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Who's Ready For Some Hockey? [Winter Olympics Live Thread]

2/21/10 in Olympics, Summerr   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

All right, it's about time for some sweet Olympic hockey. Canada versus USA. The winner will be lauded with praise. The loser will be booed until my throat is sore.

Just so you all know, the Canada vs. USA game is on MSNBC for some reason (7pm EST) even though it's billed on NBC's web site as "the most anticipated game of the tournament so far." NBC elected to have the Czech Republic vs. Russia on NBC instead. Why? Because they're f****** idiots. But then you knew that already.

As for what's kicking "the most anticipated game of the tournament so far" to MSNBC this evening, the answer is ice dancing! Also, men's super-G, men's ski cross, women's Speed Skating and Bobsled. And while you may be pissed that ice dancing - not even real figure skating - is kicking aside hockey, at least know that one of the ice dancers you'll be watching tonight (Tanith Belbin) is freaking hot. And she's Canadian-American! So she appeals to everyone...except for Canadians because she competes for the USA.

All right, feel free to chat up everything here, even the 10-hour delayed stuff.
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2/22/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Why are the brackets locked?  Shouldn't the #1 seed overall play the lowest seeded winner of Tuesday's games?  Whoever it may be?

2/22/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

USA with the #1 seed, whodathunkit?!

2/22/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

So...what's happened to Finland's deadly power play?

2/21/10   |   billywa   |   658 respect

(Edited by billywa)

Why won't NBC give us that?  Did you notice the reduction in commercials and TV timeouts during the periods?  For what they paid for the Olympics NBC seemingly has to run 30 minutes of commercials an hour (and it appears, that's what they do) so that's why the big hockey games are gonna wind up on their satellite networks.  That policy may change in the medal round, but for the prelims, look for it on CNBC, MSNBC, or USA with few or no commercials...

2/21/10   |   adkbabe   |   141 respect

 This is what Hockey and the Olympics are all about!! Way to go USA!! Why NBC won't give us Live Events like that I can't figure out. It was Awesome that Bode Miller won the Gold, but we already knew that.

2/21/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24020 respect

good programming call by NBC that was a hell of a game to follow up a fun matinee.. hopefully Sweden-Finland makes it 3 for 3

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Well...  I hope we don't have to play Canada again.  I don't think we can beat them TWICE.  And if we do play them again, it will be in a game that REALLY counts.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

And to think...  All this build up when the teams were really playing for one day of rest.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Lizzo wrote:
Hey, what was the final scoop on Miller's helmet? I saw he got to keep the rings on the front, but there were a couple of other issues. Did he have to modify the artwork?

I heard his helmet was OK'd.

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

SportzStar wrote:

Try making your pic bigger

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

I turn on plain old NBC and have to a) watch ice dancing and b) listen to country music for their routine.  I'll be back a little later, I'm going to go slit my wrists.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Lizzo wrote:
Hey, what was the final scoop on Miller's helmet? I saw he got to keep the rings on the front, but there were a couple of other issues. Did he have to modify the artwork?

He had to paint over "Miller Time," but I'm pretty sure that was it.  They allowed him to keep "Matt Man," and rightfully so.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

CutterTML wrote:
OK, but don't get too cocky, someone will dethrone the States, hope its Sweden or Russia if we can't beat them Wednesday only if we beat Germany.

Who's getting cocky?

2/21/10   |   Lizzo   |   324 respect

ML31 wrote:
Great job by Miller.  Great job.

Hey, what was the final scoop on Miller's helmet? I saw he got to keep the rings on the front, but there were a couple of other issues. Did he have to modify the artwork?

2/21/10   |   Lizzo   |   324 respect

ML31 wrote:
Guess the reply no longer applies.

I switched over to watch the game and just now came back. As I was explaining to Kramer I was being a smart ass. And thanks for the news flash about having internet. Duh! Sorry my sarcasm was over your head. Watching on the net sucks compared to watching in HD. NBC sucks.

