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Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:21 pm
by claver2010
Solid win today 3-1 over Switzerland. Not good not bad bu whenever you have a group that hasn't played much at all together against a team that plays all the time together and a NHL goalie it isn't going to be easy. Gave up too many odd man rushes but Miller came up when he was called on.

0-0 Canada Norway after 1.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:50 pm
by flyingelvii
Canada looks really, really good. I also really want to see Russia play, just to see what they do on the Power Play. To think they can potentially roll a line of Ovechkin-Malkin-Semin with Kovy-Gonchar manning the point while still having guys like Markov and Datsyuk to come out for the second minute has to be terrifying for opposing PKs.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:42 am
by claver2010
3-0 Russia over Latvia over 1. Russia is extremely talented offensively (no shit) and Ovechkin has by far the hardest wrister, and is the best player, in the world. One negative is that their forwards showed absolutely zero interest in playing D. When Latvia gained the zone and was tied up along the boards you'd see one or two forwards fly up the ice.

International officials are always ummm interesting.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:17 am
by bignick33
I'm excited about the Czechs playing the Slovaks today. It should be much more competitive than the games yesterday.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:25 am
by shockdoct
Seemed the Swiss came out and started the physical play last night and the US responded quite well, but it will be interesting to see if the US continues to play this way.

The lack of an olympic ice surface could save them going forward as they have quite a few "power forward" players compared to the Parise/Kane types that usually thrive on the big sheet.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:22 pm
by EagleNYC
Canada was a steamroller yesterday. As good as Russia and Sweden are, the pressure has to be the biggest obstacle for them. I really can't fathom how intense it will be for the players.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:09 pm
by shockdoct
btw, NBC go DIAF. Not only did you bump CAN vs USA on Sunday night for more damn figure skating, but you pushed it to MSNBC...which is offered in HD to like 20% of the country.

Heaven forbid you have to drop some Mad Money or Monk reruns on CNBC-HD/USA-HD.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:07 pm
by claver2010
Why does the game of the night have to be at midnight?

Here's the schedule for today:
3-5:30 pm ET -- Finland vs. Belarus men, MSNBC
5:30-8 pm ET -- Canada vs. Sweden women, MSNBC
8-10 pm ET -- Sweden vs. Germany men, CNBC
10 pm-12:30 am ET -- Switzerland vs. Slovakia women, CNBC
12:30-2:30 am ET (THUR) -- Czech Republic vs. Slovakia men, CNBC

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:09 pm
by claver2010
shockdoct wrote:btw, NBC go DIAF. Not only did you bump CAN vs USA on Sunday night for more damn figure skating, but you pushed it to MSNBC...which is offered in HD to like 20% of the country.

Heaven forbid you have to drop some Mad Money or Monk reruns on CNBC-HD/USA-HD.


Now I'm going to have to miss the game because BC NU at 3:00 on ESPN

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:22 pm
by shockdoct
claver2010 wrote:
shockdoct wrote:btw, NBC go DIAF. Not only did you bump CAN vs USA on Sunday night for more damn figure skating, but you pushed it to MSNBC...which is offered in HD to like 20% of the country.

Heaven forbid you have to drop some Mad Money or Monk reruns on CNBC-HD/USA-HD.


Now I'm going to have to miss the game because BC NU at 3:00 on ESPN


I thought the US/CAN game was at 7:45 PM EST?

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:27 pm
by commavegarage
WTF is NBC doing. They can't put the game at least on USA? What a disaster.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:41 pm
by claver2010
shockdoct wrote:
claver2010 wrote:
shockdoct wrote:btw, NBC go DIAF. Not only did you bump CAN vs USA on Sunday night for more damn figure skating, but you pushed it to MSNBC...which is offered in HD to like 20% of the country.

Heaven forbid you have to drop some Mad Money or Monk reruns on CNBC-HD/USA-HD.


Now I'm going to have to miss the game because BC NU at 3:00 on ESPN


I thought the US/CAN game was at 7:45 PM EST?


:81

Stupid time differences

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:27 pm
by claver2010
Finland with a dominating 5-1 win over Belarus. Shots were something like 45-8.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:03 am
by claver2010
Why does the Czech-Slovak game have to start at 12:30 :81 :81 :81 :81 :81

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:11 am
by BCTG
these start times are brutal, must be appealing to the 6am vodka-swilling Czech viewers

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:37 am
by claver2010
1-0 Czech after 1. Pretty even thus far.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:44 am
by shockdoct
BCTG wrote:these start times are brutal, must be appealing to the 6am vodka-swilling Czech viewers


Only 9:30 out on the west coast..

