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Offline Boston Leaf

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« Reply #285 on: January 05, 2013, 10:15:30 AM »
Congrats to Team USA. I don't expect us to win, when we only played well for 20/60 minutes. The thing that annoys me the most is they pass too much in the wrong situations, they have to learn to play more simple.

We'll see you again in next years finals.. You'll get home ice ..will be great ;)

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« Reply #286 on: January 05, 2013, 10:19:32 AM »

Eh, what can you do? Some years it just isn't your year.
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« Reply #287 on: January 05, 2013, 10:46:39 AM »
So I guess this is the time when I go into my 2 week period of not reading magazines, and avoid hockey at all costs :D
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« Reply #288 on: January 05, 2013, 10:48:32 AM »
Tyler Biggs   was a +3 in the 3-1 victory so at least there's that.  :-\

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« Reply #289 on: January 05, 2013, 11:16:09 AM »
Going home without a medal for the first time in 14 years hurts. What the bleep happened?

Entitlement?  I know that's an easy snap judgment but the adulation heaped on these guys by the Canadian media is ridiculous.

That, and goaltending.  I haven't followed Subban, but I hope his hype doesn't lead him down the Primrose Path of Poggefication.

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« Reply #290 on: January 05, 2013, 11:20:41 AM »
Congrats to Team USA. I don't expect us to win, when we only play well for 20/60 minutes. The thing that annoys me the most is they pass too much in the wrong situations, they have to learn to play more simple.

The US deserved it this year. Congrats to them. Team Canada should be concerned moving forward in all international tournaments. They have a true hockey power on the rise in the USA. Time for another hockey Canada summit ? ;) biggest focus for Canada should goaltending!
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« Reply #291 on: January 05, 2013, 12:03:11 PM »
It looks like HC has been taken down a notch, which is something they needed anyway.


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« Reply #292 on: January 05, 2013, 12:30:24 PM »

I really don't get the doom and gloom. International hockey is getting more competitive. Last year's draft class was historically bad for Canadian forwards. Short tournaments can yield strange results. One tournament doesn't mean that things need changing or that a new approach needs to be found.
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« Reply #293 on: January 05, 2013, 01:14:20 PM »
Agreed. I don't see it as Canada falling off as much as it is the other hockey countries improving. Heck, the Swiss were giving the traditional hockey powers fits in this tournament. The bar has been set higher.

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« Reply #294 on: January 05, 2013, 01:52:41 PM »

I really don't get the doom and gloom. International hockey is getting more competitive. Last year's draft class was historically bad for Canadian forwards. Short tournaments can yield strange results. One tournament doesn't mean that things need changing or that a new approach needs to be found.

Nothing wrong with exploring ideas.
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« Reply #295 on: January 05, 2013, 02:01:53 PM »
I get the feeling that you wouldn't see so many people up in arms if there was NHL hockey to speak of, because a: we'd have other things to talk about, and b: we wouldn't have had such a "powerhouse" lineup with NHL players that was perceived as too good to get spanked let alone beaten.

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« Reply #296 on: January 05, 2013, 02:04:41 PM »

I really don't get the doom and gloom. International hockey is getting more competitive. Last year's draft class was historically bad for Canadian forwards. Short tournaments can yield strange results. One tournament doesn't mean that things need changing or that a new approach needs to be found.

Nothing wrong with exploring ideas.

Sure, but it shouldn't be predicated on the idea that one year without a medal after 14 straight with one is some sort of travesty that needs to be corrected.
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« Reply #297 on: January 05, 2013, 02:05:10 PM »

I really don't get the doom and gloom. International hockey is getting more competitive. Last year's draft class was historically bad for Canadian forwards. Short tournaments can yield strange results. One tournament doesn't mean that things need changing or that a new approach needs to be found.

Wow that's definitely true and something we overlooked. Not only was it bad for Canadian forwards, it was terrible.

The top Canadian forward taken was Tom Wilson at 16th.

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« Reply #298 on: January 05, 2013, 04:06:25 PM »

I really don't get the doom and gloom. International hockey is getting more competitive. Last year's draft class was historically bad for Canadian forwards. Short tournaments can yield strange results. One tournament doesn't mean that things need changing or that a new approach needs to be found.

Bingo.

I also don't get this country's apparent anger towards a team of teenagers.

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« Reply #299 on: January 06, 2013, 12:51:50 AM »

I really don't get the doom and gloom. International hockey is getting more competitive. Last year's draft class was historically bad for Canadian forwards. Short tournaments can yield strange results. One tournament doesn't mean that things need changing or that a new approacgh needs to be found.

Bingo.

I also don't get this country's apparent anger towards a team of teenagers.


To the Team Canada players, winning the gold was their raison d'ętre for being here in the first place.  Winning the bronze would have been consolation at at least having salvaged some pride amongst themselves.

Neither happened because the competition was that much better than Team Canada was as a team collectively.  That should tell one a lot about this year's tournament results.  Consistency is the key for any team in sports to be successful, and this year's Team Canada did not exhibit that when it counted the most.

Even if the Canadians had lost to USA, the score could have been closer and the effort more productively consistent than what had actually transpired.  It would have made them feel better to know that they had played a tough close game.  Instead, they were practically trounced in their 5-1 loss to the USA, and then went on to the Bronze medal game only to lose a shooting match with Russia that ended up in OT. That last and decisive Russian OT goal epitomized inconsistency once again.

Hockey is our passion in Canada and we expect to see our team elevate themselves to greatness when it comes to playing internationally, because, afterall, the world's best players also play in the world's biggest and best junior league (CHL),  be it whether they're Americans, Russians, etc.

Which gives the impetus on why Canada's juniors needed to elevate themselves to a higher plateau. Tighter competition due to more talented players means one needs to be their best at all times.
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