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United States vs. Canada Noon ET (Semi final Live thread)
Hockey's Future ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | hfboards

Posted on 02/21/2014 9:16:51 AM PST by Eurotwit

Rematch of the epic gold medal game from Vancouver.

Winner will face Sweden in the gold medal game.

Let's hope the USA can get its revenge.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: hockey; olympics; sochi
USA, USA, USA!
1 posted on 02/21/2014 9:16:51 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit; Squawk 8888

CRUSH THOSE CANUCKS!


2 posted on 02/21/2014 9:21:12 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Eurotwit

Hope they can hold a lead (if they get one) better than the women did yesterday.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 9:24:21 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Been a crazy game so far. The two best teams in the tournament.

Would like to see the NHL experience with big ice.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 9:32:14 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

The losing country has to keep Bieber...go USA!!


5 posted on 02/21/2014 9:38:40 AM PST by Texican72
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To: Texican72
The losing country has to keep Bieber...go USA!!

There will be blood, on the ice!

6 posted on 02/21/2014 9:40:47 AM PST by catbertz
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To: Texican72

Bars are already banning Canadian beers. Bars are going jam packed for this from the east coast.

BREAKING: We will NOT sell Canadian beer during tomorrow’s hockey game between #USAHockey and Canada. #Olympics2014 pic.twitter.com/V3dQ4N83Tb
11:58am - 20 Feb 14

https://mobile.twitter.com/AmherstAl...90711711227904

Apparently the Canadians have responded that they are glad US bars are keeping their customers sober... :)

Fantastic first period.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 9:47:01 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

8 posted on 02/21/2014 9:48:30 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

good game thus far


9 posted on 02/21/2014 9:50:27 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Texican72
The losing country has to keep Bieber...go USA!!


10 posted on 02/21/2014 9:50:48 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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11 posted on 02/21/2014 9:53:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Score- Canada

DAMN!


12 posted on 02/21/2014 9:55:50 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Eurotwit; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

13 posted on 02/21/2014 10:08:05 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Eurotwit

14 posted on 02/21/2014 10:21:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eurotwit

Dangit!!!


15 posted on 02/21/2014 10:22:19 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eurotwit

If the U.S. were Russia, Olympians from other countries wouldn’t be allowed to come here to practice or play. Not that I’m advocating it at all (it’s a real testament to who we are), but that would put a real hurt on many athletes, including 17 of Russia’s hockey team and all of Canada’s.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 10:23:04 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: jda

I did notice that many of the absolute best prep school programs for sports, including hockey is in the US. Even Sidney Crosby went to one of them in Minnesota I believe.

One period to go, one goal....

Need better US powerplay.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 10:30:32 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

18 posted on 02/21/2014 10:36:21 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Eurotwit
Based on the relentless pressure from the Canadians so far, I think the US is toast.

Their only hope is to do what the Bruins did last season when they were in this kind of a game...get physical. Play the body.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 10:37:17 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: Squawk 8888
Stat's through 2 periods.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 10:42:24 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: Bloody Sam Roberts

Well....s**t.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:48 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

USA Hockey...

All Swedish, no Finnish.

Oh well, hopefully a Bronze.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 11:13:02 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Eurotwit

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
http://ssmhockey.org/

Chart: Shattuck-St. Mary’s alumni at Olympics
http://www.startribune.com/sports/246267041.html
Amanda Kessel 2006-10 Minnesota USA women

Jocelyne Lamoureux 2004-08 North Dakota USA women

Monique Lamoureux 2004-08 North Dakota USA women

Sidney Crosby 2002-03 Penguins Canada men

Zach Parise 1998-2002 Devils/Wild USA men

Derek Stepan 2004-08 Rangers USA men

US lost :(


23 posted on 02/21/2014 11:24:52 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Fantastic game..as was the women's game yesterday.

Anyone else notice how great is is to watch a hockey game in just about 2 hours..no endless stoppages for commercials...it's a totally different game.

24 posted on 02/21/2014 11:32:20 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Eurotwit

Well done, Canada! One more game, finish the Swedes and bring back the gold where it belongs!


25 posted on 02/21/2014 11:53:01 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: ken5050

I’m happy, Jamie Benn got the goal.

Go Stars!


26 posted on 02/21/2014 11:53:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Texican72

We’ll take the gold, you keep the beeber!


27 posted on 02/21/2014 11:54:38 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

But you’re still stuck with Bryan Adams.


28 posted on 02/21/2014 11:57:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eurotwit

After the selection committee decided to build an NHL team for an international rink they were toast. Callahan and Brown instead of Okposo and Ryan. The 2 guys in had zero shots. I blame management all the way through.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 12:06:14 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: dfwgator

Who is this Bryan Adams of whom you speak? I haven’t heared of him for many years. Being of a certain age, he probably spends six months of the year in a warm climate, something Canada lacks in the winter. My guess is that those six months are likely in North America but south of the 49th parallel. Your ‘gain’ for those six months.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 12:08:36 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Now why did the US get Canada in the Semis?


