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#1 Derrico

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:52 PM

Gold medal game baby!!  Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:00 AM

Canada can have hockey, let's see Canada in a war against.... Well anyone really ;)

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:18 AM

Ah good one woody. Canada has a proud history of wartime contributions that won't be diminished by your lack of knowledge in that regard. In fact during both WW1 and WW2 thousands of your countrymen joined the Canadian forces for a chance to go into battle long before the Americans officially declared war.
But I've gone off topic. ;)

I'll be getting up at 4am. Its going to be epic. Go Canada

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:16 AM

Go Canada Go !!!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:18 AM

Great pace to the game so far.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:30 AM

1-0 Toews.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:47 AM

Backstrom out with a migraine? Some Ericsson I've never heard of is centering the Swedes' stop line? I can't imagine Canada losing this game.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:49 AM

There's a reason the Blackhawks are one of the best teams in the NHL, and they've got 3 Blackhawk starters on the team - Toews, Sharp and Keith.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:04 AM

Amazing also, in looking back at the box scores - the LASTgoal that Team Canada has given up was WAY back at the 16 minute mark of the 1st period of the quarterfinal against Latvia.   Canada's played 130 minutes of hockey against some of the best players in the world without surrendering a goal.  That's pretty epic.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:10 AM

View PostJsixspd, on 23 February 2014 - 07:49 AM, said:

There's a reason the Blackhawks are one of the best teams in the NHL, and they've got 3 Blackhawk starters on the team - Toews, Sharp and Keith.
I think once Toews learns how to not get knocked off his game he'll be one of the greats. He's still kind of a pretty boy who thinks he's above getting hit. It happened in last years playoffs and it happened in a game in this Olympics. Play him physically and he loses his game. Once he fixes that he'll be unstoppable.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:23 AM

Crosby on the breakaway. 2-0

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:24 AM

Terrible play by Ericsson led to the Crosby breakaway - you can't skate thru 2 or 3 players of the caliber that were ahead of him - dump it in, don't try to play it.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:25 AM

I wonder if these two medal games wouldn't have looked differently if Rask didn't get sick.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:32 AM

Yeah, Tukka is a game-changer.  Finland looked unbeatable yesterday with him in the crease.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:35 AM

So, Crosby's helmet comes off and he makes a play on the puck and no penalty?

Just sayin'.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

View PostSwampD, on 23 February 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

I think once Toews learns how to not get knocked off his game he'll be one of the greats. He's still kind of a pretty boy who thinks he's above getting hit. It happened in last years playoffs and it happened in a game in this Olympics. Play him physically and he loses his game. Once he fixes that he'll be unstoppable.

Well, considering his team beat the big bad Bruins last year, and made Chara look average in the process, it can't be too big of a problem.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:37 AM

Some teams have all the luck.... or all the skill..... in recruiting, drafting, trading, etc.  

Boston had Tim Thomas - the Conn Smythe winning goalie - in the net for their Stanley Cup win 2 years ago.  Now they have Tukka Rask..... not a bad 'backup' goalie.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:38 AM

View PostJsixspd, on 23 February 2014 - 08:04 AM, said:

Amazing also, in looking back at the box scores - the LASTgoal that Team Canada has given up was WAY back at the 16 minute mark of the 1st period of the quarterfinal against Latvia.   Canada's played 130 minutes of hockey against some of the best players in the world without surrendering a goal.  That's pretty epic.

Oddly enough, Latvia scored the most goals on Lundquist thus far during the Olympics and is the last team to score on Price.

Edited by thewookie1, 23 February 2014 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 23 February 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

Well, considering his team beat the big bad Bruins last year, and made Chara look average in the process, it can't be too big of a problem.
It was the series before the Bruins and they won it in spite of him.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 23 February 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

Well, considering his team beat the big bad Bruins last year, and made Chara look average in the process, it can't be too big of a problem.

Here's Toews' achievements so far, copypasta from Wikipedia;  he's been on 2 Stanley Cup winning Blackhawk teams.   Amazing, but he could even improve from where he is now.    


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:46 AM

For Millbank and all my Canadian Sabre fans, now that the US is miserably out... Go Canada.   Crosby showed up..!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:55 AM

In judging from what I'm seeing today, I'm guessing it's legal in the men's game to slash the goalie's glove?


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:02 AM

It's pretty much a done deal now.... 3-0 Team Canada well into the 3rd period.  The Fat-Lady is warming up...

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

Wow - two back to back shut outs for Team Canada.    165 minutes of hockey without giving up a single goal.  That is amazing.

