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02-13-2010, 04:44 PM
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Maybe I am just not seeing it, but we might as well start a thread for the hard working ladies of women's hockey.

I am watching Sweden and the Swiss right now, and it has been more entertaining than I expected ( or I am just bugging out for some Oly hockey).

But seriously, not bad, scratches the itch a little. The boards look cool, and the rink looks nice and bright.

I can't wait till Tuesday.

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Watched it for abit too, turned it off on that semi odd-woman rush that ended up going at about 2km/h to the net.

Can't wait 'til the real thing starts!

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Maybe I am just not seeing it, but we might as well start a thread for the hard working ladies of women's hockey.

I am watching Sweden and the Swiss right now, and it has been more entertaining than I expected ( or I am just bugging out for some Oly hockey).

But seriously, not bad, scratches the itch a little. The boards look cool, and the rink looks nice and bright.

I can't wait till Tuesday.
I concur with all said.
A slightly paler performance from the Swiss team than I expected,
but the Swedish ladies are good. Works as "warm-up".

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What museum did the Swiss goalie get her helmet from?

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I love the Swiss goalie's helmet.

Dominator style.

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I love the Swiss goalie's helmet.

Dominator style.
Does that make her The Dominatrix?

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I concur with all said.
A slightly paler performance from the Swiss team than I expected,
but the Swedish ladies are good. Works as "warm-up".
Women's hockey is definitely taking strides. We are never going to see the same game as the men, but is has its own unique charm, at least at the Olys.

Good to see some other countries getting better.

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I love the Swiss goalie's helmet.

Dominator style.
I keep wondering why Artus Irbe is in net for the Swiss

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Rather slow pace, and the Swiss seem to have trouble moving the puck effectively, however it is hockey. So I'll take it.

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Man, if this reffing is any indicator of the quality we will see, that is scary (Yes, I know it isn't the same group of refs).

The Swiss just got robbed of a goal, and there is no logical reason as to why the ref lost the puck. Brutal.

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Man, if this reffing is any indicator of the quality we will see, that is scary (Yes, I know it isn't the same group of refs).

The Swiss just got robbed of a goal, and there is no logical reason as to why the ref lost the puck. Brutal.
Hopefully they get all the bad calls out early on. :p

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Let's hope so!

Swiss jerseys are nice.

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Swiss jerseys are nice.
Cause from afar, you could easily mistake them for Canadian..?

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Cause from afar, you could easily mistake them for Canadian..?
Haha...that could very well be. It has been that way since at least 2006.

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I had that game on a little earlier.

I just couldn't do it. The commentating alone could have put me to sleep. I tried watching them play hockey and all I could think was the word "boring".

I've spoiled myself with professional hockey, men's hockey. This was just too slow for me to watch. I'm now watching speed skating (kind of, it's on in the background).

If they broadcasted women's hockey at 1.3 times it's original speed then it might be bearable in terms of pace.

I'll probably force myself to watch when it's canada, or the medal round in general. Good on most of you who seem to be able to stand watching it.

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I had that game on a little earlier.

I just couldn't do it. The commentating alone could have put me to sleep. I tried watching them play hockey and all I could think was the word "boring".

I've spoiled myself with professional hockey, men's hockey. This was just too slow for me to watch. I'm now watching speed skating (kind of, it's on in the background).

If they broadcasted women's hockey at 1.3 times it's original speed then it might be bearable in terms of pace.

I'll probably force myself to watch when it's canada, or the medal round in general. Good on most of you who seem to be able to stand watching it.
I normally feel the same way. Maybe I'm just starting to appreciate it more for what it is, than wanting it to be the equivalent to the men's game (there really is no comparison, and that is to say the least).


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Damn, didn't know it was on. I'll be switching back n forth between the Canada game and the Devils game.

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Sweden wins!

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Wow, what a civilized thread. Awesome.

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I am more impressed by the Swiss...they battled hard. Got some rough breaks, but kept motoring.

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Women suck!

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Hockey is Hockey, but man its a massive difference. The slow pace is really hard to watch sometimes. Its nice to watch, but it really needs to get competitive

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Not when you're hungry!

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Hockey is Hockey, but man its a massive difference. The slow pace is really hard to watch sometimes. Its nice to watch, but it really needs to get competitive
I think that's part of what is lacking without the physicality, it doesn't seem very competitive because it lacks that sort of emotion. Still better than the stuff they had on the main NBC channel.

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