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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Orlando Penguin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:39 am

count2infinity wrote:alright...so now that we have the bracket set:

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what do you THINK is going to happen and what do you HOPE is going to happen?

What do I think? Canada - Finland in the gold match with Canada winning, USA and Sweden in the bronze match, USA winning
What do I hope? USA - Finland in the gold with USA winning, Canada and Sweden in the bronze, Sweden winning

I hate you sometimes, randall.



Tomorrow's winners -- Austria, Russia, Swiss, Czech

QF winners -- Sweden, Russia, US, Canada

Semis - Sweden over Russia, Canada over US

Gold -- Canada over Sweden
Bronze -- Russia over US
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:40 am

Orlando Penguin wrote:
count2infinity wrote:alright...so now that we have the bracket set:

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what do you THINK is going to happen and what do you HOPE is going to happen?

What do I think? Canada - Finland in the gold match with Canada winning, USA and Sweden in the bronze match, USA winning
What do I hope? USA - Finland in the gold with USA winning, Canada and Sweden in the bronze, Sweden winning

I hate you sometimes, randall.



Tomorrow's winners -- Austria, Russia, Swiss, Czech

QF winners -- Sweden, Russia, US, Canada

Semis - Sweden over Russia, Canada over US

Gold -- Canada over Sweden
Bronze -- Russia over US


Are you not American?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Orlando Penguin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:55 am

I most certainly am. But the question was asked what you think will happen. I'm betting with my head based on what I've watched in this tournament. I'd much rather have a good reason to be up at 6:30 on a Sunday after a long work week (and a long Sunday workday ahead) for a US Gold Medal game. But for some reason, I just don't trust our goaltending and defense against 2 heavily offensive teams in Canada and Russia. I hope I'm wrong. However, if I'm not in the Canada case, I hope they win it all so I can line my wallet.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Tomas on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:03 am

Tomorrow: Czech Republic

QF: US will lead the Czech Republic 1:0 after the first period only thanks to the great goaltending of Pavelec. Czechs score 3 in the 2nd, and add one more goal in the 3rd on the way to 4:1 comeback victory

SF: (Ex)-Penguin Zbynek Michalek will give the Czechs 1:0 lead against Canada in the 3rd, but Canada will score the equalizer with 1 minute to go on a lucky deflection. Czechs will prevail in the glorious shootout. The best Canadian player (Crosby) will be left sad and dejected on the bench.

Finals: The oldest Czech D-man (Zidlicky) will be the only scorer in the finals game against Russia. 1:0 in the middle of the 3rd.

... and if that happens, I'll feel 16 years younger... 8-)
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Orlando Penguin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:04 am

Tomas wrote:Tomorrow: Czech Republic

QF: US will lead the Czech Republic 1:0 after the first period only thanks to the great goaltending of Pavelec. Czechs score 3 in the 2nd, and add one more goal in the 3rd on the way to 4:1 comeback victory

SF: (Ex)-Penguin Zbynek Michalek will give the Czechs 1:0 lead against Canada in the 3rd, but Canada will score the equalizer with 1 minute to go on a lucky deflection. Czechs will prevail in the glorious shootout. The best Canadian player (Crosby) will be left sad and dejected on the bench.

Finals: The oldest Czech D-man (Zidlicky) will be the only scorer in the finals game against Russia. 1:0 in the middle of the 3rd.

... and if that happens, I'll feel 16 years younger... 8-)



Dominik Hasek ain't walkin thru that door. :wink:

However, the mere prospect of losing to Jagr bothers me.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:08 am

Is there any idea of what time US' game will be Wednesday morning? Or is that not quite set yet
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Tomas on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:11 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:Is there any idea of what time US' game will be Wednesday morning? Or is that not quite set yet


Same time as the Czech game tomorrow - 11 AM CT. The game will be in the smaller arena (Shayba), because Canada - (likely) Switzerland is considered more attractive.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Orlando Penguin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:11 am

According to the Sochi2014 site, we'll be a noon ET start on Wednesday.

http://www.sochi2014.com/en/ice-hockey- ... nd-results
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:24 am

Noon game?

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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby legame on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:44 am

Austria is pretty awful. Vanek looks like he wants to jump off of a bridge.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Trip McNeely on Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:38 am

Ovechkin should have looked to Malkin there for the deflection
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:03 am

The Russians will probably win this game (or will they?), but they will not beat Finland.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:11 am

The lack of Norwegians in the NHL is odd
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:25 am

Slava Malamud ‏@SlavaMalamud
For your future reference, Miracle on Ice is Mirakel på Isen in Norwegian.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:25 am

Well, never mind.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Avyran on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:30 am

Radulov has become the person I want to really see laid out (but not injured; just hit hard) in this tournament.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby itissteeltime on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:34 am

Can Radulov play for the Preds in the playoffs again this year if he wanted? Can he just keep doing that?
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:41 am

Radulov is very unpleasant to look at.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:49 am

Gaucho wrote:Radulov is very unpleasant to look at.


Seriously.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:17 am

Gaucho wrote:Radulov is very unpleasant to look at.


His play this tournament has been pretty bad at times too. Taking really bad penalties in places, missing good opportunities. You can tell the talent is there, but I don't know about the mental aspect.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby npv708 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:27 am

itissteeltime wrote:Can Radulov play for the Preds in the playoffs again this year if he wanted? Can he just keep doing that?


No, he's no longer property of the Preds or any other NHL team.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby npv708 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:28 am

Gaucho wrote:Radulov is very unpleasant to look at.


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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby pcm on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:28 am

Congrats to the Slovenians... Cool story.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Staggy on Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:17 pm

Radulov seems to be getting unfairly crucified in this thread. Taking two bad penalties doesn't make him a terrible teammate (one of which was defending a teammate, although in the worst possible way). He's created a lot of chances, been one of the few Russians to go anywhere near the net, put a nice screen on Quick for the tying goal. I think he's been one of Russia's better players so far.
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Re: The Official Olympic Hockey Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:26 pm

Staggy wrote:Radulov seems to be getting unfairly crucified in this thread. Taking two bad penalties doesn't make him a terrible teammate (one of which was defending a teammate, although in the worst possible way). He's created a lot of chances, been one of the few Russians to go anywhere near the net, put a nice screen on Quick for the tying goal. I think he's been one of Russia's better players so far.


It's not just these olympics. It's also how he handled himself with the Predators.
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