Congratulations from Sweden. You really played your hearts out and are well deserving of the silver medal. I bet you are much better losers than Canada are winners aswell. Team Canada was the best team in the end tho. Team Sweden have alot to learn from both of the finalists.
if you don't want to hear the underdog stuff, talk to the media.
ANYWAY, i'm not all that upset. as many have pointed out the US team was just a bunch of kids in Canada, not really expected to do as well as they did. 4 years from now some other team can be the unexpected ones.
I love it. My team's players got an experience of a lifetime. USA defied all expectations and took the Canadians, to their own shock and awe, down to the last wire. No regrets. Nothing to be sad about Great game all around. Congrats to Canada and Drew Doughty. The best King won Now, hopefully he trades up for a silver cup.
"It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20." - Darryl Sutter's response to going up 2-0 in the series.
We didn't win gold, but we gave a gold medal winning performance. I can't complain for a second about our effort or our play, either today or throughout the tournament. Well done Team USA, I'm proud of you.
And congratulations to you Canada, a well deserved gold medal. Hopefully now that it's over all the anti-Canadian and anti-American trolling that has infected this board the last couple weeks (I'm guilty of it too) will go away.
I'm actually kind of pissed at the US team right now. They had no business being in this tournament and they looked like sour-pusses getting silver.
I know they could taste gold. But still, you guys got silver and we weren't even going to ask that much of you. Smile. You did us proud.
You go out there and bust your ass for 70 minutes or whatever and lose a game and then you sit there and smile and do jumping jacks and cheer.
They have every right to be pissed. They lost. But they're not going all Ohno-like out there, and THAT is the key difference. They're mad, but not over-the-top mad. It'll sink in that they did better than the "third at best" predictions that many gave with their Canada-Russia final.