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In Case Anyone Cares: Team USA over Russia 3-2 in Men's Olympic Hockey
2/15/14 | Hoagy62

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:03 AM PST by hoagy62

Team USA won against Russia in Olmpics Men's Ice Hockey this morning after regular time had run out, as well as a 5-minute overtime period. A shootout finally determined who won, with T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues (hometown: Everett, WA) scoring the winning goal.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: hockey; men; miracle; olympics; russia; sochi
U!S!A! U!S!A!
1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:03 AM PST by hoagy62
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To: hoagy62

Thanks for the spoiler alert.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

But this was shown LIVE on a couple of networks. I didn’t believe a spoiler alert was needed. If it was, I do apologize.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:04:39 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Broadcast live in USA


4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:05:05 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: hoagy62

Then I apologize. I didn’t realize that it was a broadcast event. Sorry.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 8:05:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: hoagy62

It was a good game, but nothing like when US amateurs beat the evil empire.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:06:29 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: hoagy62

Exactly......


7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:06:46 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: ClearCase_guy

S’aright. No harm, no foul.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:07:44 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62
Shoot out score -

Oshie - 4

Russia - 3

Great game to watch!

9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:08:38 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: ConservativeInPA

This time the atheistic empire won.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:08:54 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: hoagy62; shove_it; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; ..

Hockey Ping!

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(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:10:01 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: hoagy62

Yeah, but where does the hockey team stand on the glow-bull warming initiative that some of the Team USA attendees are trying to foist on us? Sochi would not have been my first choice of a place to host “winter” games. Winter weather is not dependable enough. Go team USA.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 8:10:09 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: hoagy62
Watched it live on NBCSN.

Best part was that Putin was in the crowd!

13 posted on 02/15/2014 8:11:15 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: hoagy62

The U.S. must have had an openly “gay” player. How else could they have won? /sarc


14 posted on 02/15/2014 8:13:17 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: hoagy62

I guess that’s good. But to be honest, with the Americans so obsessively pushing the depraved homo agenda at the Olympics, I just haven’t had the usual inclinations towards rooting for our teams like in Olympics past.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 8:13:20 AM PST by greene66
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To: hoagy62

I was ON it! YES!


16 posted on 02/15/2014 8:15:09 AM PST by Monkey Face (Absinthe makes the heart grow fondue. ~~ Darksheare and NoCmpromiz)
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To: hoagy62

Good news.

I forgot they were playing this morning.

I haven’t watched much of the Olympics this time. It does seem that every time I switch over to the Olympics program, I tune in just in time to see another athlete going SPLAT!


17 posted on 02/15/2014 8:16:07 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: hoagy62

It is only Group play.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 8:17:47 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: hoagy62

Do they play hockey in the Olympics?

Just kidding. I’m still ticked off that baseball is not in the Olympics and it is a major sport in Asia, Latin America, and most importantly the USA.

And if basketball, a winter sport can be plAyed in the summer Olympics, then a domed stadium should be set up in the Winter Olympics for baseball.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 8:17:48 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: hoagy62

Excellent.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:16 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: hoagy62

it was live.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:18 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: hoagy62

Congrats but it’s not the same as 1980 - not even close.


22 posted on 02/15/2014 8:21:31 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: TomGuy

The next game is Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET against Slovenia. The game is on NBCSN. Obviously, the appeal of the opponent is lessened but that team just upset Slovakia a few hours ago.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 8:31:10 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: airborne

Woo-Hoo!!


24 posted on 02/15/2014 8:32:36 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade
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To: hoagy62

They actually showed a men’s game? Was the women not playing or what?


25 posted on 02/15/2014 8:32:46 AM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: bray
Was the women not playing or what?

Apparently between the two teams they had reached their secret rainbow quota thus were allowed to proceed, and even to be televised.

26 posted on 02/15/2014 8:40:23 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: hoagy62

As long as we are pacified with our sports and stars we can happly remain a docile subject of a caring Government.

Personally, The people of America deserve humiliation for destroying a once great country by electing the rulers we now must obey.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 8:42:42 AM PST by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: airborne

I think the NHL would become a more major sport if they had the large rinks like Olympic hockey.

Probably not doable since so many of the teams share basketball arenas, but the game is a superior product on the open ice.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 8:43:36 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: hoagy62

Do they still keep score?


29 posted on 02/15/2014 8:43:42 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: hoagy62

Yeah you should put a spoiler alert on the headline and given the score in the first post. I DVR’d the game like so many. It’s more fun if you don’t know how t turns out.

It was a great game. IMO the Russian’s were overall better and miles better than they were in Vancouver. But the US powerplay was deadly, they hung in there and then it was the TJ Oshie show. It was the weirdest shootout I’ve ever seen. That was fun, it would have made a great gold medal game.


30 posted on 02/15/2014 8:52:30 AM PST by Varda
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To: hoagy62

Obama to take credit for the victory in 3...2...1...


31 posted on 02/15/2014 8:54:21 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: hoagy62

More reason for the America haters to hate us even more.


32 posted on 02/15/2014 8:57:26 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Starstruck

I believe in 2016 they stop keeping score and reach perfect equality comrade.


33 posted on 02/15/2014 9:00:20 AM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: greene66

And with both teams loaded with NHL players, who really cares anymore who wins these professional games. I certainly don’t.

