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Sochi 2014: Team Canada vs. Team Norway – Open Thread

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This morning, The Phil did a bit of this:

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Credit: Bostinno

And then Phil and JvR did some of this:

Credit: Jeffler

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.

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ShiftyD
ShiftyD

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."

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Kesler to JVR to Kessel for goal 6 :D

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

So when is vacation over for the rest of the players not in the Olympics ?

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Yeah the 4th US goal looked like Kessel but it was clearly Backes (as awarded) on the overhead replay

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Whats with the Slovakian team and habs goalies..........Halak and Budaj

traNsplantEdneWfie
traNsplantEdneWfie

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.

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Kessel looks good in this game, flying. JVR looks good too. Other guys looked pretty good as well but f them ;D

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

They are talking about Slovakia's speed but the USA is killing them with their speed

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

A couple of times in this 1st they have referred to Kessel as Kesler........geez

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Backes, JVR and Kessel is an interesting mix. Backes even wears...........wait for it..........#42  LOL

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

Canada Norway replay on TV at 7:30 pm as well for anyone who missed it

vinoa
vinoa

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.

wiski
wiski

Is there a replay of that?

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

you know who'd look good on this team Canada? Morgan Rielly (Blue and White glasses firmly on) : )

juliesucks
juliesucks

Really hope Duchene plays tomorrow

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@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.

wiski
wiski

@vinoa  Cherry said he was gonna bring a couple home with him.

vinoa
vinoa

@Murph2417 Yeah I remember you weren't too happy with their solution either. I think only the sickest people could abuse animals.

vinoa
vinoa

 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?

traNsplantEdneWfie
traNsplantEdneWfie

@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.

Bobsyouruncle
Bobsyouruncle

@Murph2417 I figure it's about 50/50 that Rob Ford will do something stupid to knock the Olympics off the front page before this thing is over. But The Bullshit Hurts thinks the press should leave poor Robby alone.. LMFAO

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@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

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@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.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@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.  

vinoa
vinoa

@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?

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@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.

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@The Truth Hurts      I missed it. Was it the bobsledder they were talking about with 2 broken legs, concussion etc?