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#1 Eleven

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:11 AM

This thread is dedicated to Ted Theodore Nolan and Zemgus Girgensons.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:11 AM

What time is this game?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:12 AM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 19 February 2014 - 10:11 AM, said:

What time is this game?

Noon.  Same time as the USA game.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:13 AM

View PostEleven, on 19 February 2014 - 10:12 AM, said:

Noon.  Same time as the USA game.

oooh.  I guess I'll be splitting my monitor into two hockey games then B-)

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:41 AM

I can't cheer for Nolan and Girgs in a non-Sabre game.

There is a side of me that want's them to do well, but ..........


GO CANADA!!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:47 AM

Go canada go!!  Three more to complete the repeat!!!!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:58 AM

Didn't realize that Nolan was coaching Latvia.   Wow!

Although looking at Team Latvia's roster - I don't think they have a prayer against Canada.   Canada's roster is full of NHL super-stars, including 3 from the powerhouse Blackhawks.  The only NHL'er on the Latvian team is Girgensons.

Oh, well.... at least Ted Nolan will feel right at home coaching a underdog talent-challenged team.   Can anybody on that Latvian roster be worse than Ville Leino?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

I am all in for Latvia.  Let's go Zemgus and Teddy.  Kick some Canadian butt.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

View PostJsixspd, on 19 February 2014 - 10:58 AM, said:

Didn't realize that Nolan was coaching Latvia.   Wow!

Although looking at Team Latvia's roster - I don't think they have a prayer against Canada.   Canada's roster is full of NHL super-stars, including 3 from the powerhouse Blackhawks.  The only NHL'er on the Latvian team is Girgensons.

Oh, well.... at least Ted Nolan will feel right at home coaching a underdog talent-challenged team.   Can anybody on that Latvian roster be worse than Ville Leino?

Where have you been hiding?  Under Enroth's pads?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

View PostEleven, on 19 February 2014 - 11:09 AM, said:



Where have you been hiding?  Under Enroth's pads?

Nice, those enroth jokes never get old.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

Great start to this game, chances at both ends.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

No Masalskis in net for Latvia kinda sucks.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:19 PM

Latvia looking decent on D so far.  limiting where the chances are coming from.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 February 2014 - 12:11 PM, said:

No Masalskis in net for Latvia kinda sucks.
Why is he out? Is he sick?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:24 PM

View PostSwampD, on 19 February 2014 - 12:22 PM, said:


Why is he out? Is he sick?

I'm assuming he's tired. He played his balls off yesterday.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:24 PM

Ggggoooooaaaaallllllll

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

Canada scoring first is bad news. Going to be hard to get out of that hole.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

Yep...!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

Starting to apply a little pressure though.  They need to keep slowing down the game to their speed.  Latvia can't keep up with an end-end pace.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

Damn......

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:30 PM

GOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL HUGE BREAKAWAY FOR LATVIA

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:30 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 February 2014 - 12:30 PM, said:

GOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL HUGE BREAKAWAY FOR LATVIA

WOOOO!!!!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:31 PM

Hahaha!!!

Take the interim tag off for F's sake. This is supposed to be a 20-1 team in this game. They can lose 6-1 and it will still be an awesome effort given the start.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:31 PM

Now a Latvia pp....,

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 19 February 2014 - 12:31 PM, said:

Hahaha!!!

Take the interim tag off for F's sake. This is supposed to be a 20-1 team in this game. They can lose 6-1 and it will still be an awesome effort given the start.

Don't know how they don't remove it after this tourney

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:32 PM

I just re-watched his move.  What patience on the breakaway.  Let's go Latvia!!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

Sabres-esque powerplay. Just trying not to give up a shorty :lol:

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 19 February 2014 - 12:32 PM, said:

I just re-watched his move.  What patience on the breakaway.  Let's go Latvia!!

