Team Canada vs. Team Finland Open Thread

Team Canada vs. Team Finland Open Thread

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Team Canada’s first real test comes today versus Finland.

No P.K. Subban or Martin St. Louis, Patrick Sharp draws back in.

Go Canada and Go Komarov.

Team Canada Olympic Roster & Starting Lineup

Team-Canada

Goalies: Roberto Luongo, Carey Price, Mike Smith

Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Shea Weber

Forwards: Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos (injured, will not play), Martin St. Louis, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews

Team Finland Olympic Roster & Starting Lineup

 

Team-Finland

Goalies: Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, Tuukka Rask

Defensemen: Lasse Kukkonen, Juuso Hietanen, Sami Lepistö, Olli Maatta, Sami Salo, Kimmo Timonen, Ossi Väänänen, Sami Vatanen

Forwards: Juhamatti Aaltonen, Aleksander Barkov, Valtteri Filppula (injured, will not play), Mikael Granlund, Jarkko Immonen, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Mikko Koivu (injured, will not play), Leo Komarov, Petri Kontiola, Lauri Korpikoski, Jori Lehterä, Antti Pihlström, Tuomo Ruutu, Sakari Salminen, Teemu Selänne

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Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

@DamoSpin: Mike Babcock has WJC gold, Olympic gold, SC ring & is unbeaten in Sochi. Yet some claim he is clueless. That's CAN hockey "culture."

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

Just when you thought House Of Cards couldn't get any better....BAM!!  They hit it out of the park.

Lovin' these Fritos BBQ corn chips!!!

Vape on!!

Cloud09
Cloud09

Lets all take a moment and remember 4-1/2 years ago Phil scoring his first goal as a Leaf. He selfishly took a goal away from Jason Blake but I don't think anyone would care nowadays. Long Live Phil and Go Leafs Go!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tshizVaOfrI

Bring the Cup Home
Bring the Cup Home

kessel is one of the best hockey players alive.  it just feels good to say that when it's true. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

Whats up with the new MLHS logo?

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

Teeing up season 2 of House Of Cards.  What a fantastic show.  Gotta have respect for Kevin Spacey (and Robin Wright).

Vape on!

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

"I always turn to the sports pages first, which record people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures" - Chief Justice Earl Warren

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Nice chatting, Guys, but I really need to get a few things done around here.....Ciao for now  :)

Mortagleus
Mortagleus

Yep Cant wait for Team Canada to play Team Kessel

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Cloud09  

Phil thought the puck was going to stop, go backwards and land squarely in the goalies crest.So rather than risk that, he tapped it in.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Cloud09  

More important, lets look back and remember how horrible 2/3rds of our 1st line was.  

Mitchell and Blake??  No wonder we finished second last, haha!!

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Quite a feat coming off serious shoulder surgery and testicular cancer operation.

Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

Bring: even better to say LEAF Kessel..... Go for maximum effect. :)

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@Bring the Cup Home  it feels good, after years of arguing with people who blindly follow the MSM's narrative of him being "one dimensional" or the leafs lost in that trade


Bruffins
Bruffins

@The_Polish_Cannon  

sucks for Seguin... I don't hate him now that he is off Boston. Actually rooting for him so Boston's second trade looks bad on them

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@Murph2417  Good for you, Murph.....I would expect no less from someone your age....Cheers to beers!

Cloud09
Cloud09

@.JVR. @Cloud09  And with Gus in net.. jeez


They certainly have come along way since then.

Cloud09
Cloud09

@Murph2417 @Cloud09  Yea, it was probably just a reaction to turning around and seeing the puck right there and tapped it in. 

Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

Know the feeling only too well. Gave up a long time ago, as I only discuss Leafs on this site. So sad MSM is able to mind control a huge section of the population without question. In the end the masses will see.....

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Marlies Man

I don't think this will have any effect on my body, haha ;)

BTW, what the hell is it susposed to be?

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@Murph2417  PS. Alpine is great beer, whenever I know of someone heading out east I get them to bring me back a case

Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

Appreciate the post. Will try to check out the Shadows of Liberty.

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@Waiting4LSC  More and more people are waking up to this fact. They tried the same tactics to get a war going with Iran but people weren't buying it. There's a really good documentary that came out recently that sheds light on the state of our media and how we arrived to this point. I highly recommend it, it's called Shadows Of Liberty

Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

Sir, I smiled as I read the post. Nail on the Head. The power of the Media is supposed to be checked, but sadly even that is corrupted. I am so glad this site brings knowledgeable people together.

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@Waiting4LSC  If MSM can convince a nation to go to war over "weapons of mass destruction" they can convince people that one of the best players in the game sucks

Cloud09
Cloud09

@.JVR. @Cloud09  To be honest it's more directed at Bon and the other soon to be seniors around here who are bitching about it. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Cloud09

Hmmm, I guess I must have jumped into a time machine and went forward many years, because I don't recall ever being called an old far before, haha.