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In Topic: Team USA Appreciation Thread

28 February 2010 - 09:11 PM

Big props to Team USA. I was one of those people who discounted them. I did not have them finishing in medal contention, and really thought they would not make it past the quarters.

While shows why I am not a professional involved in the world of hockey. They played an awesome team game, had great goaltending, and found a way to play some great hockey. Good work!

In Topic: Canada 10 USA + World 9

20 January 2010 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE (Tane @ January 20, 2010 - 04:28AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canada Beat the US and the rest of the world in the AHL All Star game 10-9.

It's just another feather in the cap of How far ahead Canada's development system is over USA's. Even with teh Help of the Rest of the World's best minor Pro hockey players, Canada Still beat them. World Junior's are yesterday's News, Canada's back on Top.

Please say you are being sarcastic, or are not actually from Canada. Stupid trolling posts like this make us all look bad.

In Topic: Don Cherry pissed off

14 January 2010 - 01:00 AM

QUOTE (Hockeytown0001 @ January 13, 2010 - 11:30PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't have too many issues with Grapes. However, I remember an instance where I took immediate offense to a statement ofhis on one occasion when he diverted from hockey talk on Coach's Corner last season and made an asinine statement of how much better Canadian soldiers were over American soldiers during World War ll, something that never should have been said amongst other reasons that I won't go into that could derail the thread.

Canada produces (the most?) and some of the best hockey players the league has ever known. Let's not forget that Red Wing greats like Howe, Lindsey, Yzerman, ect are all Canadians by birth.

I agree that Grapes can say some foolish stuff at times, but it is a difficult job. He comes out in front of millions weekly to speak his mind on hockey, and sometimes he is wrong. Hard thing to do though. It is easy to remain quiet, but it is difficult to speak your mind. Most seem to subscribe to Lincoln's quote "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.".

About his military talks, yeah I totally agree with you. Sometimes he can overextend himself. He is there for hockey and nothing else. But I think his heart is in the right place, even if he does mess it up sometimes. I appreciate that he gives our soldiers a moment on a tv program they likely enjoyed as he tries to thank them, at least he tries.

WWII is a difficult topic and perhaps he made those comments but I assure you Canadians do not feel that way. We are proud of the contributions made during WWII and like the rest of the world, we wish the entire War did not have to happen. Perhaps if the world leaders knew what hitler was planning they could have stopped him before he had any power..... it is a sad tale.

In Topic: Don Cherry pissed off

13 January 2010 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE (Miller Brew @ January 13, 2010 - 03:21PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
USA's "B" would easily beat Canada's best "A" team they could ever ice during 09/10 WJC. USA is the new kid on the block. Canada is a far 2nd.


Congratulation to the US Team.

No one is arguing with you, the US Team won the World Juniors for 2010 in overtime. There is no disputing this. However you started this thread to attack Don Cherry simply because you did not like what he said. You did not listen to what he said, you misinterpreted it and now feel you should attack him for your lack of understanding. I said it once so I will say it again, Don Cherry was responding to the Canadian media who claimed that Canadian hockey development is flawed. We still produce many great NHL players and the system is working. He never made excuses, and he did not try to take anything from the US team. He even talks about how good they were. Stop making up fairy tales.

Good Job Team USA, cannot wait for more great hockey next year. Now stop trolling for comments and give up your baseless attacks on Cherry.

In Topic: Don Cherry pissed off

12 January 2010 - 01:47 PM

This is the longest thread started by misunderstanding (purposefully?) someone's actual statements.

Many of you are not living in Canada so you may not have seen the papers but Don Cherry was responding to the Canadian Media's comments. The Canadian media came out after the US team won gold (Congrats by the way, that was a great game) and made the claim that this gold medal was proof that Canadian hockey development is on a downward trend. Papers started claiming that Canadian development needs to be totally revamped so that we can produce better players since right now we are failures.

Don made the point that the US Team played great, he even mentions some of the players by name for this. He then comments that Canada does not need to revamp the development system, and proceeds to show that we have many amazing players who are of eligible age to enter the tournament but are key components of their professional teams. He was not knocking US Hockey, the US Team, or making excuses. He was speaking to the Canadian media and the people who were claiming that the Canadian development system needs to be overhauled. The US system is doing great (kudos we need this), but he was reminding the panic inducing hockey world in Canada that our development system is just fine. We won the silver in overtime (could have been anyone's game at that point), and we are still producing some awesome NHL talent.

USA Hockey Development is doing great and have now won 2 golds at the Jr's, which is awesome. In order for hockey to be successful in the US we need great American players to show the younger generation that it is possible to succeed.