sake you're right.  Because of that s***ty, half assed performance, they now have to go through Russia to get to the Gold Medal game and I can promise you those guys can skate just as well as Finland AND score on their chances.  Good luck with that.

 

You do realize that the most likely scenario for a Canada/Russia game at this point is IN the gold medal game, right? Canadas path (assuming everything goes as it should) Would be Switzerland, USA, then Russia.




#2484455 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 16 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

Technical issues with Glen Healy's mic!  There is a god!!!


And no Koivu's

Saku's no biggie, but Mikku is another huge loss.




#2484442 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 16 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

Doughty has been absolutely amazing so far.  A goal in each game now.  Shouldn't have had a PP, but we'll take it.  Selanne is pissed with Crosby lol.




#2484422 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

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Lehtonen has outscored a ton of people in this tournament.

 

Sharp, Duchene, Kunitz, Toews, Tavares, Benn, Perry, St. Louis, Nash, Crosby, Vanek, Parise, Stepan, Callahan, McDonagh, Wheeler, Pacioretty, Semin, Anisimov,Nichushkin, Kovalchuk, Tarasenko, Jurco, Handzus, Tatar, Hossa, Kruger, Eriksson, Zetterberg, Nyquist, Hagelin, Landskog

 

That's a pretty crazy list




#2484420 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 16 February 2014 - 11:25 AM

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Good thing they brought Kunitz to the Olympics.  He and Crosby are doing magnificent on the big stage together...... :lol:




#2484414 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by FlashyG on 16 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE SIGNED TATAR INSTEAD OF FRANZEN WHO IS LAZY AND SUCKS

GET IT TOGETHER KENNY

WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN

Olympic hockey is the boobs. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself!

 

Tatar's new nickname should be the 10 ton Elephant.




#2484380 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 16 February 2014 - 09:31 AM

Just tuned into the USA game.  Kessel with a hatty?  Him and JVR are deadly.




#2484381 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 February 2014 - 09:40 AM

Cbc announcer always is saying stuff like they've really tightened that box, that's a tight box, Russia can't get into that tight box, or my favourite creepy one, oh Ya, look at that tiny little box.


#2484375 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 09:09 AM

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I'm starting to suspect that there's no love lost between the Eastern European teams and Russia.  It's almost like they've got a history or something.




#2483959 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

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Rich and a bud thinking up this scenario...




#2483924 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by sibiriak on 14 February 2014 - 04:16 PM

LOL, if you're going to correct someone for being wrong, at least be right.

 

The NHL players are insured during the Olympics by the IOC.  Will they pay when the player was already injured.  It'll be interesting to see.

 

A normal All Star Break is 4 days, five or six at most. The Olympic Break is 17 days.  In US Math, 9+4 or 5 or 6 doesn't equal 17.  Not sure about the math where you're from.

 

Well, let's see.

1. IOC does not insure anybody. The national hockey federations (like USA Hockey) do. They have done so in the past and there's no reason to doubt that they will pay if liable. The contracts are insured with he same pool of insurance companies that the NHL uses, so I don't see why it would make any difference to those insurance companies, whether they pay the same amount of money to the Red Wings on the policy taken by the Wings themselves, or by the Swedish Hockey Federation.

2. I don't know about "US Math" but in normal math, here's how it works:

The last 2 All-Star breaks were 5 days each.

The Olympic break this year consists of: Feb. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,  24. That's 16 days by my count (not 17). So the difference is 16 - 5 = 11 days. OK it's 11 days and not 9 days over almost 200 days season (Pre-season NHL games started Sept. 14, Playoffs will go till about the end of May). Such a biiig difference.




#2483913 If we become sellers...

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2014 - 03:24 PM

I don't think Alfie came here to win a Cup. He packed up his family and moved to Detroit. He bought a house. He went all in on a long term life change to come here. He's not going to want to be traded. I think he just wanted to play for a solid team with good management where all the pressure isn't on him. I don't think he's retiring this year, either. He still wants to play but recognizes he's not the number one guy anymore.

I don't think he wants to be a floating mercenary like Jagr and Iginla.

Agreed.  Also, if he wants to re-sign here for another year... I think it's a no-brainer.




#2483876 If we become sellers...

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 February 2014 - 01:44 PM

I don't think Alfie came here to win a Cup. He packed up his family and moved to Detroit. He bought a house. He went all in on a long term life change to come here. He's not going to want to be traded. I think he just wanted to play for a solid team with good management where all the pressure isn't on him. I don't think he's retiring this year, either. He still wants to play but recognizes he's not the number one guy anymore.

I don't think he wants to be a floating mercenary like Jagr and Iginla.

 

Exactly.  I agree with every single word of this.




#2483844 If we become sellers...

Posted by VM1138 on 14 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

I don't think Alfie came here to win a Cup. He packed up his family and moved to Detroit. He bought a house. He went all in on a long term life change to come here. He's not going to want to be traded. I think he just wanted to play for a solid team with good management where all the pressure isn't on him. I don't think he's retiring this year, either. He still wants to play but recognizes he's not the number one guy anymore.

I don't think he wants to be a floating mercenary like Jagr and Iginla.