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User currently offlineUS330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

Olympic Hockey tourney starts tmw (I know, women's started already, but it won't actually be a tournament until they hit the medal round, and even then, probably not until the gold medal game when the U.S. faces Canada).

Here are my picks, in descending order:
Norway--no chance in hell of medalling, unless nine teams magically disappear.
Belarus--Kostitsyn and Grabovski are out with injuries--good luck putting the puck in the net
Germany--Marco Sturm, Christian Ehrhoff, and a cast of nobodies (unless you count San Jose's backup goalie)
Latvia--Dinamo Riga + 3 NHLers just isn't going to cut it--however, the good news is that they won't have to worry about chemistry issues
Switzerland--The only thing that separates Switzerland from the bottom four is a goalie (Hiller) that could easily steal a game on his own. Otherwise, they and the other four have the same problem: no consistent offensive threat.
Slovakia--Lots of scoring potential/history-their issue is a lack of goaltending, and a core of past-their-prime players. Chara's probably the world's best defender, though.
Finland--Better goaltending than Slovakia with a similar core of past-their-prime players, like Koivu, Selanne, and Lehtinen. They'll be competitive, but they won't medal.
USA--A young up and coming team with plenty of firepower, but a seriously weak blueline. Ryan Miller is the best goalie in the tournament, and could steal several games. No pressure and no expectations makes them considerably dangerous and my darkhorse pick for at least a bronze medal. If Miller continues his outstanding play, they could easily wind up playing for gold.
Czech Republic--Jagr won't be much of a factor, but they are otherwise very strong at both offense and defense, and have a goalie, in Vokoun, used to standing on his head.
Sweden--the defending gold medalists have flown under the radar, surprisingly, icing a roster that is probably better than their 2006 squad. Lunquist is the second best goalie in this tournament, and they are stacked with offensive firepower and strong defense. They and USA are my two picks for teams most likely to spoil the much desired Canada-Russia final.
Canada--Top to bottom, they have the best roster in this tournament. Issues of chemistry, though, are always a concern, as is the fact that every move they make will be examined by all 33 million Canadians, and will end up taking its toll, which is why they will lose in the gold medal game
Russia--2nd best team this tournament (though the Swedes roster is arguably better top to bottom). Their defense is average, but that won't matter with the world class goaltending of either Nabokov or Bryzgalov to back them up. They will be motivated and hungry, and won't have to deal with the media hordes in the same way the Canadians will.

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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1418 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Gold for both Canadian Men and women!! 

Cal   



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User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

The Swiss team, with Hiller, Streit and co, will hopefully upset the Canadian team again, just like they did four years ago in Turin. But not before having beaten the Americans.  

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

I have absolutely no hope at all for the German Hockey Team. Something tells me that Uwe Krupp is the most responsible for the misery German international hockey is in right now. Just because he won the Stanley Cup as a player, doesn't mean that this makes him better than all other German hockey coaches.

Anyway, I believe the usual suspects will win the tournament (Russia, USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland, or Czech Republic).


User currently offlineA333TS From Canada, joined May 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 1):
Gold for both Canadian Men and women!!

        


User currently offlineyowza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4446 times:

I'm in YVR right now. going to USA vs Switzerland tomorrow but of course backing the Canadians all the way.

YOWza



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User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4374 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 1):
Gold for both American Men and women!!

Fixed. 



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

Just please don't let any of the Blackhawks' players get hurt, that is all I ask.

Quoting US330 (Thread starter):
Slovakia

On that subject, Marian Hossa suffered a concussion and now is going to be playing in the Olympics. It is just ridiculous for him to be playing in a meaningless game so soon after suffering that injury. Someone from the Blackhawks or the NHL needs to step up and say something.



