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Post #1 by Hooker » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:42 pm

Haha, they have five left-handed defensemen and only three right-handed ones. They are going to lose big time.
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Post #2 by Macbeth » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:06 pm

Blue wrote:They can handle Nedved.


Can they handle Tomas Kaberle, though ?
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Post #3 by Big Susf » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:08 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Pacioretty HAS to be replaced by Okposo.


I've been advocating that for a while now. He's on a tear, bringing in someone who is hot is a good thing.

18 points in his last 17 games. He's a much better fit on a lower line then Ryan.
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Post #4 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:21 pm

Not sure why the Americans should be concerned over carrying five left handed defensemen.
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Post #5 by clawfirst » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:03 am

Yeah but no Bozak to make it...yeah I ...just can't
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Post #6 by Big Susf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:07 am

embracedbias wrote:Okposo relies on good canadian boy Jon Tavares and is very very ugly.



http://www.extraskater.com/player/166/kyle-okposo

I don't care if he makes it but comparing him with Ryan, I think I take Okposo for these two weeks.

He's much more versatile and you can slot him anywhere.

Plus, as the Team U.S. coaching staff and front office has said, they only see Ryan as a top-six winger.
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Post #7 by clawfirst » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:18 am

Can he spell intensity?
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Post #8 by Big Susf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:23 am

Yes he can and it's better then Tyler Ballsack.

Schneider should be going. He's been lights out.
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Post #9 by Big Susf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:35 am

I'm a realist, it won't do much either way if Canada can gel even the slightest bit.

Shero and Blysma piss me off.
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Post #10 by Big Susf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:04 am

Blue wrote:I don't know why people always say this about Canada. This is not all all-star game. Canada does not win gold at the Olympics every time out to be sure.

On the big ice over there, I'd be looking at Russia to win this, if they get great goaltending.


I know it's not an all-star game, which is why I said they need to gel as a team and if they do, damage will be done.

Russia is a big threat too but I just envision Canada dominating.

Fleury just has to hold the fort down.

I don't think it will take long to figure out different angles to adjust on big ice.
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Post #11 by AD » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:16 am

Fleury?
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Post #12 by Germz » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:20 am

The smart money is on Finland this time around.
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Post #13 by Big Susf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:26 am

Blue wrote:maybe he is inferring Price and Luongo suck


I see Babcock going with Fleury after Lou collapses.

Who knows but it's just a guess.

I'd start Price.
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Post #14 by AD » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:30 am

Theoren Fleury?
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Post #15 by Big Susf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:31 am

AD wrote:Theoren Fleury?


I'm playing the dumb American schtick and showing I care nothing about Hockey Canada.
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Post #16 by AD » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:33 am

Filo Rasmussen wrote:I'm playing the dumb American schtick and showing I care nothing about Hockey Canada.


You're doing it remarkably well i'd say.
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Post #17 by Big Susf » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:36 am

AD wrote:You're doing it remarkably well i'd say.


or am I just backtracking? :paranoid:
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Post #18 by VLoo » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:45 am

"Schtick"

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Post #19 by Dr_Chimera » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:59 pm

The Sisu will be there.
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Post #20 by Germz » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Blue wrote:Mikko Koivu, Filppula will not be there


They are better off.
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Post #21 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:09 pm

The Americans, as they did in 2002 and 2010, will put forth the best overall performance.
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Post #22 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:26 pm

embracedbias wrote:Because they are always the best team on paper, blue. 3 for the last 5 best-on-best tourney's seems about right.


I think you mean 3 of 4 LOL!
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Post #23 by Craig » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:28 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Team Minnesota:

Zach Parise - David Backes - Kyle Okposo
Dustin Byfuglien - Derek Stepan - Blake Wheeler
Peter Mueller - Nick Bjugstad - Jamie Langenbrunner
Jordan Schroeder - Matt Cullen - Matt Hendricks
Ben Hanowski - Brock Nelson - Ryan Carter

Paul Martin - Erik Johnson
Ryan McDonaugh - Justin Faulk
Alex Goligoski - Matt Niskanen
Jake Gardiner - Nick Leddy

Alex Stalock
Jeff Frazee

Would stand a decent chance of medaling. About even with Russia and Sweden.


Closer to Finland.
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Post #24 by Roughneck » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:28 pm

Dr_Chimera wrote:The Sisu will be there.


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Post #25 by NyQuil » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:57 pm

And it's MY UNITED STATES OF WHATEVER!
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Post #26 by Roughneck » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:37 am

Ryan Suter must be wondering what he did to deserve this.
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Post #27 by WTF » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:21 pm

Blue wrote:Patrick Kane calls Phil Kessel "probably the best guy I've ever played with. He's unbelievable."

Take that JONATHAN FUCKING TOEWS

(and Hossa)


I guess Kane doesn't think very much about DEM INTANGIBLES
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Post #28 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:45 pm

Some great players in this tournament, eh fellas?
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Post #29 by WTF » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Blue wrote:Kaner realizes Toews work with hunger in Africa doesn't help on the ice


Kane should be more appreciative of Toews' efforts. They probably keep the Nigerian scammers and Somali pirates off his back.
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Post #30 by Twitter bArt » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:42 pm

guess we can lock this one up for another 4 years
:mkbét::lr: :lr:

OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone

It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.

Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."

...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...

Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.


:lr: :lr: :lr:
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Post #31 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:44 pm

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Post #32 by Big Susf » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:58 pm

As Captain of the team, I hold Parise accountable for the lack of effort. Completely unacceptable.
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Post #33 by Roughneck » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:07 pm

It's hard for Parise to show effort when he only now realizes that his dad ruined his career before it even started by raising him in Minnesota instead of Canada.
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Post #34 by Big Susf » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Roughneck wrote:It's hard for Parise to show effort when he only now realizes that his dad ruined his career before it even started by raising him in Minnesota instead of Canada.


his dad meddled all over the place when it came to trying to re-sign him. almost too close to tampering.

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