There was a time when the Olympics meant the best in amateur athletic competition, then John Thompson took the air out of the ball and the US lost a basketball game. From that game on we had NBA players competing in the Olympics, beating teams by 50 points. It morphed into all the different events, now it’s pros against pros.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 9:03:37 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: Breto
...The people of America deserve humiliation for destroying a once great country by electing the rulers we now must obey.

You make a very good point. It's the greatest danger of a democracy (or boobocracy as Mencken called it), even one within a republic.It can vote its own destruction.

35 posted on 02/15/2014 9:08:10 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: NKP_Vet

The old Soviet block basically fielded pro athletes (fully state funded and rewarded) while the US sent amateurs in keeping with the old olympic ethic. I get what you mean, however. The olympics meant more back then, if not for the Cold War implications then for the David vs. Goliath professionals against amateurs match-ups.


36 posted on 02/15/2014 9:28:56 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: hoagy62

So so fun,got a retweet from Bode Miller of all people.We put it on and held onto our seats.Putin was there:)


37 posted on 02/15/2014 9:33:14 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: airborne

T.J. Oshie. Played his high school hockey in the REAL “Hockeytown”. Warroad, MN, where the team is still called the Warriors. Well done, young man.


38 posted on 02/15/2014 9:37:58 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: hoagy62
Sorry but as much as I hate to say it, the current olympic hockey is a joke. I'm watching the Sweden Vs. Latvia game and all it is is recreational hockey with no checking and no board work........

The NHL players who return home for these games have nothing in stake other than a stupid medal. They don't belong there! They're not giving it their all, they have nothing to lose other than the potential of being injured and thus they're just skating.......

The last most significant hockey game ever played was the U.S. amateurs vs. the Russians...........

Allowing the NHL players to dominate the rosters of the olympic teams has totally destroyed a once great game..............

39 posted on 02/15/2014 2:46:44 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
T.J. Oshie. Played his high school hockey in the REAL “Hockeytown”. Warroad, MN, where the team is still called the Warriors. Well done, young man.

He was from Everett, Washington, but moved to Warroad to play hockey. They also had an amateur team called the Warroad Lakers. My dad knew Billy and Roger Christian, and I got to hold their Gold medal, from the 1960 Olympic championship. Other hockey towns, were Roseau and International Falls. In high school, I played a game in International Falls. They were a powerhouse then, and beat us 6 to 1. Oshie, Toews, Parise and Zajac, all played at my alma mater, UND.

40 posted on 02/15/2014 3:06:59 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I know Oshie is originally from Washington, but towns like Warroad don’t get their due in terms of development of the game in the United States.

The Christian brothers of hockey stick manufacturing fame are from there, but other Warroad players like Larry Olimb, and the Marvins (of Marvin Windows, also based there) went to my alma mater, the University of Minnesota. The Warroad pipeline often leads west, but that great hockey town supplies players all over the place.

The old Section 8 in Minnesota (Warroad, Roseau, Moorhead, East Grand Forks, and many others) was great stuff in the days before two-class hockey in the state. International Falls was not in that section.


41 posted on 02/15/2014 4:12:42 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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Well, Meredith Viera (is that her name?) injected both Obama’s name and Princess Hillary's name into the post-game discussion. “If Hillary Clinton decides to run....she should pick T.J. Oshie as her running mate.”
42 posted on 02/15/2014 5:26:13 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

“The real American heroes are wearing camo... That’s not me.” - T.J. Oshie

That doesn’t sound like a Hillary running mate.


43 posted on 02/15/2014 6:01:52 PM PST by Varda
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To: Varda
The host (or hostess) seemed to change her thought mid-sentence. At first, it appeared she said someone told her then she said she overheard it. I wonder if it was fabricated just to get Princess Hillary's name mentioned.
44 posted on 02/15/2014 6:09:08 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
I wouldn’t be surprised. I've been avoiding the regular Olympic talking heads because of their disgusting political bias. Watching them gives me the sensation of stepping in dog crap.
45 posted on 02/15/2014 6:35:19 PM PST by Varda (DVRs are wonderful things)
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To: Varda
The perfect answer by Mike Emrick would have been “Her running mate? He should run for president, he is so popular. He'd beat her and win.” The hostess would have been unhinged.
46 posted on 02/15/2014 8:32:41 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Mark17

I was from Grand Forks. Central won the state championship for maybe. 20 years straight. Now both Red river and Central struggle. The other teams have improved. I know Warroad and Roseau have a great rivalry. I think the Christian Brothers made sticks for many years, but I think they are defunct now. John Mariuchi, of Eveleth, did much for Minnesota hockey. I remember Mayasich, Nanne, Woog and Lilyholm. I knew Chuck Norby personally. I knew Casey and Pete Ryan, who played in Colorado Springs. Casey is a doctor in Grand Forks. Tim O’keefe is the president of the UND Alumni association. Keith Christiansen played for Duluth. Anything else?


47 posted on 02/16/2014 4:49:53 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Colonel, 47 is for you. I do not know what happened.


48 posted on 02/16/2014 4:55:07 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17
Former NHL player Bryan Erickson once told a great story about the small-town hockey. He said the NHL was filled with great players who grew up in small towns, and each one of them was the best player in his town.

Erickson grew up in Roseau, MN -- and he said he was only the fourth-best player on his own street. He lived down the street from the three Broten brothers -- Aaron, Neal (a member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice team) and Paul.

49 posted on 02/16/2014 7:13:13 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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