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

Quoting US330 (Thread starter):
Canada-Russia final.
Canada--Top to bottom, they have the best roster in this tournament. Issues of chemistry, though, are always a concern, as is the fact that every move they make will be examined by all 33 million Canadians, and will end up taking its toll, which is why they will lose in the gold medal game

My thoughts exactly !!!...but don't tell my fellow Canadians.  
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
I have absolutely no hope at all for the German Hockey Team. Something tells me that Uwe Krupp is the most responsible for the misery German international hockey is in right now

I always have hope that the Germans put up a good fight and keep the games close. I feel that the NHL scouts overlook the GErman league a little for some decent players. They always fight hard and are not afraid to get physical. Krupp has to go, but i have no idea who should replace him.



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User currently offlineUS330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4340 times:

The Canadian men's team filmed a video to welcome the 11 other countries:
http://youbeenblinded.com/team-canadas-diss-rap-for-the-world/6172


User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1418 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

Quoting US330 (Reply 9):
The Canadian men's team filmed a video to welcome the 11 other countries:
http://youbeenblinded.com/team-canad.../6172

        
Great vid

Cal   



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

Canada has started well, winning 8:0 against Norway, the US won 3:1 against Switzerland, and right now Latvia is getting owned by Russia. Russia is leading 3:0 and it's just early in the second period.

User currently offlinebartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

I was at the Russia Latvia game, 8-2 final. I was shocked at how well latvia did, only 3-0 after the 1st, and no goals in the seccond. Latvia has a powerplay that must be taken seriously, and the seccond of their goals was an absolute snipe. Also Latvia has a goalie that can stand on his head. I went to that game expecting Latvia to be pylons and the score to be 13-0. ood representation in the crowd from both sides.

In the Canada game it took us a while to gel, but we figured it out by the first period. Iggy plays good when hes pissed. put him starting 4th line and he gets a hat trick. He'll probably stay up with Nash and Crosby for the rest of the tournament. Also, Norways goalie can stand on his head, and from what I understand, builds mean cabinets.


User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4251 times:

I have to say it was a joy to watch the Canadians play. They make the game look so easy.

As for Switzerland; if you fail to use the few good chances that you get, then you don't deserve to win. Period. Job well done to the US!


User currently offlineUS330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

US looked shaky--Canada looked way better than them. The only reason why the US game wasn't closer was that Switzerland lacks any sort of top level offensive talent (and even then, they still could have come away with the tie with the players they had).
Canada looked like they had much stronger chemistry than the U.S. did


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Germany vs Sweden will be on tonight. I hate to be a pessimist, but at this stage, the Swedish will kick our ass.

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 15):
Germany vs Sweden will be on tonight. I hate to be a pessimist, but at this stage, the Swedish will kick our ass.

Not really. The Germans played well against a stacked Swedish team. 2-0 for Sweden is a result where the Germans can hold up their heads.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 8):
I always have hope that the Germans put up a good fight and keep the games close

....and they did in this game. Well done Deutschland.   



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User currently offlinePeterPuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Germany looked really solid, be proud!

User currently offlinesandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 13):
As for Switzerland; if you fail to use the few good chances that you get, then you don't deserve to win. Period. Job well done to the US!

I have no hope whatsoever for the Swiss team. It's about time Krüger calls it a day. A national team is about the best players of a nation, not the players the national coach likes the most.

He used to do a good job, no doubt about that, but he should have been replaced at least four years ago. I can't wait for Sean Simpson!


User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

Quoting sandroZRH (Reply 18):
I have no hope whatsoever for the Swiss team. It's about time Krüger calls it a day. A national team is about the best players of a nation, not the players the national coach likes the most.

I agree. Unfortunately, its not the first tournament that Krüger decides to leave some of the best players off the team.

Quoting sandroZRH (Reply 18):
I can't wait for Sean Simpson!

He seems to be the perfect successor for Krüger. Especially when considering what has achieved with ZSC.

Anyways, I think the Swiss team is going to get their asses kicked by the Canadians tonight. After having watched their performance against the Norweigans, one can only prepare for the worst. 


User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

Quoting US330 (Reply 14):
US looked shaky--Canada looked way better than them. The only reason why the US game wasn't closer was that Switzerland lacks any sort of top level offensive talent (and even then, they still could have come away with the tie with the players they had).
Canada looked like they had much stronger chemistry than the U.S. did

It was just the first game, and since the USA roster is completely different from the 2006 Olympics, I'm sure the guys haven't had much time to gel. We'll see if they're better today against Norway than they were against Switzerland.



