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#2485364 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 19 February 2014 - 11:55 PM

I'm so excited for this game I can't even talk s***.  It's on my mind about every ten minutes.  Most recently David Backes won the game all by himself...not figuratively, literally.  I was literally imagining David Backes playing Canada by himself.  Needless to say, pretty pumped.




#2485271 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 19 February 2014 - 04:54 PM

And our top scoring forward is 66th in the nhl. Team is 19th in goals for. Defense would be fine if babs could have a proper lineup for once in his life.

 

Yeah any defense that relies on Smith, Kindl, Quincey, to fill out their second pair will not be "fine". 




#2485177 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 19 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

This is strange, there are hardly any Team Canada fans on the board right now.  I wonder why?




#2485131 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 19 February 2014 - 12:47 PM

I'm humble,so I'd be OK with Hanzal instead

 

:lol:

 

He's so hot right now.




#2485046 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 19 February 2014 - 09:40 AM

Why the f*** did Varlamov start this game?

 

Who needs a Vezina Trophy winner starting for them anyway? 




#2484920 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by kipwinger on 18 February 2014 - 04:28 PM

I once saw Thomas Vanek score a goal from the moon.  Conversely, I once saw Johan Franzen throw a banana at a baby and yell "here's your banana...monkey". 

 

I think we all know who the better player is.




#2484916 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 February 2014 - 04:18 PM

Why does everyone keep bringing up Bogosian?  He was just signed to a big (albeit fair) contract and has a full NMC.

 

The Jets have publicly stated before he's a piece they're building around and there hasn't been a single rumour anywhere he will be traded.

 

I get people like him, but there is literally 0% chance he's dealt.  

 

Bogo's a good player, but he's not a superstar by any stretch.  I'd rather have Trouba.




#2484911 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

For some reason I think that the Czech team will be a tough game for the Americans.  I can see them looking past the Czechs toward Canada and sleep walking through the first period or so.  Hopefully, the bring the intensity like they should.




#2484841 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 February 2014 - 09:35 AM

Imagine a line of Ville Leino and Linus Omark.  Buffalo just can't help stock piling all the talent.




#2484622 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 17 February 2014 - 02:08 AM

Here's two things, 1) That interference on Crosby was an interference, and that's coming from an American; 2) What makes Team USA exciting is Team USA...this year, how we're playing.  I don't blame Canadian fans for drawing on their rich history, why wouldn't you?  But, objectively looking at both teams, ours has played better.  That's why we're excited.  It always rings a bit untrue when I hear "we'll win because we've always been good" vs. "We'll win because we're playing good right now".  It's just a different perspective, and I'm not foolish enough to think that most Americans wouldn't be acting the exact same way if we had the history Canada has.  We don't, which is why we rely on how our team is currently playing...and currently we've playing VERY well against better teams than Canada has played.




#2484598 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 07:59 PM

Right, cause that worked out so well the last time...

 

Well here's hoping this time around they award the gold based on past achievement.  If not, this time next week you boys will be watching curling, waving your little Canadian flags, and endlessly repeating "four years ago we were the best in the world". 




#2484580 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 04:11 PM

One of my favorite things about the Olympics is how all the NHL animosities you build up for players, and all the free rides you give players in the NHL, go right out the window.  Which is why Ryan Kesler can be totally rehabilitated in the minds of American fans for blocking a shot, while half of Canada's forward can go from being superstars to bums in a close game.  Everything is topsy turvy. 




#2484561 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

I doubt Russia and US will be dumping it in without a forecheck and lining up at the blue line. Playing a team that tries to score goals will be a nice change for our forwards

 

Yeah, maybe the mentality will rub off on them.




#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?