First in with...."Sweden should have played Enroth"    :lol:     Like that would have made a difference

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

Thats it. Back to bed.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:24 AM

View Postbunomatic, on 23 February 2014 - 02:18 AM, said:

Ah good one woody. Canada has a proud history of wartime contributions that won't be diminished by your lack of knowledge in that regard. In fact during both WW1 and WW2 thousands of your countrymen joined the Canadian forces for a chance to go into battle long before the Americans officially declared war.
But I've gone off topic. ;)

I'll be getting up at 4am. Its going to be epic. Go Canada
Lol I have knowledge, but that was all I had to go with, I'm a veteran of this country and I respect all armed forces from all countries..... I'm just a sore loser lol ;)
Congrats to Canada for winning AGAIN.... Now it's time. For some trades

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:33 AM

Here are Carey Price's stats for the tourney - since ESPN doesn't seem to list them other than wins

5-0 record

GAA -  0.6 !!!!!

SVG% - 97.2  !!!!!

106 shots faced,  103 saves

2 shutouts.

Price ought to get a medal for that performance..... oh wait....  :lol:

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:43 AM

If handing a bunch of Canadians some gold medals every four years is all it takes to not have to here about Canada the rest of those four years, I'm all for it.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

^^^^^  :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm surprised they didn't also award them Gold-Medal shaped decanters of maple syrup.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

Great game. Canada was superior and really earned the win.

Congratulations!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:00 AM

Man I wish we had Toews. The guy is a beast

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

Credit to Canadian team management who selected this group of players. On a unfortunate note Backstrom was out of game because of testing positive for a banned substance. Again what this tournament shows is just how many people play the game excellently from all over the world and just how close the talent is at the top with so many nations able to assemble a team  any  of which could win a gold medal.  Glad it is over for another four years, it concerns me at times with the national bias each of us would have it could cause bad feelings amongst us. I ponder at times just what these competitions are or what they have become, but the import does seem to be more than a game. Wish it were not so.  Good for Canada to win, full credit, over all they were the best these two weeks, but it good to remember the best of players come from all over the world not just one nation.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:47 AM

View PostJsixspd, on 23 February 2014 - 09:33 AM, said:

Here are Carey Price's stats for the tourney - since ESPN doesn't seem to list them other than wins

5-0 record

GAA -  0.6 !!!!!

SVG% - 97.2  !!!!!

106 shots faced,  103 saves

2 shutouts.

Price ought to get a medal for that performance..... oh wait....  :lol:
Not to discount price, as I didn't see all of the games but, I believe their D should get more credit for those numbers than him.... I mean the US put 31 shots up but they were all pretty simple saves

Btw, who got the tourney MVP?

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:51 AM

Teemu Selanne was named MVP


tournament All-Star team:
Goalkeeper: Henrik Lundqvist, Sweden
Defenseman: Erik Karlsson, Sweden
Defenseman: Drew Doughty, Canada
Forward: Teemu Selanne, Finland
Forward: Phil Kessel, USA
Forward: Mikael Granlund, Finland

Edited by millbank, 23 February 2014 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:52 AM

Two words: hockey clinic.

Tip of the hat to Price, but even Miller and shorty Enroth could have pitched back to back SOs with that squad in front of him.

Just an awesome display of hockey by the Canadian team. Well done, Canada. Congratulations.

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Teemu Selanne was named MVP

At 43 years of age. Amazing how he can still bring it.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

Great win by the Canadians but it was pretty expected.  I figured the winner of that canada us game would win gold.  Unbelievable defence all tourney.  Party time in canada!!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

So Sweden was told 20 minutes before the game that Backstrom was DQ'ed because of an illegal substance found in a test taken after the Slovenia game four days ago?

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:26 PM

Well done Canada.  Well done

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

View PostJJFIVEOH, on 23 February 2014 - 03:25 PM, said:

So Sweden was told 20 minutes before the game that Backstrom was DQ'ed because of an illegal substance found in a test taken after the Slovenia game four days ago?

It was for an allergy medication that he's been prescribed for 7 years, a medication which has been openly communicated to the NHL, and one which the NHL has stated gives no performance enhancement whatsoever.   He must have been on it during the last Olympics too, if the 7 year statement is correct.  

Seems like pretty weak sauce, and a shame that Sweden was without one of their stars for the Gold Medal game.

The details can be read here;


http://espn.go.com/o...anned-substance

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

View PostJsixspd, on 23 February 2014 - 04:12 PM, said:

It was for an allergy medication that he's been prescribed for 7 years, a medication which has been openly communicated to the NHL, and one which the NHL has stated gives no performance enhancement whatsoever.   He must have been on it during the last Olympics too, if the 7 year statement is correct.  

Seems like pretty weak sauce, and a shame that Sweden was without one of their stars for the Gold Medal game.

The details can be read here;


http://espn.go.com/o...anned-substance

Thanks. They mention what baffled me as well, the timing. The team wasn't notified until 20 minuted before the game? That had to have had a significant impact on the game plan. A player of his caliber to be unexpectedly removed from the game at the last minute................ Sounds fishy to me.