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

billywa wrote:
 I reserve the right to use this as a headline if Canada doesn't win the gold but, as I'm currently bursting with jingoistic pride (and with all due respect to all my Canadian friends), let me just post what may appear in newspapers across Canada on Monday:

"BLOW, CANADA!"

And your a writer on here? Don`t give up your day job!

2/21/10   |   CutterTML   |   16 respect

kramer wrote:
42 saves for Miller, that's awesome!

OK, but don't get too cocky, someone will dethrone the States, hope its Sweden or Russia if we can't beat them Wednesday only if we beat Germany.

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

What a great game! And to think some didn't even give the USA a chance.

2/21/10   |   Lizzo   |   324 respect

kramer wrote:
Umm, that was just his prediction.  The game is on right now on MSNBC.

I know it was. I was being a smart ass and obviously not doing it well!.  Watching on the net is not the same as watching it HD. At least we won.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Crosby and Iginla worked pretty darn well together when Iginla had that HT.  If I were Babcock, I'd keep that Crosby, Nash, Iginla line intact.

2/21/10   |   SportzStar   |   102 respect

2/21/10   |   Scott   |   49416 respect

WOW, just WOW.  That was some of the best, intense and most spirited hockey I've seen in a long time.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

42 saves for Miller, that's awesome!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Great job by Miller.  Great job.

2/21/10   |   billywa   |   658 respect

 I reserve the right to use this as a headline if Canada doesn't win the gold but, as I'm currently bursting with jingoistic pride (and with all due respect to all my Canadian friends), let me just post what may appear in newspapers across Canada on Monday:

"BLOW, CANADA!"

2/21/10   |   junebugracingred   |   5055 respect

Heck of a game.  WE WON!!  Crosby is usually my guy to root for since I'm Penguin fan but he is playing for the wrong country!  LOL  

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

For you Canadian fans....  The USA lost in the prelims of the Jr tournament and came back to win the entire tourny.  So you are certainly not out of this by any means.

2/21/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4802 respect

USA USA USA USA...way to go boys, now let's go for the Gold.!!!!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

This would have been a lot bigger if only the group winner advanced.

2/21/10   |   nortonsfury   |   130 respect

An empty netter

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Looks like USA wins the group.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Kessler scores the empty netter!  USA! USA! USA!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Empty netter!!!!

2/21/10   |   nortonsfury   |   130 respect

What a series that was

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Marty DOES get pulled.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

It's about time!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Since both teams are advancing...  Will Canada pull Brodour?

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Well isn't this interesting...

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Rut-roh, Crosby scores.

2/21/10   |   nortonsfury   |   130 respect

ML31 wrote:
Preaching to the choir.

Jeff Zucker and Dick Ebersol should be hung.  Ryan Miller is amazing in any definition though.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Thanks, please keep me updated...I'm watching Undercover Boss on CBS, and I keep going to NBC for u[dates, but they keep showing repeats of today's skiing.

That's because the game is on MSNBC.

2/21/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4802 respect

kramer wrote:
4-2 USA leads, 9:11 to play in the 3rd.

Thanks, please keep me updated...I'm watching Undercover Boss on CBS, and I keep going to NBC for u[dates, but they keep showing repeats of today's skiing.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

nortonsfury wrote:
Its ridiculous.  Of all the networks they own.  MSNBC was the top choice?  What's on USA tonight?  A Law and Order SVU marathon?  Come on now. 

Preaching to the choir.

2/21/10   |   nortonsfury   |   130 respect

We better not. 

2/21/10   |   nortonsfury   |   130 respect

ML31 wrote:
I whined about that earlier.  The ONE cable channel they are using to supplement their coverage that does not have an HD side is the one they put the biggest game of the preliminaries on.

Dorks.

Its ridiculous.  Of all the networks they own.  MSNBC was the top choice?  What's on USA tonight?  A Law and Order SVU marathon?  Come on now. 

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Hey guys, can someone tell me the score, and how much time left.?

