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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2018, 01:45:50 AM »
Semi-finals for Friday Feb.23:

Team Canada vs Team Germany; and Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia) vs Team Czech Republic.

For dates, times, & schedule:
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/men/olympics/2018/stats/schedule

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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2018, 08:27:41 AM »
I blame Bettman for this ! >:(
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2018, 08:28:57 AM »
I blame Bettman for this ! >:(

You clearly mean the Board of Governors who gave him his marching orders.
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2018, 08:31:34 AM »
I blame Bettman for this ! >:(

You clearly mean the Board of Governors who gave him his marching orders.

Sure.

It’s just sad that for the biggest sporting event on the planet we have to watch this garbage.

You know that half the population of the world that doesn’t normally follow hockey is watching and saying, “I thought Canada was supposed to be good at this game”?
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2018, 08:50:39 AM »
I know arguing about Olympic line-ups is pointless so I didn't do it at first, but surely we could have found a better 2C than Chris freakin' Kelly. It's like this team thought, damn we lost all our best players, better revert back to a roster that focuses on grinders instead of skill.

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2018, 12:48:12 PM »

This was the worst Spengler Cup ever.
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2018, 04:44:37 PM »
Semi-Final results for Friday Feb. 23:

Oh boy, oh boy.  Shocking.

Team Germany deservedly beats Team Canada 4-3 and advances to it's first Olympic hockey Gold medal game ever.  This will definitely do wonders for German hockey interest.

But, for Canada, it was, is, an embarrassment to say the least.  For a team bent on wanting to impress with their lineup of Euro pros, semi-pros, etc.,-- in the absence of NHL participants in this Olympic Ice Hockey event, -- well, it looked more like Canada opted to deliberately lose.

The question isn't even that they lost but why.  For a bunch of players who should be familiar with that type of Euro hockey style, the ice surface, etc.,etc., it actually looked quite the opposite for this one Semi-final that has now brought nothing short of disgrace to this team and it's previous results that got them here in this Semi-final in the first place.

The Germans played a physical tight game and could not be more elated with the victory.  Having staked a 3-0 lead before the Canadians finally woke up, it was no doubt going to be a German victory through and through.  This just wasn't Team Canada's day.

Blame what you will, poor execution, tiredness, a nonchalant attitude (the we're going to win anyways attitude), no matter, if the Canadians had played a real hockey game in the tradition of how Canada knows instead of in the name of abandonment (of strategy), the results would surely have been different.

Hey, we were supposed to go on to the Gold medal game at least, weren't we?  Don't ask.

Game story:
https://www.thestar.com/sports/olympics/2018/02/23/canada-loses-mens-semifinal-hockey-thriller-to-germany.html


Elsewhere, Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia) shut out Team Czech Republic 3-0, and advanced to the Gold Medal game against Team Germany.

Russian goaltender Vasili Koshechkin stonewalled the Czechs all the way.
This will be Russia's first Gold medal appearance in twenty years.  Quite the achievement as this squad, with their all-Star lineup, as been the favourites in this Olympic Men's Ice Hockey event to win Gold.

Story:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/oar-czech-republic-mens-hockey-semifinal-game-recap
« Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 04:56:30 PM by hockeyfan1 »

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 05:19:10 AM »
Aw, isn't this sweet...

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 05:36:36 AM »
Bronze Medal game (Saturday Feb. 24):

Team Canada vs Team Czech Republic


Gold Medal game (Saturday Feb.24):

Team Germany vs Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia).

For time & schedule:
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/men/olympics/2018/stats/schedule

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 09:36:04 AM »

Well, congrats to Scrivens and the guys. Sucks not being able to beat Germany but a Bronze is nothing to sneeze at given the circumstances. Represented the country well.
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 09:41:40 AM »

Well, congrats to Scrivens and the guys. Sucks not being able to beat Germany but a Bronze is nothing to sneeze at given the circumstances. Represented the country well.

A lot of countries would of thrown in the towel after yesterdays humiliating loss. It's good to see the team bounce back for the bronze.

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 09:53:12 AM »

Well, congrats to Scrivens and the guys. Sucks not being able to beat Germany but a Bronze is nothing to sneeze at given the circumstances. Represented the country well.

A lot of countries would of thrown in the towel after yesterdays humiliating loss. It's good to see the team bounce back for the bronze.

I guess? I suppose I didn't really see the loss as humiliating.
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 10:17:53 AM »
Bronze Medal game results:

Redemption! 




Team Canada handily defeated Team Czech Republic 6-4 and wins the Bronze medal here in the Men's Ice Hockey event.  In a complete turnaround to their stunning Semi-final loss to Germany, the Canadians played an upbeat,, industrious game and denied the Czechs any chance at an upset.

Canada took the lead in the first period by a score of 3-1 and never relinguished it thereafter, as Sam Ebbett and Chris Kelly led the offensive charge with two goals each and goaltender Kevin Poulin stood on guard in the net.

The Czechs, desperate to initiate some scoring, had a goal disalloeed as Canada retained their 5-2 margin at that point.  Even though the Czechs outshot and did everything they valiantly could in the third period, Canada hung on, sustained, and thus prevailed.

Congratulations, Team Canada!   You have now done us proud.

Story:
http://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/canadian-mens-hockey-team-beats-czech-republic-to-win-bronze-medal
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 07:10:00 PM »
Congratulations to Team Canada on at least securing the Bronze medal!

Team Canada, without NHL'ers, will always be hard pressed to win a Gold medal! Not impossible, but, a lot harder to accomplish for sure!

The other hockey countries seem to have a larger pool of skilled hockey players that are not in the NHL. The top skilled players from both Canada and the U.S.A play in the NHL.

So, Team Canada and Team U.S.A are disadvantaged when the NHL says no! JMHO.

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey
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