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02-22-2010, 12:16 PM
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Men's hockey team under performed because it was a poorly selected team and finished very very low.

Hamelin is a top end favourite, and has failed to medal in multiple events in one Olympics, despite being a truly top athlete in his sport.

It's not close. It's embarassing the result by Team Canada, but Hamelin's been an utter disaster.
So, what exactly is the difference between 'embarassing' and 'utter disaster'?

One and the same for me.

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So, what exactly is the difference between 'embarassing' and 'utter disaster'?

One and the same for me.
Hamelin was as much or more of a favourite and has failed multiple times at the same Olympics.

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Hamelin was overrated. Not his fault. When there are South Koreans and Apolo Ohno involved you aren't going to have a very big chance at winning.

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All of the players on our hockey team are pros. How much money did the feds spend developing them?

And it is all about medals. That's why they give them out.
And everyone knows that those community rinks all over the country where those pros learned to play are funded exclusively by private dollars...

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Hamelin was overrated. Not his fault. When there are South Koreans and Apolo Ohno involved you aren't going to have a very big chance at winning.
If you want to argue that Alpine team is overrated that's fine, there was alot of hype there, but Hamelin was one of the true favourites and a top athlete in his sport, and hasn't done jack.

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If you want to argue that Alpine team is overrated that's fine, there was alot of hype there, but Hamelin was one of the true favourites and a top athlete in his sport, and hasn't done jack.
He's rated third in the 1000, isn't he? Wow, he came in 4th in one of the toughest finals ever. His top rate event, the 500, is still to come.

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