31 posted on 02/21/2014 12:19:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eurotwit

I’ve been told i wasn’t plain spoken enough. I rooted for Canada. I cannot tolerate the thought of Poile, Burke or Holmgren involved with the team getting any sort of medal after the absolutely ignorant way they went about building this team. Only by not medaling can i even hope they’re never again involved in USA hockey.
Go Finland in the Bronze.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 12:25:01 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: dfwgator

No idea. As I cancelled cable last year, I’ve not seen much of the Olympics on the internet. Personally, I would have preferred a gold medal game between Canada and the US, like the women’s hockey.

Surprisingly, the Great Britain won the ice hockey gold medal in 1936!


33 posted on 02/21/2014 12:42:08 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

And we’re also stuck with Celine Dion playing Vegas.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 1:06:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Good news for Canada is that you get Jim Carey!

He used to be funny but for the last 15-20 years, I find his 'schtick' to be stupid rather than funny. He wasn't bad doing stand-up comedy but in a TV skit or movie, I don't find him funny at all. Or, I could just be getting old!
35 posted on 02/21/2014 1:13:43 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: wiggen
That's a good point.

Actually, this brings up another point that hasn't gotten a lot of attention in these Olympics except for some interesting commentary about the Russians. These Olympic teams aren't really teams at all, and I think it has showed a lot in these particular Olympics. When the U.S. won the gold medal in hockey back in 1980, the team had begun training and practicing in June of 1979 -- nine months earlier. They then went on a long tour of exhibition games against mostly AHL and European teams, starting in September 1979.

I think some of the low-scoring games in this tournament reflect an inherent weakness of a selection process that basically cobbles a team together just a few weeks before the Olympics and doesn't allow the players to develop any chemistry at all.

36 posted on 02/21/2014 5:36:02 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: dfwgator

The teams were placed in a tournament bracket for the quarterfinal round based on how they finished in the preliminary round. The U.S. was seeded #2 and Canada #3, so they ended up on the same “half” of the tournament bracket — opposite the Sweden (#1) and Finland (#4) side.


37 posted on 02/21/2014 5:37:44 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: dfwgator

Some years ago now Adams moved to England and has based his career there since.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 6:16:43 PM PST by xp38
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To: Alberta's Child
These Olympic teams aren't really teams at all,

Bingo !! NO pros in the Olympics. Period.

39 posted on 02/21/2014 6:24:45 PM PST by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Some teams in hockey have a great many players who have played on national teams together. As to your 1980 point that Russian national team had been together even longer than team USA by several years.
I just have an issue with a selection committee picking players on prior merit, aged merit if you will, for an event 6 months in the future without caring who played how well in the 4 months of season before the selection had to be in. If it’s a meaningless all star game that comes around once a year and someone gets in on rep and a better player has to wait a year its not the end of the world. This was to represent the nation in an event that occurs every 4 years. They didn’t have the luxury to make lazy picks. They did however and the laziest picks were the weakest links.


40 posted on 02/21/2014 11:49:27 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

Are watching the USA-Finland bronze medal game now?


41 posted on 02/22/2014 9:04:01 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: wiggen

Congratz to Finland.

I guess team USA gave up after the Canada loss.

Been following Rangers this season because of Zuke. Callahan has sucked it up all year, so has Callahan. So has Stepan. McTruck has been good though.


42 posted on 02/22/2014 9:19:55 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit
The U.S. men's hockey team sure looked baffling in these Olympics. They looked like the team to beat after the preliminary round, then went down in two straight shutouts in the medal round. As I watched them play this time around I thought they were better suited to a 2010 Olympic tournament that was played on a smaller rink with NHL dimensions.

Was there a more disappointing player than Patrick Kane in these Olympics? He now holds an unusual Olympic record: He's the only player in history ever to be awarded two penalty shots. He had them both in one game today -- and he failed to convert on either one of them. Then he took that lazy penalty early in the third period when the game was still 2-0, and Finland scored that third goal to effectively put the game out of reach.

43 posted on 02/22/2014 10:41:45 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Absolutely gutless by the US.

The good news is that they were done in by a couple of Dallas Stars, Jamie Benn and Kari Lehtonen.


44 posted on 02/22/2014 10:43:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eurotwit

I’m an Islander fan. I have great respect for Cally but he and Brown were not only not useful to this style of play the fact that they cant do much in the O zone from a creative standpoint hurt team USA.
The way too early decision to pick an NHL style team, they, Polile, Burke and Holmgren admitted they decided in June before they even had the Olympic camp, was as bonehead a decision as there ever was.


45 posted on 02/22/2014 11:15:35 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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