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 4082 times:

Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 19):
I think the Swiss team is going to get their asses kicked by the Canadians tonight

I think the Canadians will remember 4 years ago and come out strong and beat the Swiss easily. But, stranger things have happened. I hope to catch the game tonight.



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User currently offlineUS330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Quoting KBUF (Reply 20):
We'll see if they're better today against Norway than they were against Switzerland.

Well, some aspects were better, some weren't. We gave up way too many odd man rushes, and our dmen were pinching way too often. There needs to be better communication/coordination between the DMen and the forwards.
Hopefully, they will iron out those kinks before Canada.

I feel sorry for the Swiss team right now--the only thing the Canadians have heard for the past four years was how y'all beat them 2-0 in Torino, so they will be coming out for blood.


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

Quoting US330 (Reply 22):
so they will be coming out for blood

and chocolate and cheese !!  



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User currently offlinesandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 21):
I think the Canadians will remember 4 years ago and come out strong and beat the Swiss easily

Yeah, 3-2 in penalties, wow  


25 US330 : You could see the canadians start to grip their sticks tighter as the game wore on and became closer. Canada does not play well in panic mode--too ma
26 Post contains images YooYoo : and this is why i no longer bet on games !! I didn't see the game except for the Crosby PS goal the Brodeur save. Well done Swiss, you showed us. Hop
27 Post contains images LTU932 : So do mine. Even the German press is screaming about it, saying that the Sbornaya has been humiliated by the Slovaks. And both aren't facing easy opp
28 Post contains images FighterPilot : I think the only thing that saved the Swiss last night from it being another lopsided game was Hiller, what a goalie! Shots on goal were 47-23 in favo
29 styles9002 : Great game on now Russia v Czech Republic. Very evenly matched and quite a physical game too. Big game tonight with USA v Canada. I hope the US can pu
30 LOT767-300ER : Did anyone just see that hit Ovechkin unloaded on that Czech guy? Holy god he smacked him back a couple time zones.
31 styles9002 : That Czech 'guy' is Jaromir Jagr, possibly the greatest Czech player ever and one of the greatest players in NHL history...
32 LTBEWR : USA beats Canada - 5-3! A great game with NHL all stars on both sides, good clean play and lots of action. USA get a bye into the Quarterfinals, Canad
33 scrubbsYWG : well done USA. Our canadians just didn't play all that well. Brodeur looked a bit off, and, to me, our passes looked off all night long. The US's pass
34 LOT767-300ER : Didnt realize that was Jagr.
35 US330 : Ovechkin's hit was probably the play of pool play--talk about a turning point. Canada-U.S. was actually fun to watch--lots of hitting and good puck mo
36 Yellowstone : Interesting consequence of tonight's results - Canada and Russia will meet in the quarterfinals, so one of the two will not medal.
37 Post contains images FighterPilot : What about the CAN-GER game? Cal
38 TheCol : USA vs. Canada was a total joke. It's like Team Canada didn't give 2 shits before the last 5mins. Props to the US for bringing their A-game tonight. T
39 N1120A : Well now OP, how do you like the US team now? Miller is channeling Mike Richter and the US focus on power forwards is paying off in spades. As for tha
40 US330 : If they continue to play like they did against Canada, then I like them a lot. This was the best game of the tournament for the U.S. blue line--they
41 styles9002 : Excellent result for the USA but I wonder if it will only wake the sleeping bear that is Canada? Regardless, it would be something for USA Hockey is t
42 Post contains images KBUF : This is how bad it was for Canada:
43 Post contains images BMI727 : Yes. The US won, but it was pretty clear that Canada was a better team. That said, it was very entertaining for a meaningless game and I enjoy listen
44 YooYoo : The Germans will make this game very unentertaining. If the Canucks score early, the flood gates will open and a thrashing of the German team wil tak
