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02-21-2014, 01:29 PM
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Canada is just too good. As I was saying before the game, their defense just gives absolutely nothing up.

Their best game of the tournament I thought. Kunitz and Crosby really got going in the 3rd. The Getzlaf/Perry/Benn line was frightening.

Funny thing I just heard on Stauffer's show. Every single one of Canada's goals has been scored by Western Conference players.

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02-21-2014, 01:29 PM
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Gold Medal game starts at FIVE EH EM?!? Come on... Makes no sense to award the bronze medal last.
Gotta look at it differently. That's just one hell of a pregame party ready to happen starting on Saturday night..

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02-21-2014, 01:31 PM
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The big ice hurts our forwards but its helps showcase the dominance of our D corps. The extra time and space means even if our D make a mistake there's usually time to recover. It helps that our forwards back check well too.

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haha

Whining Yank babies.

Who's fault was it this time? They got all the calls today. Fact is they didn't score and were outplayed almost the entire game.

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Gold Medal game starts at FIVE EH EM?!? Come on... Makes no sense to award the bronze medal last.
bronze is tomorrow, gold is sunday

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02-21-2014, 01:32 PM
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No Stamkos or Tavares for Canada either.

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02-21-2014, 01:32 PM
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Gold Medal game starts at FIVE EH EM?!? Come on... Makes no sense to award the bronze medal last.
Better ice, if they play bronze first the ice might be in worse condition for the gold medal game

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02-21-2014, 01:35 PM
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The big ice hurts our forwards but its helps showcase the dominance of our D corps. The extra time and space means even if our D make a mistake there's usually time to recover. It helps that our forwards back check well too.
As good as our D is puck support and players being in the right spots to support transition is critical. This quality D is going to make the right plays all day and it looked like a collection of Prongers back there but without the puck support and NZ battle the breakout doesn't happen.

The only thing I was unhappy with in Canada's play is the degree to which they tried to throw the puck in front of the net from behind the net. This just wasn't working and we turned the puck over easily a dozen times this way. Without that stupidity we were just dominating when we decided to just hold onto the puck. Against this tired US D we should've worked it in the US zone and just cycle and possess puck. On the shifts we did this the US were exhausted and bent over. A couple more long shifts in US zone and we would've had more goals. Canada did make adjustments in the 3rd and really limited giving the puck away.

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02-21-2014, 01:37 PM
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What do you mean? Bronze medal game is tomorrow.
Whoops. I got caught up in start times. Thanks for correcting me. No hard feelings, gimme a hug.



My main, correct point stands. Boourns 5AM.

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02-21-2014, 01:38 PM
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Whoops. I got caught up in start times. Thanks for correcting me. No hard feelings, gimme a hug.

I'm not looking forward to waking up, but I'm going to. =(

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As good as our D is puck support and players being in the right spots to support transition is critical. This quality D is going to make the right plays all day and it looked like a collection of Prongers back there but without the puck support and NZ battle the breakout doesn't happen.

The only thing I was unhappy with in Canada's play is the degree to which they tried to throw the puck in front of the net from behind the net. This just wasn't working and we turned the puck over easily a dozen times this way. Without that stupidity we were just dominating when we decided to just hold onto the puck. Against this tired US D we should've worked it in the US zone and just cycle and possess puck. On the shifts we did this the US were exhausted and bent over. A couple more long shifts in US zone and we would've had more goals. Canada did make adjustments in the 3rd and really limited giving the puck away.
Shattenkirk looked like he was on the verge of passing out on one of the shifts

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02-21-2014, 01:39 PM
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The only thing I was unhappy with in Canada's play is the degree to which they tried to throw the puck in front of the net from behind the net. This just wasn't working and we turned the puck over easily a dozen times this way. Without that stupidity we were just dominating when we decided to just hold onto the puck. Against this tired US D we should've worked it in the US zone and just cycle and possess puck. On the shifts we did this the US were exhausted and bent over. A couple more long shifts in US zone and we would've had more goals. Canada did make adjustments in the 3rd and really limited giving the puck away.
It was incredible seeing Canada consciously move away from that in the 3rd and just make a few minor adjustments defensively but still dominate the puck.

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02-21-2014, 01:46 PM
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haha

Whining Yank babies.

Who's fault was it this time? They got all the calls today. Fact is they didn't score and were outplayed almost the entire game.
But don't you know? Apparently they're the future of hockey.

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02-21-2014, 01:48 PM
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It was incredible seeing Canada consciously move away from that in the 3rd and just make a few minor adjustments defensively but still dominate the puck.
Yep. We dominated even more after that. I kept saying just stop giving the puck away. Whenever we had it and were cycling it and moving it around we were given the damn yanks fits. Make em work for it lol.

This is our puck, get your own.

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Gord Miller with a stat... in 28 men's hockey games, the losing teams have scored... 31 goals.

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Shattenkirk looked like he was on the verge of passing out on one of the shifts
I thought he was going to throw up. Talk about being caught out there.

Funniest thing of the Tourney though is the Latvian goalie that looked like he needed Oxygen towards the end of the Canada game. Man that guy saw a lot of pucks.

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02-21-2014, 01:53 PM
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I had a small heart attack when Marleau threw it at the empty cage from a bad angle near the end. Jesus, just eat it.

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I had a small heart attack when Marleau threw it at the empty cage from a bad angle near the end. Jesus, just eat it.
Yeah, Marleau and Nash looked like the weak link forwards out there that weren't playing the most sound game.

But pretty textbook all round game put on by Canada.

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02-21-2014, 02:03 PM
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I thought he was going to throw up. Talk about being caught out there.

Funniest thing of the Tourney though is the Latvian goalie that looked like he needed Oxygen towards the end of the Canada game. Man that guy saw a lot of pucks.
Yeah, we were about ready to put him in the hospital when the trainer had to come out and ice down his neck.

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Gord Miller with a stat... in 28 men's hockey games, the losing teams have scored... 31 goals.
I can't tell if it's just that big ice is harder to score in or if a lot of these NHLers (including the Europeans) just don't quite have the feel for it yet, angles are off and such.

The lesser teams certainly seem to be able to keep it closer than they have in the past.

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Great game. Canada's D is just dominant.

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02-21-2014, 02:12 PM
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Wonder how much credit Krueger deserves as Canada's big ice guru.

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02-21-2014, 02:18 PM
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The Crosby/Kunitz/Bergeron line was easily the best forward group.

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02-21-2014, 02:20 PM
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The Crosby/Kunitz/Bergeron line was easily the best forward group.
It would be nice to see Kunitz finish one play. He keeps getting set up and not scoring.

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02-21-2014, 02:24 PM
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It would be nice to see Kunitz finish one play. He keeps getting set up and not scoring.
Saving it for OT

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