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01-05-2013, 09:13 AM
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Congrats on your win, well deserved !
Lucia, will be a good one, not much opportunity thus from a stats perspective quiet, however I love his upside, going to be a good pro, Watched him last year in RBC Cup.

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01-05-2013, 10:45 AM
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01-05-2013, 11:19 AM
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The energy guys made all the difference. What an effort by Rocco Grimaldi. I'm sure he will never have such a moment like this again. Congrats to Phill Housley and his staff for putting together a first class team.

GO USA !!!

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01-05-2013, 11:51 AM
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Congrats USA.

Well done.

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Thank you for beating the Swedes like I knew you would do. Also, congratulations on your well deserved gold medal.

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01-05-2013, 10:06 PM
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Congratulations USA, suck it Canada, haha! Great game to watch and great tournament, US kept getting better and better, couldn't be happier for all the Minnesotans on the team in particular. Boy I'd like to have Seth Jones though. Oh well, congrats boys!

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01-05-2013, 10:07 PM
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Congrats Team USA!!!

Go cry in your beer, Don Cherry. Seriously, I like the guy, but lost some respect for him based on some of his comments this week. Sometimes it's best to keep your trap shut, dude. Sore loser, much?

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01-05-2013, 10:17 PM
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I lost respect for Don Cherry after Clutterbuck comments and he's gotten worse since.

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01-05-2013, 10:20 PM
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Cherry is wrong and he should feel bad.

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01-05-2013, 10:24 PM
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Cherry is wrong and he should feel bad.
If Americans or Europeans can't play in the CHL, then the Canadians can't be poking their noses in and taking roster spots overseas or in any other minor leagues in the States. Tack on college hockey as well. Quite honestly, if an American player takes the spot from a Canadian kid in the CHL, then that Canadian kid wasn't good to begin with.

And I'll leave it at that. Don't want to start a war. Leave that up to Cherry.

And for the record, I love Canada.

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01-05-2013, 11:43 PM
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I like America taking credit for the gold medal that Teows was a part of. Suck it.

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01-06-2013, 04:31 AM
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I like America taking credit for the gold medal that Teows was a part of. Suck it.
Sorry what? I absolutely loathe Toews even ignoring the fact that he was a sioux, the shootout itself is a ridiculous way to decide games and with the same shooter multiple times? So dumb but whatever thats the past.

In any case it was a good tourney and the U.S team played a very interesting style and a fun one IMO. There was no one out there with the speed of the americans and that's how they beat their opponents. The conditioning of this team was amazing, they weren't nearly the most skilled but every single line was filled with speed and hustle, when you win every single battle to the puck your opponents will always break and leave openings and that's how the US struck and took advantage, Gibson provided the big stops when needed and gave the US great reactionary opportunities and the forwards came up big when they had their chances.

Kind of the reason that I think Lucia played the bench role in the key games, he was clearly a step behind speed-wise from the rest of the ludicrously fast bottom 6 that the US utilized. Grimaldi made a lot of bad plays and turnovers but he was so fast and worked to come back so his offensive chances outweighed the mistakes with a goalie like Gibson and strong defensive players to cover him, making him a very strong fwd for the team which lacked some offense that wasn't from the blueline. Gaudreau was a bit of the same thing, even with his lapses and weak, easily intercepted cross ice passes the team was able to cover and his offensive abilities were able to be utilized without hurting the team.

Trouba was easily the player of the tournament IMO (outside of goalies), he was amazing last year too but he took his game to a much larger role this year and ran wild. Seth Jones was good but not great IMO, he certainly has the physical tools and reminds me a lot of Erik Johnson pre injury, but there are still a lot of weaknesses to his game and he will need some adjustments to his defensive game to be a top defender in the NHL.

The Canadians were a huge disappointment and looked like a bunch of overrated divers throughout the entire tournament, Schiefele (wow he was awful), Hamilton and Murphy in particular were huge let-downs and embarrassing I'm sure for the Canadian fans. RNH played great at times and then disappeared for long stretches, Huberdeau I thought actually played quite well and better than I expected but only when he was with RNH, Canada was really dumb for playing Drouin on the top line. They should have switched Schiefele for Strome and kept RNH and Hubs together. Drouin was only mediocre, had chances but also a few turnovers that won't be acceptable at the next level and he didn't utilize his offensive chances well enough. Mackinnon was good in his limited role and looks to be a great cycler at the NHL level, definitively the top pick in my eyes.

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01-06-2013, 07:58 AM
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Congratulations Murica!

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Definitely worth staying up and watching every game. USA! USA!

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01-07-2013, 12:03 AM
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I lost respect for Don Cherry after Clutterbuck comments and he's gotten worse since.
Wait, you respected Cherry?


Typically when a goalie puts up sterling numbers, the defense in front of him deserves way more credit. I think that's the case for sure here. Granted Seth Jones and Trouba are studs, but Housley really seems to have gotten his D-men playing a very smart game in their end yet involved offensively as well. Just impressive.

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