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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby shoeshine boy on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:11 pm

the Norwegian curling team has really raised the bar:
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:12 pm

The US sweater looks like it was made by a grandmother from Wisconsin.

The German uniforms look like a rainbow vomited on a winter jacket.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby shoeshine boy on Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:37 pm

look at the costs for this hideous outfit:
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:29 pm

You put in place just a regular flannel and toboggan and thats not far off from how I dressed walking across campus in the winter for AM classes, and I was a broke college kid
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby penny lane on Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:44 pm

I would wear the cardigan & the boots!
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:47 pm

Ugly. But very Ralph Lauren.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:52 pm

Each US athlete and coach will have their own security personnel at the game.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/24/us/sochi-us-security/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:55 pm

penny lane wrote:I would wear the cardigan & the boots!

I'd rock the boots.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Gaucho on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:01 am

llipgh2 wrote:Ugly, very Ralph Lauren.


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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:34 am

that cardigan is amazing
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby penny lane on Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:42 am

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:thumb: I like team USA's cardigan -back view too!
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby shoeshine boy on Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:09 am

I like the back view, it's a classic. the front was horrible, imo.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Staggy on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:36 pm

Hopefully the lines being reported for the US are not accurate...
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Beveridge on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:39 pm

Staggy wrote:Hopefully the lines being reported for the US are not accurate...


I hope they are...what are they?
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby pittsports87 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:41 pm

This team has a lot more firepower than most people think:
Dustin Brown-Ryan Kesler-Patrick Kane
Zach Parise-David Backes-T.J. Oshie
James van Riemsdyk-Joe Pavelski-Phil Kessel
Max Pacioretty-Paul Stastny-Ryan Callahan
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:43 pm

I don't really see anything wrong with them.

You have the top 2 lines with 2 guys each who have already played together, and your have Brown-Kesler-Kane to go against other teams' 3rd lines.

That's pretty damn solid. Guys who can score on each line and guys who can check on each line. Extremely well-balanced.

EDIT: I saw Brown-Kesler-Kane listed as a 3rd line on Twitter.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meow on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:44 pm

I wouldn't exactly call that firepower.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:45 pm

It's not firepower by any means, but it is well-balanced.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Staggy on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:46 pm

They're not terrible, my main gripe is putting our best player in Kane with arguably our worst.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:47 pm

Yeah, but if that's the 3rd line, you have Patrick Kane out against other teams' 3rd lines. Doesn't matter who he's playing with, they'll score goals.

The US isn't going to win by out-scoring teams or on talent alone. They need to spread the scoring through the lineup. These line combos do just that.

Also, there's no guarantee they won't change during/after the 1st game.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Staggy on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:53 pm

Yeah I don't expect them to stay the same, and the nice part about being in a tough group is we're going to be playing good teams early to work through the kinks. The lines I originally read on Twitter had the centers listed first (ie Pavelski-JVR-Kessel) so I was flabbergasted.

The Backes line is going to be a pain in the ass to play against, and Pacioretty and Stastny had nice chemistry at the Worlds.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby columbia on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:54 pm

I like our chances; it's time to bring Cindy down a notch.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:58 pm

Staggy wrote:They're not terrible, my main gripe is putting our best player in Kane with arguably our worst.


Brown-Kesler-Kane is shades of Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis :pop:
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:05 pm

Brown not scoring this year doesn't mean he forgot how to skate fast, hit, and thus open up space.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:08 pm

Maybe he's just been Orpik-ing himself for the olympics, because he flat-out hasn't looked good, lack of production aside.
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