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#1 Eleven

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:42 AM

Medvedev just threw a punch!

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:44 AM

There is too much ice out there

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:47 AM

View Postwjag, on 15 February 2014 - 07:44 AM, said:

There is too much ice out there

You know, I'm starting to come 'round to this way of thinking.

I'm not a fan of the white helmets over dark blue sweaters.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:50 AM

View PostEleven, on 15 February 2014 - 07:47 AM, said:

You know, I'm starting to come 'round to this way of thinking.

I'm not a fan of the white helmets over dark blue sweaters.
I am too.  Great players in space is entertaining.

Bs call.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:51 AM

Ok.  So last night, I dreamt that both teams changed goalies with approximately 6 minutes left in the second period.  Let's see if that happens.  I'll bet not.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:53 AM

View Post3putt, on 15 February 2014 - 07:50 AM, said:

I am too.  Great players in space is entertaining.

Bs call.

Not me.. I think it marginalizes the defense.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:54 AM

View Postwjag, on 15 February 2014 - 07:53 AM, said:

Not me.. I think it marginalizes the defense.

I like the extra ice in the neutral zone (can't trap!) but it's too much at the ends of the rink.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:55 AM

I don't care how this day started (and it was bad), Bloody Marys and live hockey, life is good.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:55 AM

Those wishing for Quick to be dispatched, umm, quickly, are going to be disappointed.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:01 AM

Good view by NBC of how Russians are cherry picking

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:02 AM

View PostEleven, on 15 February 2014 - 07:55 AM, said:

Those wishing for Quick to be dispatched, umm, quickly, are going to be disappointed.

I feel a lot more confident with Quick in net, but Miller is our Miller haha. I just want to US to get the gold this time around.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

View Postwjag, on 15 February 2014 - 07:53 AM, said:

Not me.. I think it marginalizes the defense.
I think it requires better skating defensemen and centers that back check. The Russians are backchecking well.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:05 AM

I like the big surface too. Love watching the skill it allows.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:06 AM

View Post87168, on 15 February 2014 - 08:02 AM, said:

I feel a lot more confident with Quick in net, but Miller is our Miller haha. I just want to US to get the gold this time around.

I'd actually be more confident with Miller in there, but only slightly.  It's a tough choice.

I don't think there's a chance that the US wins gold.  Hope I'm wrong.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:07 AM

View PostJeanbe, on 15 February 2014 - 08:05 AM, said:

I like the big surface too. Love watching the skill it allows.


To each his own.  I'm watching a team game, not an individual skills competition.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:10 AM

The USA needs to leverage their speed.  Dump and chase wont work with the Russian d playing so far inside their line.  They need to use the open ice on the sides to generate speed races that I think we can win.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:11 AM

View Postwjag, on 15 February 2014 - 08:07 AM, said:

To each his own.  I'm watching a team game, not an individual skills competition.

You just turned poor Jeanbe into a man!

View Post3putt, on 15 February 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

The USA needs to leverage their speed.  Dump and chase wont work with the Russian d playing so far inside their line.  They need to use the open ice on the sides to generate speed races that I think we can win.

I don't think we have the speed to keep up w/ Russia, outside of Kane and maybe a couple of others.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:12 AM

Look even Sid looked bored.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:14 AM

View Postwjag, on 15 February 2014 - 08:07 AM, said:

To each his own.  I'm watching a team game, not an individual skills competition.
Dont worry you'll get your game back next week and as a bonus we will get to hear Milbury tell us how much our team sucks. Lol.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:15 AM

View Post3putt, on 15 February 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

The USA needs to leverage their speed.  Dump and chase wont work with the Russian d playing so far inside their line.  They need to use the open ice on the sides to generate speed races that I think we can win.
They also need to start using those live endboards more.

Edited by SwampD, 15 February 2014 - 08:15 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:15 AM

That was some intense hockey.  The skill on even the missed passes was impressive.  Maybe put Kane, Kessel and a Reimsdyk together for a shift.   That would be fast enough.  Still heckuv a game.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:20 AM

On the pp to start.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:31 AM

View Post3putt, on 15 February 2014 - 08:20 AM, said:

On the pp to start.
That was a rough lookin power play.

There is some great hitting going on. I don't think the big ice marginalizes the D at all. I just think they have to be more skilled and not just tackle someone.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:34 AM

Quick keeps sliding out of position because he is so agressive. Fortunate Russia hit the post twice.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

View PostRico7, on 15 February 2014 - 08:34 AM, said:

Quick keeps sliding out of position because he is so agressive. Fortunate Russia hit the post twice.

He definitely is leaving some BIG open spaces to shoot at right now.  Even after the power play.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:38 AM

ugh.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:38 AM

Pavel just owned team USA

Too much ice.

Someone needs to tell team USA that the second period is underway

Edited by wjag, 15 February 2014 - 08:40 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Datsyuk is a great player...love watching him.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Well, if Miller has the "WTF wave," Quick has the "WTF just happened?" glance at the scoreboard.

Tough save to make.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:40 AM

He does the same thing on na rinks

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:41 AM

High glove side, miller would not have stopped that either.

Edited by DGW54321, 15 February 2014 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

View PostDGW54321, on 15 February 2014 - 08:41 AM, said:

High glove side, miller would not have stopped that either.

Maybe not, but I'll take him on a breakaway over any other goalie in the league. He's not the best ever in shootouts for nothing.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:44 AM

The Russians are playing like the KGB has their families in lockup until they get the win.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:44 AM

View Post3putt, on 15 February 2014 - 08:39 AM, said:

Datsyuk is a great player...love watching him.

He is playing well for someone who hasn't played in essentially a month.  I know there was some angst in Detroit for him sitting out all those games and then miraculously got well just in time for the Olympics to start.

He was killing two of my fantasy hockey teams this year.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:47 AM

View PostSwampD, on 15 February 2014 - 08:44 AM, said:

The Russians are playing like the KGB has their families in lockup until they get the win.

Are you suggesting that's not the case?

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

View PostEleven, on 15 February 2014 - 08:43 AM, said:



Maybe not, but I'll take him on a breakaway over any other goalie in the league. He's not the best ever in shootouts for nothing.
Agreed.  Just saw Ruff, looked bored out of his mind there.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

View PostSwampD, on 15 February 2014 - 08:44 AM, said:

The Russians are playing like the KGB has their families in lockup until they get the win.

It hasn't been called the KGB since 1995..  It is now the FSB.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

Nice goal.  I'm enjoying this game.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:51 AM

Nice move by JVR

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:52 AM

View Postwjag, on 15 February 2014 - 08:50 AM, said:

It hasn't been called the KGB since 1995..  It is now the FSB.
I know, but KGB sounds scarier.

How did he not score there.


YES!!!!