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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby murphydump55 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:15 pm

pens2005 wrote:Latvia is going to be creamed by Canada answer are stuck with a difficult Czech team.

Ugh.


answer?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:16 pm

murphydump55 wrote:
pens2005 wrote:Latvia is going to be creamed by Canada answer are stuck with a difficult Czech team.

Ugh.


answer?



If I had to guess, he wanted to say "and we are stuck" but it was auto corrected on his phone.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby DelPen on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:16 pm

pens2005 wrote:Latvia is going to be creamed by Canada answer are stuck with a difficult Czech team.

Ugh.


Didn't we get 2nd place? Did Slovakia and Czech Republic really stink that bad compared to the Swiss?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:23 pm

USA in 6
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:24 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:Do we know if th semi-final times are set? I.e., do we know if a would-be USA-Canada game is at 6 or 11? Or is that decision still pending?

Friday at 4 PM and 9 PM, both on the sheet at Bolshoy. Canada-U.S. (presuming they win their quarterfinal games) will be the later faceoff.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:24 pm

meow wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:Wasn't Slovakia expected to contend for at least a bronze?

What mental midget predicted that?


Probably Rossi.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:29 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:Do we know if th semi-final times are set? I.e., do we know if a would-be USA-Canada game is at 6 or 11? Or is that decision still pending?

Friday at 4 PM and 9 PM, both on the sheet at Bolshoy. Canada-U.S. (presuming they win their quarterfinal games) will be the later faceoff.


We're talking local time correct? The schedule I looked at, albeit at 1am after a few beers and tried to calculate the army time then do the time difference to Sochi - I read Friday games would be at 16:00 and 21:00. Which if a presumed Canada-US is the later faceoff, would be Noon EST, correct?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:32 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:Do we know if th semi-final times are set? I.e., do we know if a would-be USA-Canada game is at 6 or 11? Or is that decision still pending?

Friday at 4 PM and 9 PM, both on the sheet at Bolshoy. Canada-U.S. (presuming they win their quarterfinal games) will be the later faceoff.

How do you know? I cannot find anything other than "semi-final 2" is at the later time and Canada and the United States are lower on the wikipedia-produced bracket everyone uses.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:34 pm

It's straight off the Wikipedia page for the Mens' Tournament.

And yes, I believe the times are local. (Sochi)
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meecrofilm on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:47 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:Do we know if th semi-final times are set? I.e., do we know if a would-be USA-Canada game is at 6 or 11? Or is that decision still pending?

Friday at 4 PM and 9 PM, both on the sheet at Bolshoy. Canada-U.S. (presuming they win their quarterfinal games) will be the later faceoff.


I don't like that. I know I'm really looking ahead, but I think the U.S. has displayed much greater team speed and played at a higher pace this tournament. I think the ice not being as good for that 2nd game would favor Canada.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:54 pm

tifosi77 wrote:It's straight off the Wikipedia page for the Mens' Tournament.

And yes, I believe the times are local. (Sochi)

You're probably right. But the Wikipedia page only says "semi-final 2" is at 9 Sochi time. There's no suggestion that specific quarterfinal winners slot into semifinal 2.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Pens4Life on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:10 pm

Crankshaft wrote: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:


Hey Cranky,i dont have a problem with your response :D Well,we might be tired too much now already,but Sweden - if they dont score in first 10 minutes of the game,it will be a close game.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby DelPen on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:21 pm

Would anyone be shocked if the Czechs beat us? I expect the USA to win but this might not be a slam dunk.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:24 pm

DelPen wrote:Would anyone be shocked if the Czechs beat us? I expect the USA to win but this might not be a slam dunk.


in a single game, anything can happen. I don't doubt that the Czechs have the ability to beat the USA if they play a great game and USA plays like crap, but as you said... I expect the USA to win.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby pcm on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:25 pm

I expect the Czechs to get clobered.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby pittsports87 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:28 pm

22% of Dan Bylsma's career losses have come against a team that had Jaromir Jagr at the time.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:32 pm

pittsports87 wrote:22% of Dan Bylsma's career losses have come against a team that had Jaromir Jagr at the time.


... that's impossible. do you mean playoff losses?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:32 pm

count2infinity wrote:
pittsports87 wrote:22% of Dan Bylsma's career losses have come against a team that had Jaromir Jagr at the time.


... that's impossible. do you mean playoff losses?

And what does that prove? That might the most worthless stat I've ever seen.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:36 pm

The only thing that it proves is coincidence. Those teams would have won without Jagr (especially the Bruins).
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:44 pm

Mad props to the schedule maker for putting every country's game on a somewhat decent local time.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby legame on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:48 pm

Rooting for Latvija, pride of the Baltijos.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Rocco on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:59 pm

The Czechs aren't a big enough underdog to beat Bylsma. That will have to wait until Latvia upsets Canada and then shocks the US.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:26 pm

Kunitz back with Sid?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby mikey287 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:01 pm

Update from the last decade: The Swiss are on the rise. The Czechs and Slovaks are on the decline.

Doesn't mean the USA will crush them. But I'd rather player the Czechs or Slovaks in a one-game playoff than the Swiss right now. Swiss result today withstanding...
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:07 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:It's straight off the Wikipedia page for the Mens' Tournament.

And yes, I believe the times are local. (Sochi)

You're probably right. But the Wikipedia page only says "semi-final 2" is at 9 Sochi time. There's no suggestion that specific quarterfinal winners slot into semifinal 2.

It says "WQF1 16:00 WQF2" --- Winner, Quarterfinal 1 vs Winner, Quarterfinal 2. QF1 is Sweden-Slovenia, QF2 is Finland-Russia.

WQF3 (Canada-Latvia) 21:00 WQF4 (Team America-Czech)

What I think is perhaps a bit..... suspicious is that the U.S. game is on Shayba ice, while the other three QF games are at Bolshoy. I would have thought the higher seeded team would get to play in the big venue. But I guess that would have meant bumping the home team. Either way, it seems somewhat of a bummer that the #2 seed in the medal round is only going to be playing in front of 7,000 people.
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