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Group B • Dec. 30 • Canada 2, United States 1

View Poll Results: Who wins?
Canada in regulation 163 60.59%
Canada in OT/shootout 31 11.52%
U.S. in regulation 64 23.79%
U.S. in OT/shootout 11 4.09%
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12-29-2012, 05:11 PM
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He'll probably be sitting in the press box or like Xokkeu said the bench, Jon Gillies is the backup to Gibson.
Can't be on the bench if Gillies is the backup. Either he meant that he gets to watch the game in the stadium or Gillies got hurt and is now the back up.

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12-29-2012, 05:12 PM
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Don't want to miss this game live, but 4o am is tough for this guy!

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12-29-2012, 05:13 PM
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I think Subban is going to silence a lot of his critics tonight, I dunno why but I think he'll have a big game tonight.

4-1 Canada

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12-29-2012, 05:15 PM
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oh **** is the game tonight?

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12-29-2012, 05:20 PM
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I wonder how many pages this match gets

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12-29-2012, 05:21 PM
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Well i watched the first two games live. But I need to drive my mom to the airport a few hours after this game ends....what to do lol.

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12-29-2012, 05:22 PM
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Maybe the Canadians bring a full sixty. Who knows... I won't be watching, but 4-2 (empty netter) for U.S is my prediction.

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12-29-2012, 05:23 PM
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USA - Canada rivalry is not media created on our end at least. It doesn't have too much to do with the one goal games either.
Familiarity and proximity make this more of a rivalry than what it should be. The fact that so many people think it is as big or equal to Canada vs Russia tells you it is not results based. A 9-2 winning record over the past 10 years is all you have to know. It has grown largely due to the nature of those 2 losses. Most Canadians look at those 2 as gold medal losses that Canada let get away and it hurts their fragile hockey superiority ego far more than losing to Russia, a more worthy traditional rival, does. USA has done well to earn its spot among the top 7 nations, but it isn't close to usurping Russia as our primary rival.

Right now it is primarily a border rivalry, much like Sweden vs Finland. Every once in a while Finland wins and Sweden gets really pissed off.

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12-29-2012, 05:24 PM
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If the Smurfs get split, and the 2 resulting lines show some creativity, I think the USA can win. They kind of ran out of gas in the last 15 minutes against Russia. The day off will help a lot.

Subban has been bad, freezing on some shots that should have been routine stops instead of goals. Lots of pressure on him tonight, and I hope he does well.

This game is an annual highlight of the sporting calendar for me.

Go USA!

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12-29-2012, 05:27 PM
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Easy Canada win if they had a legit goalie. As it is with Subban, US takes it in regulation.

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12-29-2012, 05:31 PM
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Familiarity and proximity make this more of a rivalry than what it should be. The fact that so many people think it is as big or equal to Canada vs Russia tells you it is not results based. A 9-2 winning record over the past 10 years is all you have to know. It has grown largely due to the nature of those 2 losses. Most Canadians look at those 2 as gold medal losses that Canada let get away and it hurts their fragile hockey superiority ego far more than losing to Russia, a more worthy traditional rival, does. USA has done well to earn its spot among the top 7 nations, but it isn't close to usurping Russia as our primary rival.

Right now it is primarily a border rivalry, much like Sweden vs Finland. Every once in a while Finland wins and Sweden gets really pissed off.
I know it wasn't your intention but you have no idea how much this post makes me wanna win 26-0 tonight

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12-29-2012, 05:37 PM
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Picked Canada in OT/SO. The Americans are gonna give us all we can handle. Patriotic homerism pushed me towards us winning though.

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12-29-2012, 05:37 PM
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Hate to be that guy, but I was wondering which stream will be the best cause being on vacation is no excuse to miss Canada vs US

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12-29-2012, 05:40 PM
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The poster said he's rooting for Galchenyuk because he's more of a Habs fan than a Canada fan. You asked what the Habs have to do with anything.

The answer is: Galchenyuk is a Habs prospect.
I realize that.

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12-29-2012, 05:41 PM
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I have no idea how this is going to go. I don't think Canada is nearly as good defensively or in goal as Russia but at the same time they seem much more dangerous offensively. I wouldn't be surprised to see either team blown out to be honest.

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4-3 Canada in OT. Pumped for this game.

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12-29-2012, 05:43 PM
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So do I g to sleep at 8 and wake up for the game, or pull an all nighter And go to work exhausted?
To me there is only one thing to do and that is screw work.

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I know it wasn't your intention but you have no idea how much this post makes me wanna win 26-0 tonight
Ha ha. We aren't Japan and you aren't Sweden.

US speed neutralizes some of the talent disparity between the nations, but Canada is a deeper team. I still expect a close game. I hope both teams play their best games. As good as Gibson can be, I just can't see Canada's offense not scoring at least 2 or 3 goals. So if you win, it will be because you have found more offense than you showed against Russia.

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If Subban plays well and MacKinnon gets top 6 ice time we take this game


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Can't wait to watch another game of "Can Canada Continue Outscoring Their Problems?" in the morning!

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I have no faith in our team defense and goaltending. USA wins 5-2.

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Hoping for a big win from the USA and Galchenyuk tearing it up.

I'd love to see him and Gaudreau swap spots. Barber and Kuraly were great against Germany, but that was due to Germany being such a weak team. Their flaws as a line were completely masked. Against Russia, they were completely exposed. If Housley wants a win, he needs to start taking his best players and putting them onto one line. And by God, if they are down a goal in the 3rd, do NOT roll four lines.

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Ha ha. We aren't Japan and you aren't Sweden.

US speed neutralizes some of the talent disparity between the nations, but Canada is a deeper team. I still expect a close game. I hope both teams play their best games. As good as Gibson can be, I just can't see Canada's offense not scoring at least 2 or 3 goals. So if you win, it will be because you have found more offense than you showed against Russia.
I should damn well hope so. Even with Prime Hasek in net 1 goal don't cut it most nights

I just wanna hang. If we lose, we lose. Like yesterday. We played a close game and lost to a damn good team. But getting embarrassed just keeps us on that next tier below as opposed to a top tier hockey country.

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