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02-28-2010, 06:01 PM
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Parise-Statsny-Kane
Ryan-Kesler-Kessel
JVR-Pavelski-Okposo
Booth-Backes-Brown
Malone (35), Connolly (34), Callahan (32) Oshie, Langenbrunner (38)

EJ-Bogosian
Suter-Martin
JJ-Gleason
Orpik (34), Ballard (32), Rafalski (41)

Miller (33)
Howard

Everyone who is not mentioned is under 30 and I don't think too many people had Kane penciled into their 2006 post-discussion, who knows who will burst onto the scene. There is a lot to look forward from this USA team including several blue chips (Bogosian, JVR, Okposo) and several guys who are just scratching the surface of their abilities (Ryan, EJ, JJ, not to mention 21 year-old Patrick Kane). There is a lot of first-line talent and #1 d-men in the above line-up.

But for now, lets just enjoy their efforts.
Colin Wilson will likely be challenging for a spot in a few years too.

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02-28-2010, 06:01 PM
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Great effort! Stand tall and don't hang your heads, you made us proud!!

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Thanks for the good game USA.

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Hey Canada, let's do this again in 2014. We'll bring the boys from Finland, Slovakia, Russia, Sweden, and Germany. We'll find some others who can play too.

Canada, you bring the beer. Germany, brats and sausage. Russia, we'll have it at your place and you can bring the vodka. We'll have us a party. Good times.
Sweet post. I'm down.

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02-28-2010, 06:03 PM
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I'd sure hate to face you guys 4 years from now.

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02-28-2010, 06:04 PM
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The Americans were absolutely amazing.

If they did the game over I'm not sure Canada would win it, so close it was.

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02-28-2010, 06:04 PM
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Congrats USA....you guys did very well.

Parise had us scared in the final minute....and Miller was a beast.

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02-28-2010, 06:05 PM
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And one other thing. **** Don Cherry.

I don't think Cherry is going to sleep well tonight.
I agree. He's probably out on Younge street partying like everyone else.

Team USA was excellent. It honestly could have gone either way, there was no luck involved. Just two highly skilled and hard-working teams, and one got the slight upper hand on a single great shot. Win or lose, both teams should be proud.

The best part is, they both have young teams, and I predict more of the same in 2014.

Congrats Team USA and to the entire country for winning the overall medal standings. It couldn't happen to a better neighbor. You're our only neighbor, but you get my point.

Cheers!

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02-28-2010, 06:06 PM
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The future is bright for USA hockey. They had their coming out party this Olympics, and they'll be putting on a show and I think be one of the favourites in Sochi (if NHLers are allowed to compete).

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02-28-2010, 06:07 PM
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Nothing to be ashamed of, especially for how many "experts" and others that didn't think this team could snag a medal

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02-28-2010, 06:08 PM
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Re-tooling

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Parise-Statsny-Kane
Ryan-Kesler-Kessel
JVR-Pavelski-Okposo
Booth-Backes-Brown
Malone (35), Connolly (34), Callahan (32) Oshie, Langenbrunner (38)

EJ-Bogosian
Suter-Martin
JJ-Gleason
Orpik (34), Ballard (32), Rafalski (41)

Miller (33)
Howard

Everyone who is not mentioned is under 30 and I don't think too many people had Kane penciled into their 2006 post-discussion, who knows who will burst onto the scene. There is a lot to look forward from this USA team including several blue chips (Bogosian, JVR, Okposo) and several guys who are just scratching the surface of their abilities (Ryan, EJ, JJ, not to mention 21 year-old Patrick Kane). There is a lot of first-line talent and #1 d-men in the above line-up.

But for now, lets just enjoy their efforts.
US is on its way to re-tooling their team from their 1996 World Cup team. Like Canada between the mid to late 90's, US player development slipped. Getting retooled now.

Have to wait and see if the NHL goes to 2014 or not. Should be interesting to see what every other country has going into 2014.

