Olympics, Summer

Will Canada Get What They Must Have? [USA/Canada Gold Medal Live Thread]

2/28/10 in Olympics, Summer   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Sorry for the late start, so I'll make it quick. Team USA are the surprise of the Olympic hockey tournament. Team Canada are the favorites, but dealing with the pressure of an entire nation. Canada will also be looking for revenge on Team USA after last week's upset.

Everyone knows the stakes. Q it up here with the final and most anticipated event of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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3/2/10   |  

redsox1002003 wrote:
 terrence and phillip approve of the win

(Edited by Chief_aka_James)

This sh** Is funney

3/1/10   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

wrote:
Stop bitching

Stop being one yourself 1st

as for the game - im not a hockey fan, however i watched it over my NASCAR race and was glad I did - was an amazing game to be sure. grats to both sides on a hell of a hard fough game. Crosby is amazing.

3/1/10   |     |   1258 respect

what a way to end the games. Canada got what they wanted the most, and team USA, gave them everything they could handle. what a great game.

3/1/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Fair enough to both. 

3/1/10   |     |   27 respect

I don't think it is a physical rest they needed as much as just a day or two to come down from the emotions and recharge from having represented their countries, which for many was the culmination of dreams.

By the way, outside of the US and Canadian players, players DID get at least 1 day.

Furthermore, Detroit versus Colorado is the only game on Monday, thankfully-   I think the very small handful of players affected by Sunday's game will be able to physically play, and being some of the best of the best, I imagine they will perform at a fairly high level still.

I would have been in favor of waiting until Tuesday, but I will not spend much time worrying about it.   I mostly spoke up just to mention it was not an "out of shape" issue as much as a emotional drain/letdown/whiplash/etc. question.

2/28/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 true, but its gonna take a day or so to remember their team's playbook, and forget the olympic playbook

2/28/10   |   Debi_L   |   11790 respect

As a Canadian, that comment is extremely embarrassing.  WTG. 

To the rest of my American fans, please believe me when I extend my sincere congratulations.  It was an incredible game, well played by both teams, and either team could easily have won the match.  No shame on either side, and no need for gloating.

2/28/10   |     |   31 respect

Stop bitching

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

wrote:
Damn that was cool. I'm gonna have to pick an NHL team to watch now.

Go with the Penguins, you can't go wrong there.

2/28/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

wrote:
I highly recommend the Ducks!

 me too

2/28/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 terrence and phillip approve of the win

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

ML31 wrote:
Well, geographically, Clayton is closest to Dallas....  But I humbly recommend the Sharks! 

I highly recommend the Ducks!

2/28/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 couple thoughts.
1. this game may have resparked the interest of hockey in the usa
2. crosby will supplant gretzky as the greatest canadien hockey player ever
3. a silver is nothing to sneeze at for the usa, they werent even predicted to medal by sports illustrated




2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

wrote:
Damn that was cool. I'm gonna have to pick an NHL team to watch now.

Well, geographically, Clayton is closest to Dallas....  But I humbly recommend the Sharks! 

2/28/10   |   Debi_L   |   11790 respect

 a HUGE Congratulations to the US team, this was one HELL of a game, one of the best of the best we have seen all week long.  Olympic hockey at its very best.
Oh Yeah, and I am PROUD to be Canadian.

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

WOW look sportsmanship nobody shoving anything down anyone's face.

2/28/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 can we get a suicide watch for ryan miller. ive never seen him this down before

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

(Edited by Chief_aka_James)

S H * T!   Congrats to Team Canada and their Fans!

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Crosby scores game over, he!! of a game. Congratulations Canada.

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Congrats to the Canadians.  They earned it.

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

At least it wasn't a shootout.

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The one time I did NOT want Sidney Crosby to score a goal, S***!

2/28/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 canada wins....

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Well...  Too bad.

2/28/10   |   nortonsfury

Im gonna have a heart attack

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Langenbrunner looked tired...

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

ML31 wrote:
I would think the 4 on 4 would favor the Canadians.

