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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Pens4Life on Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Man o man,Im so proud today for our SLOVENIA hockey team! WE ARE THE MIRACLE ON ICE! With only 6 hockey halls and maybe 80-100 professional players overall,only one professional club,we are unbeliavable.. :fist: :fist: :fist:
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby tfrizz on Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:44 pm

The casualty list keeps growing.

Zetterberg - herniated disk
Kopecky - head
Barkov - knee
Elias - illness
Zuccarello - broken something-or-other (Google Translate isn't working :()
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:57 pm

Hand injury.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Pens4Life wrote:Man o man,Im so proud today for our SLOVENIA hockey team! WE ARE THE MIRACLE ON ICE! With only 6 hockey halls and maybe 80-100 professional players overall,only one professional club,we are unbeliavable.. :fist: :fist: :fist:


:thumb:
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Pens4Life wrote:Man o man,Im so proud today for our SLOVENIA hockey team! WE ARE THE MIRACLE ON ICE! With only 6 hockey halls and maybe 80-100 professional players overall,only one professional club,we are unbeliavable.. :fist: :fist: :fist:


whoa whoa whoa...miracle on ice. let's not get crazy, bro. win something, first.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:01 pm

Slovenia being there and making it to the quarter finals is a pretty huge accomplishment.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Eh, they beat a broken down Slovak team and got beaten up by the Russians and the US. Then they beat an underwhelming Austrian team. I guess it's cool for them, but let's not act like it's anywhere close to the Miracle on Ice.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:05 pm

I think it's pretty cool.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:06 pm

Looks like the US will be playing the Slovaks since the Czechs are starting Pavalec.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:06 pm

They had never made it to the Olympics before. It doesn't matter who they've played. They've never been good enough to go to any other Olympic tournaments.

It's huge. Like an expansion team making it to the conference finals, except this expansion team is full of AHLers in the NHL.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:08 pm

Crankshaft wrote:Eh, they beat a broken down Slovak team and got beaten up by the Russians and the US. Then they beat an underwhelming Austrian team. I guess it's cool for them, but let's not act like it's anywhere close to the Miracle on Ice.


It may be even more impressive than the Miracle on Ice considering the number of rinks and professionals in the country.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:08 pm

They beat an Austrian team that has 3 NHLers on it...two of which are on the Islanders.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:09 pm

No offense, but your efforts to marginalize their accomplishments are rather deplorable.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Crankshaft wrote:They beat an Austrian team that has 3 NHLers on it...two of which are on the Islanders.


And they only have 1 NHLer and 1 guy who wasn't good enough to stick in the NHL. What's your point.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Let them enjoy it. No need to poo-poo on them.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Go Latvia!
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby legame on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:12 pm

Did a Slovenian kick your dog or something? Eesh.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:12 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
Crankshaft wrote:They beat an Austrian team that has 3 NHLers on it...two of which are on the Islanders.


And they only have 1 NHLer and 1 guy who wasn't good enough to stick in the NHL. What's your point.


When two bad teams play, one of them is going to win by default.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:14 pm

legame wrote:Did a Slovenian kick your dog or something? Eesh.


:lol: I guess I was just turned off by the "WE ARE THE MIRACLES ON ICE" comment.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:17 pm

Jags getting his mandatory "rub down" right now. Makes me uncomfortable.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Staggy on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:23 pm

The Swiss are unbelievably bad at scoring. Down 1-0 to Latvia so that game might be over..

Czechs up 2-0 early.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:29 pm

2-0 Latvia. This game is probably over.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby legame on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Latttttvvvviiiiijjjjjaaaaaaa. :thumb:
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby PghSkins on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:32 pm

Gaucho wrote:No offense, but your efforts to marginalize their accomplishments are rather deplorable.


He's kind of getting a knack for the deplorable.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:36 pm

PghSkins wrote:
Gaucho wrote:No offense, but your efforts to marginalize their accomplishments are rather deplorable.


He's kind of getting a knack for the deplorable.


What do you mean? I didn't mean to come across as deplorable. That's a strong word to use in this case.
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