4-2 USA leads, 9:11 to play in the 3rd.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Huge penalty kill here for the Americans.

2/21/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4802 respect

Hey guys, can someone tell me the score, and how much time left.?

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

10 minutes left...  Will we give up the 2 goal lead?  The Jrs did in their preliminary game.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Holly crap!!!!  How could they miss?

2/21/10   |   junebugracingred   |   5055 respect

YYEAH we scored again!!!  GO USA!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Woo hoo!!!!!!


USA!!!  USA!!!  USA!!!  USA!!!

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

(Edited by kramer)

Went off Langenbrunner's skate, no HT for Brian Rafalski, but a 2-goal lead for the Americans!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

(Edited by ML31)

Guess the reply no longer applies.

2/21/10   |   Lizzo   |   324 respect

(Edited by Lizzo)

Oops.I hate when my fingers don't work.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Pens teammates all over each other there, Crosby high-sticked Orpik.

2/21/10   |   sweetlonely18   |   2 respect

yes miller is a good one oh i love watching this games.....

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

I still feel Canada is going to come storming back here in the 3rd.  As much as I am rooting for it not to.

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

ML31 wrote:
Would you like some cheese with your whine?

for my Southern friends

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

(Edited by kramer)

Then to cap it off, Chris Pronger tripped and fell over top of BOTH of them!  OY Canada!

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

kramer wrote:
I think they've allowed BOTH teams to get away with some stuff tonight.  Neidermeyer should get a penalty for grabbing Johnson and ramming him into the boards after the whistle blew, but he most likely won't.

U.S. was cliching and grabbing the whole 2nd period. LOL...that was a GREAT hit Canada put on Canada!

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Doc Emrick is starting to drool over Marty Brodeur a little more, gag me.  Can you quit being such a damn homer and actually call the 3rd period without any New Jersey bias, Doc?

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Would you like some cheese with your whine?

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

I think they've allowed BOTH teams to get away with some stuff tonight.  Neidermeyer should get a penalty for grabbing Johnson and ramming him into the boards after the whistle blew, but he most likely won't.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

I saw a replay which showed Chris Pronger backing into Backes, who had nowhere to go but into Brodeur.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Wow, some incredible chances on both ends!

2/21/10   |   junebugracingred   |   5055 respect

USA just scores and the crowd just boo's.  Shame on them!

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Drury!  3-2 USA!  Brodeur was dead on that one.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

(Edited by kramer)

Well that was stupid with Perry and Staal.  You guys might want to pay attention a little more.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Never knew about that rule, so it's like the 3-second rule in basketball.

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Heatley ties it, no surprise there.

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

kramer wrote:
On the other hand, you probably didn't think the great Martin Brodeur would have allowed 2 goals on only 6 shots.

I did....I would have gone with Luongo.....oh well.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

On the other hand, you probably didn't think the great Martin Brodeur would have allowed 2 goals on only 6 shots.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

simpletim19 wrote:
Dont forget Young

I guess Young would have to be 1 of the 2 defensemen.

2/21/10   |   simpletim19   |   35 respect

kramer wrote:
Mike Babcock, PLEASE go find a Canadian with the last name Stills and get him on that line with Sidney Crosby and Rick Nash.  I don't care if he completely sucks, it would just be THE greatest hockey line EVAR!

Dont forget Young

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

As long as he stops them all...  I have no problem with it. 

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

Doesn't matter if he continues to play the way he is now and the US continues to score 2 goals on every 6 shots.

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

kteacher wrote:
Is it me, or do you all sense a real "Canadian Love" thing going on with the guys calling the game? But I guess things could be worse....Brian Hayward could be color commentating.

You talking about Pierre McGuire LOL? I really wish NBC would give this guy a HUGE contract and get him outta this side of the border!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Nice start.  US...  Don't let up.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

kteacher wrote:
Is it me, or do you all sense a real "Canadian Love" thing going on with the guys calling the game? But I guess things could be worse....Brian Hayward could be color commentating.

