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12-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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With exhibition games beginning earlier this morning, I thought it would be good for us to have a place to discuss the tournament.

I watched the first two periods this morning - pretty lacklustre effort. Not much to write home about, really; Nugent-Hopkins and Scheifle had some flashes together, particularly with the man advantage, and I liked Drouin and MacKinnon's hustle and talent, but other than that, a very forgettable outting.

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12-20-2012, 02:34 PM
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The title should be: "HF Canucks' Posters Criticize Canadian Blue Line"

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12-20-2012, 03:15 PM
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Not impressed by anyone in particular, even RNH showed some undisciplined play. We really need to get used to the international style of reffing real quick. Hopefully (Byron) Ritchie isn't injured, or else we'll have to call up Brad Invisibister.

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12-20-2012, 03:37 PM
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The title should be: "HF Canucks' Posters Criticize Canadian Blue Line"
Well, it wouldn't exactly been unwarranted. I was particularly unimpressed with Wotherspoon. H was constantly chasing the play in his own zone, had trouble clearing the puck, and partially screened Subban on Finland's last two goals without even trying to block the shot.

Just don't bring it up on the main boards

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12-20-2012, 04:25 PM
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We're all going to work together to create a hi-light package of every single mistake the CDN D-men make and post on the main boards. Mega Troll.

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12-20-2012, 04:30 PM
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Well, it wouldn't exactly been unwarranted. I was particularly unimpressed with Wotherspoon. H was constantly chasing the play in his own zone, had trouble clearing the puck, and partially screened Subban on Finland's last two goals without even trying to block the shot.

Just don't bring it up on the main boards
yeah don't do this, you'll just come off as biased canucks fans which you guys definitely aren't


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12-20-2012, 04:48 PM
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6 posts in and Corrado hasn't even been mentioned yet? I am surprised.

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12-20-2012, 04:57 PM
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Hockey Canada did a decent job with the player selection, but once again they brought in junior coaches. These guys are consistently in over their heads at this event. The interviews I've seen with Spott give off a "just happy to be here" vibe that is not encouraging.

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12-20-2012, 05:06 PM
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Now, this is something I can get behind, Hodgy!

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Hockey Canada did a decent job with the player selection, but once again they brought in junior coaches. These guys are consistently in over their heads at this event. The interviews I've seen with Spott give off a "just happy to be here" vibe that is not encouraging.
Brent Sutter was pretty good in '05. Didn't hurt that he was extremely out of place coaching juniors and had an excellent team to boot.

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how much Nathan McKionnon played?

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Hockey Canada did a decent job with the player selection, but once again they brought in junior coaches. These guys are consistently in over their heads at this event. The interviews I've seen with Spott give off a "just happy to be here" vibe that is not encouraging.
It has been a while since a head coach has really taken control of the team since Pat Quinn in 2009, kinda ironic that 2009 was the last time we've won gold. And with the lockout, you would think Hockey Canada could find a decent NHL head coach like Dan Bylsma or something.

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12-20-2012, 07:38 PM
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It has been a while since a head coach has really taken control of the team since Pat Quinn in 2009, kinda ironic that 2009 was the last time we've won gold. And with the lockout, you would think Hockey Canada could find a decent NHL head coach like Dan Bylsma or something.
Coaches are still employed and likely do other things, no? I doubt the Penguins would pay Bylsma so he can go coach junior.

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Coaches are still employed and likely do other things, no? I doubt the Penguins would pay Bylsma so he can go coach junior.
What could Dan Bylsma possibly be doing right now during the lockout? All games are cancelled through the 14th, AV is living with his parents for crying out loud. You'd think there would be someone out there who would want to coach the national team.

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12-20-2012, 08:03 PM
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The only Canadian defensman who I'd say played well today was Reinhart.

Hamilton forces plays that arent there (don't like Rielly and him together...doesn't work for me).

Ouelette I'll give a pass for rust, but he looked pretty weak out there, couldn't make a breakout pass to save his life.

Ryan Murphy, I would hate to play with. You can never tell what's going on in his head. It's exciting and hard to defend, but in a team system/dynamic it would be hard to adjust.

The pairs I'd like to see are:
Harrington-Hamilton
Reinhart-Rielly (guys who can skate like Morgan should have little issue playing the off side on big ice)

The last 3 just mix and match until something works.

I found JC Lipon the most diverse forward today. He seemed to slot into every line seamlessly. I liked his game a lot.

Not overly impressed with Strome and I wouldn't be surprised if Mackinnon steals that #2c spot by the medal round. Also think Strome would make a better winger than mackinnon so far.

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12-20-2012, 08:34 PM
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Russia is gonna take this.

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It has been a while since a head coach has really taken control of the team since Pat Quinn in 2009, kinda ironic that 2009 was the last time we've won gold. And with the lockout, you would think Hockey Canada could find a decent NHL head coach like Dan Bylsma or something.
LOL, Dan Bylsma is a yank.

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12-20-2012, 09:09 PM
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So when Canada loses the Gold medal game due to a flukey bounce, we'll know it happened because Corrado was cut, amirite?

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So when Canada loses the Gold medal game due to a flukey bounce, we'll know it happened because Corrado was cut, amirite?
Hockey Gods' will

"thou shalt not cut Corrado"

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12-20-2012, 10:53 PM
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LOL, Dan Bylsma is a yank.
A yank with a stanley cup ring.

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A yank with a stanley cup ring.
Did you just completely miss the point of his post or...?

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Is anyone aware of bars or pubs showing the games? I figure someone must be showing at least Canada and the medal rounds

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A yank with a stanley cup ring.
So he's qualified to coach team USA?

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Hudon out for the tournament; Mark McNeill gets the call to replace him

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I hope Canada loses. I'm a Canucks fan first. Team Canada second..... And I hope Wortherspoon and Reinhart have a tough time adjusting to the big ice.

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