45 US330 : I think people respect the German team--their problem is that they don't play a very entertaining style of hockey--all defense and very little emphas
46 Post contains images YooYoo : And a couple of guys that can put a buldge inthe onion basket. But they don't have that so they try to shut the back door. A better goalie would help
47 Post contains images sandroZRH : Hey! The US will have to get past us first
48 racko : We don't seem to be very good at hockey.
49 LOT767-300ER : Is that a reference to Tommy Smyth the worst football commentator from ESPN? God I hate that guy "a bulge in the old onion bag"
50 Post contains images YooYoo : um, no. i just typed what i was thinking. I'll do better next time.
51 LOT767-300ER : Do you know what I am even talking about though my Canadian serf?
52 Post contains images YooYoo : I watch my fair share of football. Although i can't put a voice to the name, i believe i have heard his play by play on occasion watchign some games
53 Post contains images TheCol : You just figured that out, eh? You wish...
54 styles9002 : Tommy Smythe is on ESPN in the USA, and I think it is broadcast in Asia and some other regions as well as ESPN was covering champions league matches.
55 Post contains images YooYoo : and i am predicting the oppisite except for the Sweden game.
56 L410Turbolet : Your prediction coming true would probably mean no NHL break for the 2014 Olympics.
57 LTU932 : As I predicted at first, we were murdered. We did not fail against Canada, we were HUMILIATED by them! Time for Uwe Krupp to pack his bags, IMO he did
58 YooYoo : i'm not holding my beath no matter what the results of the games are. Mr. Bettman doesn't seem to be in favour of doing "this" for 2014. A bit harsh,
59 Post contains images LTU932 : It's not harsh, it's just a fact.
60 LOT767-300ER : Anyone watching the US vs. Switzerland?
61 PeterPuck : Yes. Hiller is playing his ass off.
62 LOT767-300ER : I cant believe that puck was passing at 0.0 time and the goal was no good. I like Hillers Helmet...hehehe.
63 PeterPuck : The Swiss need to get the puck deep and crowd miller
64 BMI727 : Good for him. I bet that most of those players would gladly trade a gold medal for a Stanley Cup. I certainly don't like seeing the Blackhawks' chanc
65 L410Turbolet : Stanley Cup is nothing more than a meaningles measure of $$$ behind a club to buy enough good players. As is any pro hockey league, anyway. Only the
66 PeterPuck : Canadian kids grow up dreaming of winning the Stanley Cup more than anything else. However they also dream of pulling on the Maple Leaf to represent o
67 US330 : And that is why I wanted Belarus to beat the Swiss--because I knew Hiller was capable of stealing a game on his own (which he nearly did). As for 2014
68 BMI727 : True, any sports league is that way. Some more than others, but money talks. But a meaningless Stanley Cup means more than a meaningless gold medal s
69 BO__einG : I am surprised at how badly the Russians are playing today against Canada. 7-3 in the middle of the second period. As much as I support Canada, the ma
70 GQfluffy : This would've been a different game if Nabokov wouldn't have been in net. I was screaming at the TV after the third Canadian goal for Bykov to put in
71 jamincan : While that's a nice soundbite, it doesn't really pan out. First of all, with the salary cap, most teams are basically sitting right at the limit of w
72 steeler83 : My gosh... So much for all the Crosby vs. Malkin hype. Both were nothing more than a presence in the matchup between Canada and Russia. I'll bet they
73 Post contains images L410Turbolet : AFAIK, the 1980 so called "Miracle on Ice" has become a legend even among the general public in the US. Who knows, other than the geeks, what team wo
74 Post contains images Mir : National pride = meaningless? You have to feel bad for the guy - he stood on his head all night, but his team couldn't back him up. -Mir
75 styles9002 : Slovakia v Sweden was an excellent game of hockey last night. I was surprised to see how physical it was, but I guess with all the Europeans playing i
76 BMI727 : And I don't know why, since it (like most things related to the Olympics) is mostly about fat white guys taking their shirts off, painting their ches
77 US330 : Russia laid an egg, plain and simple. Nobody showed up to play for them. Their coach didn't even show up. I'm not all that familiar with international