The OVERALL Teams favor the Canadians as well as playing on home ice!  But, what has that mattered so far in these Olympics when they've faced the overmatched American team?

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

I would think the 4 on 4 would favor the Canadians.

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

wrote:
Damn this is about as much fun to watch as Brett Favre getting dismantled in the NFC championship.

No this is far better, with Bret you always know the outcome, INT game over.

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

O.K.; and...... ? 

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

So much for that HUGE 2-0 lead that Team Canada had-  WHOO HOOO!    Come on Boys- bring home the GOLD!

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

I think someone earlier called this a "helluva" hockey game.

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

But he didn't and it DID happen- LOL!     U S A   U S A   U S A 

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

(Edited by ML31)

Now I just hope it doesn't go to a shootout.  That's a sucky way to win a gold.

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

Parise SSSSSSCCCCCCCOOOOOOORRRRRREEEEEEESSSSSSSS!   Eat that Luongo!  Time for OT baby!

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

(Edited by kramer)

PARISE TIES THE GAME!

*Dear Zach, tomorrow I will go back to hating your stinkin' guts, but today you're my hero.*

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Tied up 2-2

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

This is good stuff....

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Miller to the bench, buckle up!

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

That could have been a trip....

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

So when will Miller get pulled?

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Three Canadians back. 

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Honestly, no matter who wins this, it is one helluva hockey game!

That is is.

2/28/10   |   Debi_L   |   11790 respect

Honestly, no matter who wins this, it is one helluva hockey game!

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

So your saying there is a difference?

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

wrote:
perhaps synchronized swimming?

That works much better...

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Joe_L wrote:
It's a contact trash talking sport. If there skin is that soft, I hear water polo is making a strong come back.

Water polo is rougher than you think.  There is a ton of elbows, kicks, punches and what not.  And no pads whatsoever.  All while trying to stay above water....

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

(Edited by Joe_L)

It's a contact trash talking sport. If there skin is that soft, I hear water polo is making a strong come back.

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Oh that would be SO much better, and so classy of Luongo.  You're saying Kessler is being a jerk, but you're not being any better.

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Real classy, considering everyone else in here is talking trash also.

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Ens of second  2-1 Canada

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Almost...  Keep playing like that....

2/28/10   |     |   3832 respect

Way to go K A N E!   2-1 now- lookin much better......

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

wrote:
Unfrikkinbelievable....

It is snowing so hard here that the satellite feed is gone.  No TV

That sucks, the number one reason I have cable and not satellite.

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Kessler never touched that puck, Luongo bobbled it and it went into the net.

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

SCORE!  Luongo goofed there.

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

2-1 Canada, Kane with the long shot.

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Back in this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I bet team Canada is wishing they would've started Luongo in the first game against the Americans.

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Well..  That's not good.

Our only hope is they let up a bit like they did against Slovakia late.

2/28/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Eric_ wrote:
I'm pretty sure that wasn't meant to be taken literally.

I don't think anyone else did take it literally.

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

2-0 Canada

2/28/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Hockey is a contact sport there was time still on the clock, hence NOT a cheap shot.

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Come on USA...  Play your game and the score will come....

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Eric_ wrote:
I'm pretty sure that wasn't meant to be taken literally.

Well, the USA "MUST" win this game just as much as Canada.  I'm getting kind of tired hearing how Canada HAS to win.

Early on, I was actually thinking it would be cool if Canada won gold, but not now.  And not because they are playing the USA.  Because I'm sick of the idea that the gold is a Canadian birthright.

2/28/10   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

ML31 wrote:
Why does Canada HAVE to win gold?  Will they lose their autonomy from Britain if they lose?  Who says they HAVE to have gold?  They didn't even medal in Torino four years ago.  The world kept spinning....

I'm pretty sure that wasn't meant to be taken literally.

2/28/10   |   ML31   |   3672 respect

Why does Canada HAVE to win gold?  Will they lose their autonomy from Britain if they lose?  Who says they HAVE to have gold?  They didn't even medal in Torino four years ago.  The world kept spinning....

2/28/10   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Now we'll finally see how Team USA performs while trailing.