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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby penny lane on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:43 pm

Best of bad situation~ J Tavares on the ice to receive his gold medal. I thought he had left Sochi.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:12 pm

Millions now living will never die.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby dodint on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:12 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
Shakes wrote:
tfrizz wrote:
Where were there people heckling the losing team? I must've missed it.


All I heard was some "Oles" and then the "na na na hey hey hey goodbye" chant towards the end. No big deal and certainly nothing classless.

Unless I missed something?

That's what I was talking about. No need for the goodbye chant in international play. It's not like a long playoff series and it's not a bad blood thing. It rubbed me the wrong way which only means I'm getting old.


Bugged me too. It's not like there is some great Sweden/Canada rivalry and the bad guys just got vanquished.

*Waits for NHLN NHL Rivals SWE/CAN episode*
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:23 pm

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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby columbia on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:25 pm

I assume the Pens fans who were rooting against Crosby and Kunitz today are communists.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:27 pm

@SeanFitz_Gerald 3h
Sorry if I'm late. Erik Karlsson, on what the silver medal is worth to him (via Olympic News): "You will see when I put it out on eBay."
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby dodint on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Classy. I was given an award in the military once, but it wasn't as high as what I thought I deserved. But it was an award that other people in that formation got as well, so I sucked it up and hid my anger for the sake of my peers. What a toolbag.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Karlsson appears to be a real d*ckhead.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby columbia on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:37 pm

I'm going to launch a forensic investigation to find his sense of honor.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby penny lane on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:02 pm

columbia wrote:I assume the Pens fans who were rooting against Crosby and Kunitz today are communists.


Pinko Commie-Penny Lane! 8-)
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Shakes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:07 pm

I don't know the context, but I laughed at the quote. Sounds like it was tongue-in-cheek.

Anyway, ask any of those guys right after the loss what the silver is worth to them (or the Americans right after the 2010 final), and they'd say nothing.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:08 pm

Gaucho wrote:Image


It's white tie. So, both gold medals.

OK to be overdressed; not OK to be underdressed.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby superconan on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:17 pm

Really is the Golden Generation for Canada. Especially for Crosby, Weber, Bergeron, Getzlaf and Perry. Together they have won 2 Olympic gold medals and the 2005 World Jrs.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby luv66 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:16 pm

I feel a little better after watching the Canadian celebration. The sheer joy I saw brought a smile to my face.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:22 pm

I think any Olympian (Summer or Winter) that plays a game (meaning 2 teams playing in a tournament format) will tell you, especially right after it happens that they didn't win a silver medal, they lost a gold medal. it takes time to appreciate an Olympic silver medal in this context.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby luv66 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:36 pm

This is cute, Marty getting a piggy back ride
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby luv66 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:38 pm

shoeshine boy wrote:I think any Olympian (Summer or Winter) that plays a game (meaning 2 teams playing in a tournament format) will tell you, especially right after it happens that they didn't win a silver medal, they lost a gold medal. it takes time to appreciate an Olympic silver medal in this context.




Yeah, I wouldn't be too hard on Karlsson. Emotions are high and I'm sure it hurts to make it to the gold medal round and lose. I'm not even sure it wasn't in jest as someone mentioned above.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby IntangibleBeer on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:44 pm

I'm happy for Team Canada if we couldn't win the gold.

On the other hand (and I know I'm not too late to say this), fire DB!
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:02 pm

If karlsson actually puts it up on ebay, thats pretty excellent. If he keeps it, boo.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby tfrizz on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:27 pm

superconan wrote:Really is the Golden Generation for Canada. Especially for Crosby, Weber, Bergeron, Getzlaf and Perry. Together they have won 2 Olympic gold medals and the 2005 World Jrs.


The core of this Canadian team is still young, too. You've got St Louis, Marleau, Kunitz, Luongo, and Smith* who are in their 30s, but everyone else is still in their 20s. That means the bulk of the team is still going to be around for 2018, if the NHLers go.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby sniper on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Gaucho wrote:Karlsson appears to be a real d*ckhead.



All the Sens fans and others who have met him say he's a really nice guy. He comes off as what you said to me too. I just don't like the guy. I think part of it is whatever he's trying to grow on his face and the fact that he lines up at defense, but plays forward from that point on. Guy has tons of talent though.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby ajh2298 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:12 pm

luv66 wrote:This is cute, Marty getting a piggy back ride
Image


How else will he get to see anything over all the normal non-hobbit sized people?

Somewhere Danny Briere and Chris Conner are very jealous.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Dan H on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:22 pm

Here's a total random curiosity based upon the assertion I and a few others have made that some of this year's Olympic squads rank with the best hockey teams of all time.

Suppose you had a dream hockey league composed of:

2014 Canada Olympic squad
2014 USA Olympic squad
2014 Finland Olympic squad
2010-11 Canucks
2006 Sweden Olympic squad
2002 Russia Olympic squad
2001-02 Red Wings
2000-01 Avs
1998 Czech Olympic squad
1994-95 Devils
1993-94 Rangers
1992-93 Penguins
1988-89 Flames
1987 Canada squad (Canada Cup)
1983-84 Oilers
1981-82 Islanders
1979 Soviet Uniion squad
1976-77 Canadiens
1976 Canada squad (Canada Cup)
1974-75 Flyers
1974-75 Sabres
1971-72 Bruins
1971-72 Rangers
1966-67 Maple Leafs
1965-66 Canadiens
1960-61 Blackhawks
1955-56 Canadiens
1953-54 Red Wings
1948-49 Maple Leafs
1922-23 Senators

Everybody magically steps out of a time machine, they play 82 games, then a 4-round Stanley Cup playoffs.

Which teams do well? Who has the best shot at the cup?

Note: I tried to pick only one Olympic squad from a given country, or one team from any given NHL dynasty. So if you think the 1991-92 Pens belong on the list in place of the 1992-93 Pens, just mentally insert them. In some cases (e.g., 1970s-80s USSR) it's hard to pick the strongest year of a dynasty, but a team is only entered once until almost all of their players change over. If I totally missed a team that would contend for the championship of this league, and it isn't because the country/dynasty is already represented (e.g., 2002 Canada Olympic squad isn't on there because the 2014 squad is, along with a couple of legendary Canada Cup teams from previous decades), it's worth mentioning. Assume teams such as the 1923 Senators have enough practice time to adapt to legal forward passes, composite sticks, and other facets of the modern game.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby dodint on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:31 pm

No love for the Miracle Team?

I don't think the '22 team could adapt to the forward pass at all. They're game is so much slower they're physically not built for it. I'd have more fun watching the 2014 Canada Team adapt to having off-sides on all three lines.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Dan H on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:01 pm

The USA Olympic squad is already represented on the list by the 2014 team. I'd argue the 2014 squad would beat the 1980 squad nine times out of ten. What makes the 1980 squad legendary is they willed the semifinal game versus the Soviets to be that tenth game out of ten, and pulled off one of the unlikeliest big-stage upsets in sports history. If they had enough talent to make this list, it wouldn't have been such a miracle.
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