What I'm noticing is that the NJ play-by-play announcer is going ga-ga over the Devils players on both teams every chance he gets, and it's kinda sickening.

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

Is it me, or do you all sense a real "Canadian Love" thing going on with the guys calling the game? But I guess things could be worse....Brian Hayward could be color commentating.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Mike Babcock, PLEASE go find a Canadian with the last name Stills and get him on that line with Sidney Crosby and Rick Nash.  I don't care if he completely sucks, it would just be THE greatest hockey line EVAR!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

The US has really seemed to raise their game this evening.  Can we keep it up?  Hope so....

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Lots of pushing and shoving...  But no one is going to throw a punch in THIS tournament.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

(Edited by ML31)

At least Pavs is having a good tournament for US. 

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

BRODEUR SUCKS!

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

ML31 wrote:
It feels funny rooting AGAINST Marleau, Thronton, Heatly and Boyle.

Not to me! Go Brownie and JMFJ!

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Okay, being he plays for Detroit I can't like the guy any other time, but right now I  Brian Rafalski.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Rafalski is really coming through.

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

2-1 whoo hoo!

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Rafalski does it again, 2-1 USA!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Just like that!!!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Wow!!!!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Only a matter of time it seemed.... 

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Damn, Eric Staal ties it.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Canada looked a lot better on their power play than the Americans did, but neither team could score with the man advantage.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

It feels funny rooting AGAINST Marleau, Thronton, Heatly and Boyle.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Lizzo wrote:
Wish we could have watched!

Umm, that was just his prediction.  The game is on right now on MSNBC.

2/21/10   |   Lizzo   |   324 respect

Wish we could have watched!

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Well that power play went nowhere for the US.

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

ML31 wrote:
If Miller falls, I think Thomas is the 2nd guy.  Quick is the emergency goalie.

when he was first chosen that was the thought, but now----I don't think so. Quick is dressed as the back up. (as it should be, since he's played much better this season than Thomas )

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Getzlaf didn't know when to stop and tried to bowl over Miller and another US player together.

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Dang, almost a 2-0 lead there.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

It's early yet.

In the World Jrs earlier the USA had two goal leads late they gave up.

We shall see...

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

USA gets on the board first!

2/21/10   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

WOOOOOHOOOOO! USA! 1-0

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

We're underway!  I'm interested to see what Doc Emrick does with his bias.  Will he actually put his love for Brodeur aside for one game?

2/21/10   |   hockey54   |   4707 respect

Lets get ready to RUMBLE!!!!! GO CANADA!!!!!!

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

nortonsfury wrote:
I'd like to thank nbc for giving me hockey on a news channel that is not available in HD and for giving me stupid speed skating in hd. 

I whined about that earlier.  The ONE cable channel they are using to supplement their coverage that does not have an HD side is the one they put the biggest game of the preliminaries on.

Dorks.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

kteacher wrote:
AND I can't wait to see the American team beat Canada----Imagine that. (I just hope Doughty doesn't get hurt.)

Oh...and Kramer-----if Miller shows he's not ready for the game, i hope Wilson doesn't hesitate to put in Jonathan Quick-----Crosby didn't score against him.

If Miller falls, I think Thomas is the 2nd guy.  Quick is the emergency goalie.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Watching it now, kind of a different look compared to "Miracle", which I watched this morning.

I have to wait until 5:30 to see it.

But then, I don't want to tune out of the USA game.

F-ing NBC.

2/21/10   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Once again a Dutch skater wins the 1500 meters by being the only skater not to fade big in the final lap.

2/21/10   |   nortonsfury   |   130 respect

I'd like to thank nbc for giving me hockey on a news channel that is not available in HD and for giving me stupid speed skating in hd. 

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

I'm sure they will. By the way, I've seen the hit.....stupid ----YES, but the worst ever-----NOT even close. But Jack loves the boos so bring them on.

2/21/10   |   kteacher   |   33969 respect

AND I can't wait to see the American team beat Canada----Imagine that. (I just hope Doughty doesn't get hurt.)

