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MY 2010 Olympic final MVP - Chris Pronger. Pick yours.

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02-28-2010, 06:46 PM
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I'd say Nash. He was pretty consistent from beginning to end, and played his guts out. Him or Toews. Doughty was shaking in a couple of games, outstanding in more, but I'd still go with Nash. I was always a fan, but now I am a superfan of his.

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MVP for final = nieds.. i dont see how this could be debated.. he CALMED everyone controlled the pace of play when he saw fit and basically did not have any mistake except for one..

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there were a couple passengers. Staal, Iginla and Crosby to name a few. Staal especially though. Crosby and Iginla were just invisible, but Staal was making dumb play after dumb play out there.
Wow really? Someone was watching a different game than I was!

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02-28-2010, 06:49 PM
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Was really impressed with Niedermayer and Pronger on the Canadian side. Those two guys had to take some flak coming into this game, but they finally showed why Yzerman made the right decision by selecting them.
Aside from the two veterans, Toews and Nash had great games. Crosby, obviously, will be mentioned due to the game-winner.

On the US side, both Johnsons looked really good. Parise and Miller are obvious.

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there were a couple passengers. [...] Crosby and Iginla were just invisible

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Pronger was freaking awful all tournament long. To consider him in the top five is a joke.

Miller was MVP.
I was talking only about todays gold medal game.

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02-28-2010, 06:50 PM
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Pronger was freaking awful all tournament long. To consider him in the top five is a joke.

Miller was MVP.
We are talking about the MVP of the final and I suppose you are not the only one who missed that.

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02-28-2010, 06:52 PM
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Miller was outstanding as he only gave up 8 goals in 6 games. Hard to find any fault in his game as he put the Americans on his back. MVP material all the way.

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Pronger had a shaky start but played clutch down the stretch today, he stuck with it and didn't panic, the human rake was good tonight,

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02-28-2010, 06:58 PM
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I don't really see how it isn't Miller. He turned a U.S. team that was probably the sixth best in this tournament talent-wise coming in and it took overtime in the gold medal game for them to be eliminated.

Not to say that Canada didn't have some great performances (Toews was probably the best forward in the tournament), but Miller had much more value to the U.S. team than any Canadian player had to Canada. That, to me, signifies MVP.
The only trouble I have with picking Miller is that...picking a goalie as the MVP...kinda' diminishes that TEAM's performance...and I don't want to see that happen here because...truth is...USA just put together an incredible run start<>finish in this tournament...I have no trouble admitting that..short of the Golden goal...USA had the better overall tournament.

This is why Parise has to be given extensive consideration as 'best player'

But...

The real bottom line here is...this tournament was a total package which effectivley reminded everyone of why hockey is the truest of ALL team sports.

LOL. I say all this and still can't pick an MVP of this game....

Corey Perry was excellent.

Crosby had the historic goal though. I gives it to 87.

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02-28-2010, 07:02 PM
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Pronger struggled early in the tourny, but he was awesome today... all the little things, the poise, puck control, getting the puck up the ice... He proved his worth today

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02-28-2010, 07:06 PM
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The fan who made that makeshift giant Canadian flag out of gold ball retriever and who ended up giving it to Team Canada to run around the ice as the Stanley Cup.
That was pretty cool.

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02-28-2010, 07:09 PM
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I don't really see how it isn't Miller.
Read the OP, you'll understand.

Toews was excellent tonight and all tournament. I'll go with him.

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For Canada, Patrick Marleau. He didn't get a lot of points but did a lot of very good things that led to goals. He was Canada's best player on the boards, best penalty killer and along with Toews and Nash their best defensive player. If they awarded "3rd assists" Marleau would have led the team in scoring.

I have to admit that the Gold Medal game was the only time I saw the USA play, but I saw a lot of Canada and the European teams.

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02-28-2010, 07:20 PM
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Toews. No doubt.

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Miller had a great tournament but was outplayed in the one that mattered most. He needed the post a few times tonight to allow it to be that close.

MVP tonight was Luongold. For entire tournament, tie between Miller and Demitra.

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02-28-2010, 07:27 PM
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Suter also had a very good game. In the 3rd it looked like he was everywhere.

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02-28-2010, 07:28 PM
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Read the OP, you'll understand.

Toews was excellent tonight and all tournament. I'll go with him.
Fair enough. Toews is a solid pick in that case. So is Miller really.

I don't think Luongo's performance tonight was on par with Miller's, though. I had a feeling that the rebounds he was giving up were going to come back and burn him at some point. That doesn't mean that he was bad, though. He was still good for the most part and was great at some points when he had to be.

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For the tournament,


Ryan Miller

Pavol Demitra

Jonathan Toews

in that order

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Pronger....? seriously?

What Olympic final were you watching?

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Niedermayer - looked great all game after a shaky tournament... amazing big game player.

Kesler - scored the first goal obviously, but had great jump in his step all game at both ends of the rink.

Miller

Toews - Canada's best forward, elevated his game when it counted...

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Miller

edit: thought you meant the entire olympics.

if you're talking about this final game. It's pretty easy.

Crosby.

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Ryan freaking Miller, baby!

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Write in this thread who you thought was the final MVP and also why, otherwise you canīt write it here:

My choice is Chris Pronger. My arguments are that he shut down the entire ice in this final. USA could have scored 3-4 more goals if someone else had his minutes. He just blocked everything, pucks, bodies, along the boards, he closed down everything. Just a defensive superstar performance. He simply was the best in Team Canada when it mattered the most once again.

Edit: I am talking about final game MVP.
So most tend to agree, anybody else except Pronger. I think that's your Flyer fan talking.


P.S. Who gets an MVP for one game? Miller all the way for the tournament.

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1. Miller
2. Toews
3. Parise

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