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Spoiler Alert: Olympics Men's Hockey Result: Russia vs. Finland
Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 02/19/2014 7:32:09 AM PST by C19fan

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: finland; hockey; olympics; russia
Russia’s vaunted hockey has been eliminated from the Olympics following a loss to Finland Wednesday on home ice in Sochi. The Russian’s lost 3-1 in the knockout round. Finnish goaltender Tuuka Rask of the Boston Bruins turned away 37 Russian shots, surrendering only a power-play goal to former NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 7:32:09 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Vlad does not look happy in the photo accompanying the photo. If I was a NHL Russian hockey player I would get out of dodge ASAP before Putin confiscates the passports.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 7:34:16 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The sad thing now about the Olympic hockey tournament is that I don’t really even care who wins, I just don’t want the various Dallas Stars players over there to get hurt. Bring back the amateurs.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 7:36:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

I hope not. We need Alexander Semin back in Raleigh.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:31 AM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: C19fan
Russia's Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin in the stands watching the Russian Olympic hockey team. (twitter photo)Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin in the stands watching the Russian Olympic hockey team. (twitter photo)

That's actually the most honest photo I've ever seen of him. That's exactly how I feel when my favorite teams lose. Thank God I don't have nukes at my disposal at those times though.
5 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:59 AM PST by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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To: Blackyce

Guess they weren’t ripped off by the US, eh?


6 posted on 02/19/2014 7:42:10 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Blackyce

Somebody’s going to Siberia.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 7:43:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
The USA-Russia game was exciting but comparisons to what happened in 1980 were exaggerated. A terrific win a few days ago but not on the same level despite Meredith Vierra (sp.) wanting to make T.J. Oshie Hillary Clinton's running mate.
8 posted on 02/19/2014 7:44:37 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: C19fan

I was watching the hockey news coverage and they interviewed a parent of some Eastern European high school hockey player and he said that their goal is to get their son to the NHL in America. He indicated that that is where all the players want to go. They don’t want to play for Russia first?


9 posted on 02/19/2014 7:46:11 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It was kind of tainted as well, as the Russians should have been awarded that goal. Maybe the US comes back anyway, but we’ll never know.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 7:47:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Slyfox

Doesn’t anyone who plays basketball want to play in the NBA?

Or any soccer player want to play in England, or elsewhere in Europe?


11 posted on 02/19/2014 7:49:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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12 posted on 02/19/2014 7:52:28 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Correct. This time, we had pros playing pros. In 1980, a U.S. amateur team upset a team of Soviet professionals.

It was also a harbinger of great things to come that first Tuesday in November.

13 posted on 02/19/2014 7:53:32 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: C19fan
Russia’s vaunted hockey has been eliminated from the Olympics . . .

Three thoughts:

1) I hope there wasn't an American referee involved.

2) If not, how long will it take them to somehow blame the Americans anyway?

3) I hope the NHL has their Russian players in a safe house - Vladi does not look happy.

14 posted on 02/19/2014 8:08:34 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: dfwgator
Doesn’t anyone who plays basketball want to play in the NBA?

So true! I have a 5'8" nephew in the Philippines that plays basketball well against 5'10" giants in his peer group. He dreams of starting for an NBA team...I don't have the heart to discourage him, but I don't think he's the second coming of Muggsy Bogues.

15 posted on 02/19/2014 8:14:40 AM PST by Wingy
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To: jda

Putey Poot looks like me after the juggeared marxist got re-elected.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 8:19:16 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: yldstrk

“Guess they weren’t ripped off by the US, eh?”

Thats what makes it so great, they don’t even get a second shot at the US...HA!


17 posted on 02/19/2014 8:19:55 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: dfwgator

whether we like it or not the professional players in the Olympics seem to be here to stay. All season long I follow the Red Wings so why when the Olympics come along would I support a team packed with NHL players that play AGAINST my Red Wings? I wanted Russia to win because I love Pavel Datsyuk. Now I’ll cheer on Sweden who have 5 Wings on their roster.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 8:29:30 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: C19fan

Word is Vlad personally picked the coach. He is surely on the hook for this.

Russia by far played their best game against the US. They really struggled against inferior teams like Slovakia and Norway. Norway particularly stunned me because they are, aside from Mats Zuccarello, a beer league team. Russia just could not score. Maybe that loss to us just took all the wind out of their sails.

Once again Alexander Ovechkin was absolutely M.I.A.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 8:30:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I googled the Russian coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov. He coached and played for HC Dynamo Moscow. The club was sponsored by the KGB. No wonder Vlad picked him.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 8:33:32 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

He was also on the losing team in that 1980 Miracle on Ice game, and went on to be an assistant coach for 4 NHL teams.

Probably why Vlad picked him. Some combo of revenge for 1980 and a guy who should know the NHL quite intimately.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 8:36:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator
Somebody’s going to Siberia.

As long as it's not Ovechkin - the Caps need him back!

22 posted on 02/19/2014 9:18:45 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: C19fan

USA versus Czech Republic later today?


23 posted on 02/19/2014 9:19:47 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Did anyone see the late night Bob Costos interview with a blond and a guy in a FAIL spotted jacket? Who was that guy?


24 posted on 02/19/2014 9:36:08 AM PST by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: dfwgator

Not according to the Olympic rules!!


25 posted on 02/19/2014 9:40:49 AM PST by ontap
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To: IM2MAD

No, but I did see them interview 79 year old Vladimir Posner about their loss to the US.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 9:46:27 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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I recall hearing an interview with the the head of the Russian Hockey Federation.

He said, "When I was growing up, there were three horror films I saw from the West; A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday The 13th and Miracle On Ice."

27 posted on 02/19/2014 9:48:29 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: C19fan

28 posted on 02/19/2014 10:02:41 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: heylady

Latvia has ONE NHL player.

They almost pulled a Herb Brooks on us all.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 11:14:06 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: dfwgator

“It was kind of tainted as well, as the Russians should have been awarded that goal. Maybe the US comes back anyway, but we’ll never know.”

“Tainted” because the olympic officials actually complied with the rules? That’s ironic.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 11:48:34 AM PST by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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