Sweden will transition from some veterans like Lidstrom, Forsberg, Modin, Ohlund, etc. to some of their youngsters that were recently drafted into the NHL like Hedman, MPS, OEL, etc.

Finland needs a major influx of youth with Selanne, S. Koivu, Salo, likely done internationally. Haven't seen many young Fins excel in the NHL lately, so hopefully they follow the Swedes and improve their development of players.

Czechs and Slovaks both have aging vets and need younger players to develop.

Russia, have tonnes of offense up front and goaltending, but need to develop some Dmen.

We'll have to wait and see whether both US and Canada can perform outside of North America. Nagano and Turin they were both out of it early.

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02-28-2010, 06:08 PM
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I'd sure hate to face you guys 4 years from now.
I'd love it, great hockey.

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02-28-2010, 06:10 PM
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I'm still upset we didn't take Yandle (homer, I know), but I'm very proud of what this team accomplished.

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02-28-2010, 06:10 PM
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Congrats to team USA, you were scary tonight, and in 4 years i wont be surprised if we're on the other side of the end results.

I would like to take this chance to appologize for the rest of canadian fans... some of these threads and the trolls that decided to rear their ugly heads are embarrassing.

I'm sorry we're such awful winners, great game, hockey like i've never seen before.
Looking forward to 2014.

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02-28-2010, 06:11 PM
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Congratulations to team USA, definitely a great performance and they shut up all those naysayers. Looking forward to facing you guys in the future (unless of course that ****** Bettman decides not to let NHL players play in the Olympics anymore). Great game!

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02-28-2010, 06:13 PM
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Great tournament start to finish for Team USA. Someting to be proud of.
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02-28-2010, 06:13 PM
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Great effort. you were so close to winning it all. Congrats on a fine tournament.

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02-28-2010, 06:16 PM
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I feel bad for Zach Parise. He looked devastated receiving his Silver medal. He's the big goal, big moment guy for the USA. I bet he's regretting that chance he had down the left wing (I don't think it was exactly a 2 on 1 and didn't have a great angle, but still.

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02-28-2010, 06:19 PM
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This is so painful. But I love these guys and what they did. I couldn't be any more proud of them and what they did.

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02-28-2010, 06:19 PM
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i cant beleive it... i wanna cry. of all the people to score it had to be ***** boy crosby


Love the US guys. great ****ing job USA! we weren't even predicted to get a medal! Zach Parise, you are a boss and im glad i have the honor of watching you play on my team.

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02-28-2010, 06:21 PM
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i cant beleive it... i wanna cry. of all the people to score it had to be ***** boy crosby

I know how you feel, tears did flow when I saw them getting the Silver. Hope our boys made Herb proud up in heaven.

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02-28-2010, 06:21 PM
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Great job BLUE!

I thought the American Team would be real good, but they exceeded my expectations. they proved to be as good as any Team in the tourney.
thanks for the fun, YOU RULE, Team USA!

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02-28-2010, 06:22 PM
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I feel bad for Zach Parise. He looked devastated receiving his Silver medal. He's the big goal, big moment guy for the USA. I bet he's regretting that chance he had down the left wing (I don't think it was exactly a 2 on 1 and didn't have a great angle, but still.
Zach Parise was the best skater in the tournament. He is money.

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02-28-2010, 06:22 PM
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congrats to Canada, you earned that gold. Sid, I love you in a Pens uniform, but damn, that was a dagger through our hearts today. You now owe Pittsburgh another Cup this year buddy....

I am proud of our boys. They played their hearts out & left everything on the ice. I'm pissed that we lost, but we have nothing to hang our heads about. We are a hockey superpower as well & we don't have to apologize to anyone. This is our game as well....

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02-28-2010, 06:23 PM
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Man, Canadians are too damn nice. How quickly you forget the incessant gloating and chest-thumping of the american's after the round robin game.

I appreciate team USA giving me the opportunity to savour the dejected looks on their faces. Thank you! better luck next time!
Now you are just being an ass.

Hats off to my fav player Ryan Kesler, I was impressed with his and Parise's performance.

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