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01-03-2014, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by offdacrossbar View Post
to the victor go the spoils.

buch didnt do anything to create this type of animosity. he hammed it up a bit sure, but really? since when is that a problem in ice hockey amongst teenagers on the worlds biggest international stage. seriously folks? you dont understand if you think that game didnt matter to those young russian kids.

and the us team played like ass. period.

the russian team, as i said before, was loaded. they were stacked. pavel played a decent game and had a solid tourny. he and his team got the last laugh.

kids a talented, albeit maybe a bit immature, player and will bring some much needed skill to this organization.

demonstrative post goal displays are nothing unique. flash back to a few years ago when the usa won. nothin new here.
Where to start. First off, I don't have a big problem with what Buch did. If you watched the game, he was involved all game with the gabbing going back and forth and if he decided he wanted to make 25 enemies, that's his choice. We're going to have to defend him in a couple of years when some of these guys come gunning for his head.

However, the U.S. team did not play like ass. Their PP against the better teams was missing high end talent. Aside from Eichel and Kerdiles, they were grinders and Matteau is crap; giveaway after giveaway in the offensive zone. And so they didn't take advantage of their PP opportunities and they lost.

But without the two 5 on 3s the U.S. wins this game and for the most part was the better team. The Soviets got the benefit of the officiating (several checks from behind went uncalled) and are pretty porous in the D zone. The Swedes are going to carve them up tomorrow.

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