Good **** team USA! Our country couldn't have been better represented. I made a few great memories with friends watching these games. The Parise goal with 20 seconds left and how we lost our damn minds was one of the few things that actually deserve the word epic. I heard half my block go *******!
To the cool Canadian fans on the board, congrats! To the not so cool Canadian fans on the board......**** it....congrats anyway, ya hosers.
I loved watching this USA team, especially the Langenbrunner, Parise and Statsny line and the Johnson's on Defense playing their ***** off. It was a great tournament for USA hockey. Last time I checked USA was holding the U-20, U-18 and U-17 titles, so USA hockey isn't going anywhere for awhile as long as they keep putting the best "team" on the ice and not paying respect to the elders or those who feel entitled because of past associations with USA hockey.
Even though USA lost the Gold medal to Canada, I thoroughly enjoyed the game "that didn't count" in the prelims. Fact is, USA may NEVER beat Canada IN CANADA during the Olympics for the rest of my life. It is an event that just doesn't occur. I savored it, I savored this squad, and hopefully we will see the pros in Sochi in 2014.
Congrats Team USA on a great tournament. In my eyes, you "won" Silver, you didn't "lose" Gold.
This team over achieved. I would have never thought we could Silver in this tournament, with these talent laden teams.
Anyone that is dissapointed in the success of US hockey in this tournament needs to just stop and consider the field. Russia, arguably the most talented team in the tournament, Canada the juggernaut, the always very competitive Finn and Swedish teams, the Czech team that has alot of success in this tournaments historically, a Slovakian team that had something to prove(and did imo), a Suise team that plays insanely well in world competitions.
I give 2 honors to this team.
1. Ron Wilson for bringing this thing together and implementing a winning system.
2. All the players for accepting their roles and playing as a team, moreso than any other team in this tournament.
The groundwork laid in this tournament will reap rewards for years to come. The culture of winning that has been absent for many years, is coming back.
Love the US team. This team is going to be good for a long time.
Players hat surprised
P-Kane - I thought he was good but never this good. Against the best and biggest, still was able to control and create.
Dustin Brown - WOW - we don't see him often on the East Coast but what a combination of speed, skill and toughness.
Kesler - Again, we don't see enough on the East Coast but a complete hockey player.
EJ and JJ -unreal how good and so young.
Kessel - has skill and speed but doesn't play well in traffic and cannot create much on his own.
Found this picture, and damn... This is my motivation to count down the days to the Sochi...
I have so much respect for Parise now. I've never seen a kid with more heart in my life...
this kid is allll heart, and I am positive that he is now my favorite player...
I will say this, there will be a ton of kids who now have an appreciation for this sport, and those who played it already that will ALL want to be the next Zach Parise. Better times ahead, and this kid will be one of the main reasons as to why. Class act.
**** Canada, too many of their fans are acting so damn cocky.
I wish they would give us more credit. The U.S. played an amazing tournament. We only lossed one game - and it was the Gold Medal game. We took it to OT and did NOT make it easy on Canada at all. Plus, we were 1-0-1 against them and they were 1-1 against us. We played them real tough and almost beat them both times.
Silver is still GREAT. So you dumbass Canadian fans that are trying to degrade us by saying "enjoy your silver medal" -- thanks, I will. I'm ecstatic with silver considering nobody even predicted us to finish with a medal in the first place.
Team USA played their hearts out and played good every game IMO.
Ryan Miller is such a stud. Easily the MVP of the Tournament. He dominated everyone; enough said.
One nation under Miller. He is God.
So proud of this team, and I love my country.
USA > Canada no matter what
Give me a freaking break. Why do Americans have such thin skin? Americans look down on us all the freaking time. I don't know how many times I've heard Americans say that Canada is only good at hockey. I hope you guys will remember these Olympics for a very long time. And yes, we know that you love your country and we love ours too.
Believe it or not, hockey isn't most Canadians' "life" either and if being dispassionate about the sport is your way of being cool, then have at it. I'm not necessarily referring to your post, but the previous poster who is trying to diminish the value of the win. Most Canadians are well aware that the gold means way more to the average Canadian than the average American, but it just seems lame to come to a thread about being proud of your country's hockey team just to say you don't care about hockey
Major credit to the US on an amazing tournament. They were fun to watch and I followed them pretty closely after Canada. Before Crosby, Parise had his own epic goal and that in it's own was a shocking moment. I knew the US would do better than everyone predicted and it was great to see that come to fruition. Miller is amazing, and Parise has been one of my favorite players in the league for the last year since I had him on my fantasy team and watch a ton of Devils hockey, I knew he'd be THE guy for the States.
Awesome seeing the US as Canada's biggest rival again!
Can't wait to do it all again.