That line change trick play is awesome.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

I definitely want Ted to be our coach!   Man, if he mapped out the play for that Latvian goal, it was genius!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:35 PM

Can we just waive the Sabres and sign the Latvian team?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 February 2014 - 12:35 PM, said:

Can we just waive the Sabres and sign the Latvian team?
Yes but let's keep Moulson and Hodgson.  Outside of that totally okay with this idea lol

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

Holy cow, even sandbagging at the end - Latvia ALMOST got a breakaway shot on goal.  I can't believe it's tied after 1 period.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:38 PM

View PostJsixspd, on 19 February 2014 - 12:36 PM, said:

Holy cow, even sandbagging at the end - Latvia ALMOST got a breakaway shot on goal.  I can't believe it's tied after 1 period.

Crosby missing off the crossbar was key. That first period could have gone completely different if he scores early.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:38 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 February 2014 - 12:35 PM, said:

Can we just waive the Sabres and sign the Latvian team?

I was thinking the same thing! Trade the entire roster...draft like a mofo the next 2 years....bring the Latvian team over for $50 million...seriously.

Latvia has a bunch of skill guys who are just wanting to make life miserable every time Canada has the puck. The body contact is beautiful. Doesn't have to be a huge hit, just make them know they are going to suffer for 60 minutes.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:41 PM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 19 February 2014 - 12:38 PM, said:



I was thinking the same thing! Trade the entire roster...draft like a mofo the next 2 years....bring the Latvian team over for $50 million...seriously.

Latvia has a bunch of skill guys who are just wanting to make life miserable every time Canada has the puck. The body contact is beautiful. Doesn't have to be a huge hit, just make them know they are going to suffer for 60 minutes.

I'll even take old man Sandis. Gotta imagine these guys would jump at the opportunity to play in the NHL. It would never happen but holy cow would it be awesome if it did.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:44 PM

Great start.  Shots 16-5 Canada and score is tied 1-1.  Really pulling for Latvia as I love underdogs.  The longer Latvia can hang close the tougher it gets for Canada.  Latvia has nothing to lose.  Canada loses and they might as well join Russia in Siberia.

Anybody watching How is Girgs doing?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

View Postrespk, on 19 February 2014 - 12:44 PM, said:

Great start.  Shots 16-5 Canada and score is tied 1-1.  Really pulling for Latvia as I love underdogs.  The longer Latvia can hang close the tougher it gets for Canada.  Latvia has nothing to lose.  Canada loses and they might as well join Russia in Siberia.

Anybody watching How is Girgs doing?

Girgensons is everywhere. He doesn't have the scoring touch I wish he did but his pursuit is great.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 February 2014 - 12:41 PM, said:

I'll even take old man Sandis. Gotta imagine these guys would jump at the opportunity to play in the NHL. It would never happen but holy cow would it be awesome if it did.

Kind of makes me wish Ted had taken a briefcase full of blank contracts over to Sochi with him - so he could sign the lot of them - LOL

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:57 PM

View Postrespk, on 19 February 2014 - 12:44 PM, said:

Great start.  Shots 16-5 Canada and score is tied 1-1.  Really pulling for Latvia as I love underdogs.  The longer Latvia can hang close the tougher it gets for Canada.  Latvia has nothing to lose.  Canada loses and they might as well join Russia in Siberia.

Anybody watching How is Girgs doing?

Girgensons looks fantastic

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:57 PM

View PostJsixspd, on 19 February 2014 - 12:54 PM, said:



Kind of makes me wish Ted had taken a briefcase full of blank contracts over to Sochi with him - so he could sign the lot of them - LOL

"Tim, can I bring back whoever I want?"

"Go Ted, find me men of conviction."


If....If, by some miracle, Canada loses, it will be Carey Price's fault. Dude can't stop bobbling pucks.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:59 PM

So you guys want the tank to go another five years then?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:03 PM

Tavares goes down, the tank lives on!!

Have to give this Latvian tender credit, he's played well