78 YooYoo : Our Father, who art in GM Place, hockey be thy name, thy will be done. GOLD to be WON on ICE as well as IN THE STANDS, give us this day, our hockey st
79 Post contains images FighterPilot : GOLD for the Canadian women! 3 straight Olympic wins!! Cal
80 Post contains images sandroZRH : That's because the only nation that cares about women's hockey is Canada
81 Post contains images YooYoo : That's the rest of the worlds fault, not ours !
82 US330 : I think we will be in for a gold medal game rematch. My pick is for the U.S. to beat Finland 2-1 (although, I must confess that part of me is pulling
83 GQfluffy : 10 minutes in, USA up 3 on Finland. EDIT- Errr...4-0. Kane finally got on board.[Edited 2010-02-26 12:23:11]
84 Post contains images srbmod : Make that 6-0. I've haven't seen a beating like this since the last time I played an EA Sports NHL game on easy with the offsides off........
85 GQfluffy : Offsides "OFF"? And you call yourself a hockey fan.
86 srbmod : I do play with the offsides on. I was making a slight joke using a reference to a scene from "Swingers" where they're playing NHLPA Hockey '93 on the
87 Slider : Check out Deadspin.com's open thread...hilarious and witty slams...
88 srbmod : I remember at the end of his playing career he was acting as an unofficial coach for the Atlanta Thrashers (he played a whopping four games for the T
89 Slider : LOL! That was good- my fav was "Until Kiprusoff's performance, I haven't seen a Scandinavian give it up that easy since Bergman thought Bogie could g
90 Post contains images YooYoo : in a way i can't wait for this Olympics to end. I'm feeling that there is going to be a lot NHL trade action on Monday !!
91 US330 : Did someone tell the Finns that they had a game today? 'Cause they sure didn't show up.
92 Post contains images YooYoo : they were prepping for the Bronze medal game....which they will lose to Slovakia !
93 N1120A : Man, the Slovaks made that close at the end. I think I am going to be the only USA supporter on Sunday when we go watch the gold medal game.
94 N328KF : And did you notice how the US had Miller benched for much of the second and third periods? I think the US just decided to not score against Finland a
95 GQfluffy : Whomever complained was stupid, in the early games goal-differential counts. If Canada plays like they did tonight, Team USA will have more than a fa
96 PeterPuck : I wish I could call every person in Slovakia and tell them they scared the crap outta me, but in a fun way! Way to go. I say they win the bronze by a
97 GQfluffy : Slovakia didn't even try until there was 5 minutes left in the game.
98 scrubbsYWG : i believe the goal differential rule is in force during the prelimenary round in the case of a tie. In the case of the medal round, all you have to d
99 PeterPuck : That's right.
100 US330 : They only pulled Miller about midway through the third period. From my view, Slovakia actually came out pretty strong and forechecked the hell out of
101 N1120A : Neither can I, and I am watching in Canada. That will be fun.
102 N328KF : How's this rule work?
103 srbmod : It's used to determine seedings and pairings in the crossover round (the round between the preliminary round and the quarterfinals), and the seedings
104 Post contains images Andaman : ...and the bronze goes to Finland after an exiting game, especially the last 20 minutes. Overall the fifth Olympic medal for the Finnish hockey team s
105 US330 : Remember Salt Lake City doesn't have the same ring to it as Remember the Alamo, but it works just the same.
106 LTU932 : Holy shit, the Americans just tied with 20 seconds to play! Looks like there will be Sudden Death now.
107 US330 : ot in the gold medal game. does it get any better?
108 scrubbsYWG : OH CANADA! Canada finishes off these golden olympics with the hockey gold!
109 NicoEDDF : SID THE KID!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOWHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! OH CANADAAAAAAAA
110 srbmod : As much as I wanted the US to win, considering that they weren't even expected to contend for a medal (Even the NHLPA prior to the Olympics scheduled
111 Airstud : Yeah of course I was disappointed when we lost the game; but the irony is I don't enjoy rooting against Canada. I mean they're Canada; they're like ou
112 NA : Congratulations to CANADA! That win was the icing on the cake, the best that could happen to the Maple Leaf Olympic team. And what a thriller!
113 radiopolitic : WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *goes and joins the streetparty*
