This morning, The Phil did a bit of this:
And then Phil and JvR did some of this:
En route to a 7-1 win over Slovakia which included a goal and two assists for Kessel and two assists for JvR.
Now it’s Team Canada’s turn to look convincing while destroying a lesser hockey nation.
PK Subban and Matt Duchene will not play; Martin St. Louis and Dan Hamhuis will be the 13th forward and 7th defenceman respectively.
Let’s go, Canada.
This was interesting from that article Probably should have read it sooner LOL
Why Bolland is practicing with the Knights
"- There are no conditioning assignments allowed until Feb. 19, so players like recovering Leafs centre Dave Bolland can’t go down to the AHL until their peers are also back at practice."
Yeah the 4th US goal looked like Kessel but it was clearly Backes (as awarded) on the overhead replay
I watched some of both games today and here's what stood out the most for me.
In the US game there was a lot of back-and-forth play. This allows for teams to rush the puck and speed to the outside was obviously in favour of the US. the open ice really played to the advantage of the US in this game.
In the Canada game the play was almost always in the Norwegian end. This resulted in a lot of cycling play in the corners and out to the points. Canada did not get to use their speed on the rush much at all from what I saw. The cycle game seemed to make it much harder to score because Norway did a decent job of keeping Canada to the outside.
I hope that when Canada starts to play better teams, they will have a lot more rushes and create offense with their speed from 2 on 1's or 3 on 2's.
My 2 cents.
Kessel looks good in this game, flying. JVR looks good too. Other guys looked pretty good as well but f them ;D
Backes, JVR and Kessel is an interesting mix. Backes even wears...........wait for it..........#42 LOL
Someone on here mentioned the stray dog issue in Sochi the other day. There's an American skier trying to save as many as he can down there.
A win a win. The team needs the warm up but they should ramp up the urgency. Got to give it to Norway. they were sacrificing their body to block shots.
Same Bat time tomorrow gents.
Good start for the Gold Medalists...Babcock has to get Kunitz off the 1 PP unit though. That's a Carlyle move.
@Shift_Disturber1 Yeah its not allowed.
@Burtonboy I thought someone said practices can resume on the 19th?
@traNsplantEdneWfie Yeah the US-Slovakia game was a much more wide open game. Turn overs and transitions really played to the US's speed game and they have a skilled group.
Norway played a much tighter and stricter defensive game.
@Radar O'Rielly He lost his job today. Unless, of course, Luongo losses his too.
@Murph2417 My snow blower just broke down eh!
@Jmessih Thanks. Saved me hunting
@The Truth Hurts Bonus points available for the bobsledder
@wiskiCanada game? Try this
@juliesucks Nope....it's a Babcock move ;) lol
@CanuckUKinToronto I thought you could see Canada getting comfortable on the big ice under game conditions as the game went along. Next game will be even better
@Murph2417 Yeah I remember you weren't too happy with their solution either. I think only the sickest people could abuse animals.
Yeah but doing it low key and without publicity's no good for your image. I still think that if stray dogs are a serious concern, a country shouldn't be wasting money on the Olympics.
Also when you say shoot you don't actually mean that they're shooting the dogs to death? That has to be against some law right?
@The Truth Hurts His reaction wasn't about Crosby not being a good player. He just took it to mean that Canada should be owning this tournament.
For the record, my dad doesn't really watch much hockey these days. So Crosby's one of the players he consistently hears about. No need to give me a douche response though.
@Jmessih @traNsplantEdneWfie @Radar O'Rielly In this type of tournament you get one chance to prove yourself. Price let in a bad goal and a giveaway behind the net. What was he doing stopping the puck for his defensemen on a penalty kill? When you're outnumbered you know they're going to get the puck instead of your own teammate. It was a bad play. If Luongo doesn't do anything stupid or let in a weak goal, he's the guy they will go with IMO.
@Leafs rule @wendelsway1 @Murph2417 @The Truth Hurts LOL..can only speak for mine in saying he'll keep anything from a Habs fan to roaming cats off the property. Won't let anyone walk in the house without being let in by a family member. He's not a barker, so you don't even see him coming.....will take up his stance and growl.....has only happened twice and both were smart enough to back the fuck up and ring the doorbell. lol
@The Truth Hurts Mine was locked in a garage for months and then left at a rescue. Best dog ever....but did have to train him....took to me immediately, but would get antsy if anyone tried to get near me...lol He's fine now.....but always keeps me in his sight.....and remains aloof with people, other than the family. I don't see that as a problem as it is a Mastiff trait.
@The Truth Hurts Makes me sick to my stomach....all my dogs have been/will be rescues. Don't need pedigree to be a great dog....hell, I think it's the ones that are abandoned and mistreated that turn out to be the best dogs.....really think they appreciate a good home the most.
@The Truth Hurts Yeah that's pretty messed up. I know someone else mentioned that it happens in Canada as well but you don't hear about it. Is there some kind of organization that will neuter these dogs instead of killing them?
@The Truth Hurts Good question....there has to be some sort of all clear protocol......why wasn't it followed? Somebody's got some explaining to do.
@The Truth Hurts I missed it. Was it the bobsledder they were talking about with 2 broken legs, concussion etc?
@The Truth Hurts LOL....always gotta stir the pot....lol :)
@The Truth Hurts Yeah I guess context was missing. Thanks for the consistent douchery though.