Wobbles From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
Ty Conkin and Scott Parker are from the ANC area and there are plenty of minor leaguers who are as well.
It's too bad that the Vancouver fans booed the US team. I think it was a combination of that hit by Johnson (or Jackson) and the idiot in the White House. Canada still shows quite a bit of respect for the states, Vancouver is almost a Seattle suburb (tounge in cheek).
However, Hannity the loser talked about it on his TV show tonite and called the US team the most classy of the tournament (even though he proably did not watch any of the games), rehashed how the Canadien fans booed the Star Spangeled Banner in 3/03 and said that Canada has no need for a real military since they are always hiding behind the US. The fans behavior only gave Hannity and his neocans, talking points for the day.
Traditionally, the areas that most US NHLers are from are Minnesota (The State of Hockey), New York, Massachuetts, and Michigan. You look at the Team USA roster for the upcoming Olympics, and that shows it even further.
Well when we compete in a "world" tournament there are other team from around the world there so there is a possibility of not winning. Unlike the "world series" where an American team always wins. Ya I know screw the Blue Jays!
YooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
Quoting Kovi17 (Reply 13): http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/5227216 in other news heres a good read for the canadians that booed the team usa when they played us
From the article.... To a certain degree, the fans were within their rights to vilify American defenseman Jack Johnson because of a hit against Steve Downie earlier in the tournament
I think this is why they were booing. A hit?...ya with a nasty elbow. Anyways thats part of the game. Shit happens.
What impressed me was Johnson, after losing the Bronze medal game, skated around the rink and waved to the "fans" in lieu of a one fingered salute. I read some comments about what happened and why he did his "lap" but can't seem to find it. He sort of said, it was his last time on the ice, he knows that the Canadian fans were upset with the hit and understands the actions, accepts them and will move on with life...no hard feelings.
I thinks its all forgotten now. Leave it to the press to put some more feul on a smoldering match.
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Kovi17 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
ah see i wish i knew that before hand, i didnt get to watch any of it and of course espn wont talk about hockey they are too preoccupied with bowl games, nfl playoffs, and basketball. should they even mention more that 5 seconds on anything hockey nooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Exactly. Canadians do nothing but play hockey here all year round. This shows especially in the olympics when we only get 20 medals.
I've never cheered for a team Canada in hockey mainly because of their style of play. I'd rather see an extremely talented team like that of Russia score pretty goals then big hits and toothless players like that of Canada.