Skip to comments.Winter Olympics: Germany Stun Defending Champions Canada to Face OAR in Men's Ice Hockey Final
Posted on 02/23/2018 1:48:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
Germany reached the men's ice hockey final at the Winter Olympics for the first time by beating defending champions Canada in the semi-finals.
The 10th-seeded Germans won 4-3 at Gangneung Hockey Centre despite Canada fighting back from 4-1 down at the start of the third period.
Germany will face the Olympic athletes from Russia (OAR) in Sunday's final.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
It appears snowflake Trudeau has weakened Canada’s winter Olympics prowess.
Stun a bunch of also ran players some of whom didn’t even make it in the NHL? Right.
Wtf mind if BS is oar? I me paid attention to the games but this sounds like some BS.
Can I field a team called FR athletes?
OAR is Russia. But Russia is being punished for cheating, so they can’t play as Russia.
A day ago, Canada’s women’s hockey was bitterly disappointed to win “only” win silver, and now their men’s hockey team can do no better than bronze.
Also, no medals for Canada in mens or womens curling, which is largely considered “their “ sport.
Wunder auf Eis!
Is it Canada vs. Czech Republic for bronze, or do they both get a bronze medal?
Winner takes the bronze.
Exactly stupid crap. Countries are represented.. How do they approve oar in Olympics?
As said in prior thread, I have a soft spot for Russian hockey and the historic Soviet hockey team led by led by Slava Fetisov even though they were before my time...
But I feel that there should be no “OAR” - that individuals (like figure skaters who did not participate in Sochi) should be allowed, but have competed under their own names — not the umbrella of this “OAR” nonsense.
Alas: Putin and the head of the IOC are good friends. So no outright ban was ever in the works to begin with.
I feel that an outright ban on athletes appearing as a team for a group-sport like hockey would have been warranted and fair though.
Not only does Russia have professional “KHL” players (which is fine) - but also a former NHL player who was sent back to Russia due to charges of domestic violence: choking/beating his wife. :(
Yes another “collusion” story but not a conspiracy here: A ban for Russia was never in the cards.
“IOC president has sports, personal links to Russia”
One of the greatest hockey games ever was the Red Army team versus The Broad Street Bullies in 1976.
“It appears snowflake Trudeau has weakened Canadas winter Olympics prowess.”
As much as I dislike Trudeau, the truth is that the NHL is the culprit here.
How about one-on-one hockey?
There was a famous Canadian hockey player named Oar. Orr was it something else?
I didn't know Germany's and Russia's men's hockey teams had NHL players. Doesn't Canada have them?
“Doesn’t Canada have them?”
Not on their Olympic team. The NHL refused to adjust their schedule to allow players to join their respective national teams. The Canadians are competing without their best players.
The Germans vs. the Russians in the final will be a slugfest, but not quite as “expressive” as the slugfest of 1941 - 1945.
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