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

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02-28-2010, 08:09 PM
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Interesting choice...Pronger showed a lot of poise after having a rough start to the tourney.

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02-28-2010, 08:33 PM
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I think this is strictly the gold medal game the OP is talking about so Pronger

Or crosby, but I liked Prongers all around game. Thought he and Nieds were the best dmen by a mile.

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Any one of these three could be MVP, Richards, Toews or Nash, there line was awesome and shut down the big line for the USA.
Toews +9
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Nash +5

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For the gold medal game Toews, Nieds, or Parise all have legitimate arguments.

For the tournament overall it had to be Miller.

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Crosby won us the Gold in Overtime!

Really !? Never would've guessed!

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How could you pick Pronger over Weber?

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For the final game? Niedermeyer. Had a ridiculous game except for one brutal giveaway which I guess because it was saved, kind of indirectly led to Crosby scoring. Was all over the ice, keeping pucks in, making great reads.

For the tourney? Miller, though I wouldn't say by a mile.

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Crosby
Doughty
Luongo
Too funny, I don't think Luongo handled three pucks cleanly the entire game. TC won in spite of him, not because of him.

For the game: Toews/Parise

For the tourney: Miller

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03-01-2010, 10:33 AM
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Yeah, he was great for Canada, especially when he choked on that last goal to lose it

If we're talking about the gold medal game only, selecting Miller is laughable. He was beaten cleanly FIVE times in that game.

Luongo was the MVP. He had by far the most pressure on him of any player out there and came up big in the win. Not a single bad goal against him.


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Yeah, he was great for Canada

If we're talking about the gold medal game only, selecting Miller is laughable.

Luongo was the MVP. He had by far the most pressure on him of any player out there and came up big in the win. Not a single bad goal against him.
No way was Luongo the MVP of the final game. I'm not saying Miller was, but Luongo looked severely shaky at times. The Canadians did a great job of doing what the US did for Miller the first game. Keep shots from the outside and give him a chance to see the puck.


For the game, I'd say Toews, Kane looked unbelievable too. He was possession king yesterday.

My personal favorite was Erik Johnson. He carried the puck through the neutral zone with ease it seemed.

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Too funny, I don't think Luongo handled three pucks cleanly the entire game. TC won in spite of him, not because of him.
Too funny. I guess you saw NBC's fair and unbiased coverage. They thought there were WMDs as well.

I'm sure Luongo will take his 0.941 Sv% (higher if one doesn't count the offside goal) and gold medal and laugh at the lame critics. I know I am.

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No way was Luongo the MVP of the final game. I'm not saying Miller was, but Luongo looked severely shaky at times. ...
NBC. No doubt they were pimping Miller all day. BTW, since when were goalies judged by style points? I have not seen that stat listed in box scores. He had maybe two bobbles all day and not single bad goal against. He also faced by far the most pressure of any player out there. Anyone who denies that is dishonest.

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All fine choices (except for Pronger), I'm surprised there isn't mention of Kane..Setup both US goals, had the puck a LOT, and hustled back to keep Crosby from putting the game out of reach...Toews, started out a bit player (Babcock didn't know what he had) and turned into 1 of Canada's most important players, and leading scorer. A future Team Canada captain...

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NBC. No doubt they were pimping Miller all day. BTW, since when were goalies judged by style points? I have not seen that stat listed in box scores. He had maybe two bobbles all day and not single bad goal against. He also faced by far the most pressure of any player out there. Anyone who denies that is dishonest.
I'm just saying the choices are much better. Toews was the best player for Canada. If we wanted to go: MVP of the game has to be player from team that won, it would go Toews.

Otherwise you could make the argument Kane could have gotten it. He looked unreal.

For the record here to: I'm an American, and if I had to select the best player from that game, it's Toews without question. Of the tournament, it's gotta be Miller. He was arguably the best player on any team for two straight weeks.

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I'm just saying the choices are much better. Toews was the best player for Canada. If we wanted to go: MVP of the game has to be player from team that won, it would go Toews.

Otherwise you could make the argument Kane could have gotten it. He looked unreal.

For the record here to: I'm an American, and if I had to select the best player from that game, it's Toews without question.
Toews was good early, but then was shutdown. Anyone selecting Nieds didn't analyze that tying goal. He made a bonehead play by leaving the far post coverage and allowing, not one, but two guys to attack the net. If he had stayed where he was, that tying goal doesn't happen. It was a critical error. Therefore, no MVP for him.

The choice of Pronger is also questionable. He had a terrible tourny and was benched more than once. In the final game he didn't play the top role. He was on the bottom pairings.

Only one guy played well the entire 60 mins and faced the most pressure and that was Luongo. A 0.941 Sv% is one of the best ever posted by a goalie in a gold medal game. He was the MVP.

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For the game, I say Parise, just edging out Teows. Have to consider Crosby, since he scored the winner (and I'm not a fan of the Kid).

Can I gave a VERY honorable mention to the fans? Thought they were really classy, and showed their hockey acumen by giving Miller such a rousing ovation for his terrific tournament. Really cool to watch, even though I was hurting for my team.

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Niedermayer for Canada.

Parise for USA.

I don't think it can be debated that Ryan Miller was the MVP of the Olympic Tournament though. It was tough watching him after the game.

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For the game, I say Parise, just edging out Teows. Have to consider Crosby, since he scored the winner (and I'm not a fan of the Kid).

Can I gave a VERY honorable mention to the fans? Thought they were really classy, and showed their hockey acumen by giving Miller such a rousing ovation for his terrific tournament. Really cool to watch, even though I was hurting for my team.
Absolutely! Agree with you 100%.

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Toews was good early, but then was shutdown. Anyone selecting Nieds didn't analyze that tying goal. He made a bonehead play by leaving the far post coverage and allowing, not one, but two guys to attack the net. If he had stayed where he was, that tying goal doesn't happen. It was a critical error. Therefore, no MVP for him.

The choice of Pronger is also questionable. He had a terrible tourny and was benched more than once. In the final game he didn't play the top role. He was on the bottom pairings.

Only one guy played well the entire 60 mins and faced the most pressure and that was Luongo. A 0.941 Sv% is one of the best ever posted by a goalie in a gold medal game. He was the MVP.

I'm sorry to me he just did not put an MVP performance. I though Kane was the MVP. It maybe a homer vote, but with how close this game was, I don't think you can blame me.

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