114 Post contains images fruitbat : Well played Canada - the first team I've been supporting who actually WON this weekend , and respect to the USA for their part in a great game - even
115 Post contains images TheCol : What? Who's number 1? Anyway, props to the US for a great game. This one really came down to the wire.
116 Post contains images FighterPilot : Like I said right from post number 1..... Cal
117 WestJetForLife : Canada won! 3-2 against the USA! I have never been more proud in my LIFE to be Canadian! Maple Leaf forever! At least the U.S. tried. (rewind) Dad: Ge
118 N1120A : Well, I was the only person cheering for the USA at East Side Mario's in the Cambridge Centre. At least I won a cheesy beer cooler for answering a tri
119 US330 : There is nothing better than a good hockey game, even if your team loses. If you can't say that, then you aren't a true hockey fan. I have to agree wi
120 connies4ever : Actually, I had predicted a US win, and after Parise scored late to tie, I thought it would actually happen. However, Iginla made an unbelievable pas
121 scrubbsYWG : I'm not sure this will be the greatest, but it is definately one of the top ones. This is my generation's Henderson. We will be hearing and seeing th
122 JetBlueGuy2006 : Good game on Both sides...as an East Lansing (DeWitt) resident and an MSU Alumni, I am proud of Ryan Miller. I think what did the US in tonight was th
123 BlueElephant : No offense to the USA...but was it me....or did most of the US players "look" like sore losers after then end of that game. I'm sorry but it felt very
124 N328KF : Ryan Miller got named MVP of the 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey tournament. He deserved it.
125 Airstud : No, it's not just you. I didn't think they were being sore losers exactly; they weren't throwing their gear down and being brats. But the way they we
126 scrubbsYWG : they just said most are with their families.
127 JoeCanuck : They left it all out on the ice...I'd be bummed too. Ps...best closing ceremonies ever...!
128 BlueElephant : No need to hate...I think this is almost on par with what i meant. ahh..that would make sense. Great to see Ryan Miller win MVP and be at the Closing
129 GQfluffy : Read what JoeCanuck said above your post. So...again...why do you think there's disrepect? Can't they be upset they didn't win? You don't seem to thin
130 BlueElephant : they have a right to be upset...but they should look so dejected about it...that's what I found pretty disappointing.
131 GQfluffy : Each person deals with "being upset" a different way. You found it disappointing...it's your problem...no one else's. Apparently you've never been in
132 JoeCanuck : The way this kind of tourney is laid out is that you end up winning bronze and gold and losing to get silver. To have the gold slip through your finge
133 BlueElephant : If each person has a different way of being upset....then each person has a way of seeing someone else being upset. Apparently, you're making an opin
134 US330 : They looked like they gave it their all, and were disappointed about not having won the game. If anything, I felt that it was entirely "Olympic"--the
135 PeterPuck : The Canucks would have looked just as upset after a loss, maybe worse. Looking forward to 2014 now (Bettman can suck it) with so much parity in intern
136 TheCol : I think Luongo was underestimated and seriously overlooked during the entire tournament. Every time Team Canada started playing defensively, which ha
137 N1120A : No. Its just you. They looked like elite athletes who had just lost an insanely competitive match after putting together the best performance in the
138 JoeCanuck : Bettman is a sphincter.
139 US330 : See, that's the problem with you Canadians. Y'all are too polite. Here in America we just call him an a-hole or effing moron. (purposely self-censore
140 PeterPuck : I'm not one of those polite Canadians, Bettman is an ASSHOLE in capital letters. I hate lawyers like him in positions to screw up a good thing.
141 Post contains images yooyoo : It's the asshole owners that pull Bettman's strings. Ya, ok, Bettman gives his 2 cents, so i guess both the owners and Bettman are assholes. The crap
142 BMI727 : No kidding. Bettman is the commissioner. That means that he works for the owners That said, Bettman does have his faults. He should start by finding
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