What actually has me angry at the moment is seeing Franzen's beast mode go to waste. Dude is legit with that A on his chest but our top pairing s*** the bed. And what's with Jimmy and flopping about after horrible rebounds? That's the only goal I totally blame on him but I feel like he does that crap a lot. Just get up dude.
Bertuzzi, the Canucks, Crawford, and the League just need to let Gary Bettman act as defense counsel. If it wasn't already abundantly clear, the last lockout showed how much smarter and more devious that little guy is than anyone else.
What? You hired Donald Ferr, notorious ball breaking union lawyer to knock Gary down a peg or two? How'd that work out for you?
Gary Bettman is like a real life version of the Vince McMahon's WWE character. He's too damned slick to ever truly have something negative happen to him.
Well no wonder the lockout lasted so long. Next time we know that the real life version of Steve Austin needs to be hired to Stone Cold stunner him into defeat.
BTW, after this showing, USA doesn't deserve the Bronze...not that I think they'll beat The Fins.
Just give them a participation pin...who cares about a Bronze...
I'm not sure how losing 1 - 0 to the best team (on paper) is a disappointing showing. One different bounce in 1st and the game could've been entirely different. Either way good game and I think Canada deserved the win.
PS. That's karma for the cocky comments in the final minute of regulation. It aint over till its over.
I don't really watch Woman's hockey but I happened to turn this on partway through overtime. That victory isn't much to be proud of, those were two garbage calls that gifted Canada the gold. Don't care how the rest of the game went.
Edit: sorry if that came off like I was angry and confrontational lol. I'm not. I don't care so much about the woman's hockey tourney.
As for people (not gonna single anyone out) hinting towards Canadians being the worst fans in hockey, I guess you all now know how people feel about most Red Wings fans. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black when it comes to entitlement.
It's also funny how the way a lot of people here are acting towards this tournament goes exactly against what the Olympics are supposed to represent in the first place
I'm actually loving it. Seeing all the divided national pride on here and knowing when the Olympics are done we all go back to being Wings fans. As long as things aren't vicious and overly insulting I think the back and forth is good fun. Oh and go USA!
First off I'm amazed at just how common back problems seem to be in adult men. My Dad has had slipped disc problems also and just in the past year I've developed some back issues (mild to this point, comparatively speaking). Not to mention the posters on here also suffering with these problems. Anyway I've got a ton of respect for Zetterberg at this point. Trying to lead this team and put it on his back to fight for a playoff spot, then going over to Captain his country's team in the Olympics, and overall being a classy dude. Regardless of his future here (which hopefully we get him for years to come still) having Hank as a Captain makes me proud to be a wings fan.
Of course there was. Are you saying nothing Detroit did was let go? Of course there was. It happens in EVERY SINGLE NHL GAME. Officials miss calls they should make, make calls they shouldn't, don't see certain things, see things that didn't really happen....Just like the fans do. They don't get to sit in front of the tv and watch replays in slo mo. They have to make split second calls in a game that moves fast. It has always been and always will be. It isn't an anti-Red Wing conspiracy, it isn't Bettman's fault, it isn't Crosby or Ovechkin's fault.
I don't remember saying there was an anti wings conspiracy, in fact I'm pretty sure I said I hate inconsistency both ways. My point was that they were clearly letting things go until suddenly they weren't, but that suddenly happened to be in OT causing a 4 on 3. The timing was stupid. I didn't say they missed calls because it was a fast game , I said they were intentionally not calling things and letting the players play. And the fact that it happens every game does not justify it, it's exactly my problem with it because it makes hockey aggravating to watch.
There's obviously less penalties, however that's irrelevant to me seeing as how the real issue is inconsistency, accuracy, and timing which remains just as bad if not worse. Situational calls are so obvious it's painful. Nice condescension though.
Theres no rule that says its not a penalty in OT. Smith has to be smart enough to avoid contact no matter how minor.Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
do you understand the concept of consistency? Because that's what the refs were severely lacking. Put the whistles away for the end of regulation and make a weak call that leads to a 4 on 3 of all things in OT, arguably the best situation for a team to be in. And for those of you saying "we'll the wings should be playing a 60 minute game and it's their fault", as a fan realizing we're not the dominant team we used to be it's horrendous and borderline not worth the aggravation of watching the refs largely influence the outcome of games with inconsistent calls. The Wings play is irrelevant to that fact.