Oh...and Kramer-----if Miller shows he's not ready for the game, i hope Wilson doesn't hesitate to put in Jonathan Quick-----Crosby didn't score against him.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

US with an easy shot at two, possibly three - and a f-up costs them one instead. Now down 3-1.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

GBR picks up two, after 5, it's 2-1 GBR.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

Couple of blank ends when Great Britain has the hammer, still 1-0 US going to the 5th.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

ML31 wrote:
Great work NBC.  Delay the 1980 Miracle on Ice retrospective so it airs OPPOSITE the LIVE USA - Canada game.

That's great planning.  Once again, NBC drops ball, coughs up the puck..  whatever you want to call it.

Watching it now, kind of a different look compared to "Miracle", which I watched this morning.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

US gets just one in the 2nd.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

Great work NBC.  Delay the 1980 Miracle on Ice retrospective so it airs OPPOSITE the LIVE USA - Canada game.

That's great planning.  Once again, NBC drops ball, coughs up the puck..  whatever you want to call it.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

US and GBR blank the first end, US still with the hammer going to the 2nd end.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Because I don't have cable, I won't be able to see the game. If anyone knows if it's available on-line, I would appreciate it.

It is available on line.  Go to NBC's Olympic web site .  They will list various photos and videos available.  Hit the link for the live game feed.

I would be interested to know if you, without cable can get it.  When I do it, it asks me for what cable/satellite service I have.  But I have to think it would be available to those with no cable.

2/21/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4802 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Keep a close eye at the hockey section online, they're showing the Czech/Russia game online, it doesn't show right now if the US/Canada game will be available, but I'm guessing it will.

Thanks. The Czech's just made it 3-2. This has been a pretty good game. The Russians have a lot of firepower, and Nabokov has been good in net.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

Ovi with a MONSTER hit, and Malkin scores 5 seconds later.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Because I don't have cable, I won't be able to see the game. If anyone knows if it's available on-line, I would appreciate it.

Keep a close eye at the hockey section online, they're showing the Czech/Russia game online, it doesn't show right now if the US/Canada game will be available, but I'm guessing it will.

2/21/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4802 respect

ML31 wrote:
More NBC bashing....  They are showing the Russia - Czech game.  But it will be THREE HOURS OLD to a major part of the country!!!!  When the USA-Canada game begins on MSNBC, on the West Coast and in the MT time zone, the game will STILL BE GOING ON!!!!!  

When I turn on the US-Canada game, they will be giving a score of a game that is currently not finished to 1/2 the country!!

And then...  There is the fact that MSNBC is not available in HD.  Which is another head scratcher for why the game is there and not on C-NBC or USA ...  Which DO have HD sides.

NBC sucks.  Screw you NBC.  Screw you.  I hope you lose tons and tons of money on this venture.

Because I don't have cable, I won't be able to see the game. If anyone knows if it's available on-line, I would appreciate it.

2/21/10   |   ML31   |   3615 respect

More NBC bashing....  They are showing the Russia - Czech game.  But it will be THREE HOURS OLD to a major part of the country!!!!  When the USA-Canada game begins on MSNBC, on the West Coast and in the MT time zone, the game will STILL BE GOING ON!!!!!  

When I turn on the US-Canada game, they will be giving a score of a game that is currently not finished to 1/2 the country!!

And then...  There is the fact that MSNBC is not available in HD.  Which is another head scratcher for why the game is there and not on C-NBC or USA ...  Which DO have HD sides.

NBC sucks.  Screw you NBC.  Screw you.  I hope you lose tons and tons of money on this venture.

2/21/10   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Ryan Miller is going to have to forget about his last game against the Pens when he sees Crosby coming towards him.  He gave up 4 goals in about 10 minutes, and 3 of them were to Sid for the hat trick.

2/21/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

One big part you're missing is the US men's curling vs. Great Britain at 5/4c on CNBC. Jason Smith was on fire in the past two matches, and with another win, US might have a chance still at advancing.