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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?


#2484556 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

No they're just bad at Defense I think they're both capable. I wouldn't count on getting 6 power plays in the medal rounds. Half our forwards could still finish the tournament without really getting it going and we'd still win gold just like last time

 

I wouldn't count on playing teams who's best defenseman is Sami Salo in the Medal rounds either, so maybe you should worry about your own team.  They can't seem to skate, score, or play up to their potential and you're talking smack about Team USA?  Haha, good try.  Also, have fun against Russia.  You'll see how little they play defense in a few days.  By that time most of Team Canada should juuuuuuust about be catching their breath.

 

It might not be today, or tomorrow, or this week, but sooner or later you're going to realize that this ain't Vancouver, and the big ice is doing your boys no favors.




#2484549 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

USA had a more interesting game because they're better I guess? Had nothing to do with the 11 penalties called between too bad defensive teams

 

I didn't realize that Norway, Austria, and Finland were such defensive stalwarts.  Smells like sour grapes to me.


Kessel and Kane would be cherry picking so Canada wouldn't have to skate through 5 guys at the blue line

 

You mean like that time against Russia when Phil Kessel lifted Kovalchuk's stick and saved a goal.  Yeah, that guy never plays defense.  What other lame ass cliches do you want to repeat?




#2484526 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 16 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

Weak.




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Posted by Jersey Wing on 15 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

T.J. Sochie




#2483895 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by rrasco on 14 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

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.

 

Except the prelims determine if and where you are seeded in the elimination rounds, including byes.  Easier start = better seed and potentially less games.  The slack you speak of is an advantage.  If you slack off against a good team you could blow your chance at gold or a medal.  If Canada played the game they played against Norway, against USA, Russia or Sweden they would have gotten smoked.




#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.




#2483493 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

CBC. Too late?
Just to b perfectly clear, CBC refers to their coverage as a "webcast" and is partly being unwritten by funds that come out of my pocket, being a Canadian citizen and taxpayer.

It's only for Canadians.

You guys keep all the good stuff to yourself. Like this:

https://twitter.com/...5145600/photo/1

(free beer fridge at Olympics that only opens with Canadian passport)


#2483495 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

No goal....no goal...no goal...and of course Canada wins by 1 goal.  

 

.just look at Mens division...drawn from a hat my ass...




#2483494 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

I just saw the replay of the 2nd goal Canada scored against the US women.  That is utter bull.  Whistle blows, play is over.  Period.




#2483012 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by kipwinger on 09 February 2014 - 08:12 AM

Man alive, Jurco has kinda got a mean streak doesn't he?  He was relentless on the boards yesterday.  He looks like he's 12 years old, but he's hard on defensemen.   Ask Gudas.