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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:38 pm

It probably is, apologies.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:39 pm

Good night Slovakia. 3-0 Czechs
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Pens4Life on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:43 pm

Crankshaft wrote:
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.


:D its your opinion,no biggie.. for us,its like miracle.. With so little professional players and only few play on elite leagues,its huge success.
But the thing is,that many players could play in better leagues and better clubs,but Slovenian players just arent as wanted as Czech,Slovakians,Swedes and soo on players,tradition is a bi... :) and a poor market,poor knowledge of slovenian hockey.. many things.

For example our goalie Kristan could be an regular NHL goalie and he probably would be,if he would be from Sweden..
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby pittsports87 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:48 pm

Call up Ray Shero and have him pick up Kristan before Fleury craps the bed in the playoffs.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:49 pm

If you're right P4L then the first NHL GM to figure that out will really be putting his team in a good position. Look how good Detroit has got at picking European talent. Its a little bit easier now with all the footage and scouting services available, but still a bit unprecedented.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:54 pm

Pens4Life wrote:
Crankshaft wrote:
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.


:D its your opinion,no biggie.. for us,its like miracle.. With so little professional players and only few play on elite leagues,its huge success.
But the thing is,that many players could play in better leagues and better clubs,but Slovenian players just arent as wanted as Czech,Slovakians,Swedes and soo on players,tradition is a bi... :) and a poor market,poor knowledge of slovenian hockey.. many things.

For example our goalie Kristan could be an regular NHL goalie and he probably would be,if he would be from Sweden..


:thumb: enjoy it
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:54 pm

I bet Canada is just licking their chops over possibly (likely) playing Latvia.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Beveridge on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:10 pm

Everything is falling into place for Jagr to knock out Bylsma again.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby mikey287 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:15 pm

Crankshaft wrote:
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.


Shut up.

Congrats P4L, I was waiting for you to post. A great day for Slovenian hockey, really great to see! :fist:
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:25 pm

Yeah, I sorta bristle at the use of the word 'miracle' in any hockey context. It inevitably invites comparisons, and the Slovenian team does not yet have the stuff to fare well when cast in such light. Talk to me about miracles if they beat Sweden.

Enjoy it, for it was a great accomplishment. But come on.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:28 pm

I don't fully understand the backlash directed at crankshaft either. This is great for Slovenia, but does it come close to "Miracle on ice"? No... it doesn't.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Factorial on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 pm

Crankshaft can be a wet blanket........
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 pm

if the US beats the czech tomorrow, when would their next game be
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:32 pm

Winner of Canada vs. Latvia/Swiss
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:34 pm

when? has that been relesed yet?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:34 pm

I don't look at it as backlash against me. They're just protecting someone genuinely excited for their team and country. I came off as really harsh, which wasn't my intent and I apologize for that. Luckily, it doesn't look like I spoiled his party.

Now, if they knock off Sweden, I'll cheer along with him. :thumb:
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:37 pm

In other news, I stand by my initial evaluation of the Russian team. They are disjointed, passionless, and largely bereft of the team ethos required to get any further than they presently are. They are getting by on goaltending and decent defense, because their offense just went over 100 minutes without a goal - Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk, Kovalchuck - against powerhouses Slovakia and Norway.

Granted, in a short single-elimination tournament goaltending and defense trumps offense; that might be all they need. But I think Finland will murderize them.

Basically, I think the teams that earned byes in group play will be in the medal games. Sweden-USA for the gold and Canada-Finalnd for the bronze. 1-2, 3-4.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:39 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:when? has that been relesed yet?


Both Canada and the US play tomorrow at noon.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Tomas on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:40 pm

All QF games are always 24 hours after the start of play-in game where one of the QF teams participated. So, the schedule on Wednesday starts with Slovenia against Sweden, then Russia against Finland, and then, at 12 ET/ 11CT both Canada and USA will play against their opponents yet TBD.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:41 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:when? has that been relesed yet?


Both Canada and the US play tomorrow at noon.


next game... if the us beats czech republic when would the next game be...
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:42 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:when? has that been relesed yet?


Both Canada and the US play tomorrow at noon.


next game... if the us beats czech republic when would the next game be...


Friday at 7:00 or 12:00.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Nuge on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:02 pm

Slovaks dominating the 3rd.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:02 pm

SUROVY
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:04 pm

meow wrote:Good night Slovakia. 3-0 Czechs


Uh oh ...
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:06 pm

Gaucho wrote:
meow wrote:Good night Slovakia. 3-0 Czechs


Uh oh ...

I don't know which game to watch. Latvia is in all out desperation mode to hang on to their lead.
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