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:04 am
by shockdoct
This is really enjoyable...I feel like I am watching the hockey of my youth.

Stumpel to Palffy intercepted by Jagr..

Did i just hear a Peter Bondra sighting?

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:06 am
by flyingelvii
shockdoct wrote:This is really enjoyable...I feel like I am watching the hockey of my youth.

Stumpel to Palffy intercepted by Jagr..

Did i just hear a Peter Bondra sighting?

He's the GM of the Slovak team. It is fun to see the random guys in the KHL back again.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:13 am
by shockdoct
flyingelvii wrote:
shockdoct wrote:This is really enjoyable...I feel like I am watching the hockey of my youth.

Stumpel to Palffy intercepted by Jagr..

Did i just hear a Peter Bondra sighting?

He's the GM of the Slovak team. It is fun to see the random guys in the KHL back again.


haha...Vladimir Ruzicka is the HC of the Czechs?!?

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:16 pm
by claver2010
6-1 win :flagus :flagus :flagus

Wasn't able to watch until late in the 3rd. Rafalski scored two late.


3-5:30 pm ET -- U.S. vs. Norway men, USA
5:30-8 pm ET -- U.S. vs. Finland women, MSNBC
8-10 pm ET -- Canada vs. Switzerland men, CNBC
10 pm-12:30 am ET -- Russia vs. China women, CNBC
12:30-2:30 am ET (FRI) -- Russia vs. Slovakia men, CNBC


Once again the best game of the night is at midnight ET. I believe last night the game started at 12 opposed to 12:30. Will be on the look out for that.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:05 pm
by claver2010
Be aware that games usually start 30 minutes earlier than listed on NHL's website.
:81 :81 :81 :81 :81

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:36 pm
by claver2010
Dear NBC:
In international hockey there is less time between whistles. Please don't cut to commercials between every whistle because if you do, you miss action. For example a Swiss goal to make the game 2-1.
Sincerely,
GFY

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:54 pm
by claver2010
Swiss dominated play for the last ~10 minutes of 2nd and score w/ 10 seconds to go to go into 3rd tied at 2. You could hear a pindrop in there, it's excellent.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:42 pm
by claver2010
Canada Swiss going into OT both have 1 point fighting for final.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:33 pm
by shockdoct
Stumbled upon a Canada bar around the corner from my apt...man what a crazy end. Canada definitely tightened up after the Swiss tied it.
Sid with the penalty shot goal..

If Canada lost that they would have been playing for a berth in the next round v the us on Sunday. Still the US can certainly clinch the top seed with a win sunday.

Thank you NBC for putting it on fucking msnbc. Fucking assholes.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:58 pm
by commavegarage
shockdoct wrote:Stumbled upon a Canada bar around the corner from my apt...man what a crazy end. Canada definitely tightened up after the Swiss tied it.
Sid with the penalty shot goal..

If Canada lost that they would have been playing for a berth in the next round v the us on Sunday. Still the US can certainly clinch the top seed with a win sunday.

Thank you NBC for putting it on fucking msnbc. Fucking assholes.


As I said before this is such a disgrace.

I can understand how NATIONALLY figure skating may be a bigger draw (nags), but I can't understand how it isn't on USA. It just makes no sense.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:50 am
by bchockey04
shockdoct wrote:Stumbled upon a Canada bar around the corner from my apt...man what a crazy end. Canada definitely tightened up after the Swiss tied it.
Sid with the penalty shot goal..

If Canada lost that they would have been playing for a berth in the next round v the us on Sunday. Still the US can certainly clinch the top seed with a win sunday.

Thank you NBC for putting it on fucking msnbc. Fucking assholes.


FYI every team advances no matter what the round robin statistics...

After every team plays 3 games...the rank all the teams 1-12, and top 4 get byes. Then 5 plays 12, 6 plays 11, etc...to determine who plays the top 4 teams in the quarter finals.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:15 pm
by shockdoct
bchockey04 wrote:
shockdoct wrote:Stumbled upon a Canada bar around the corner from my apt...man what a crazy end. Canada definitely tightened up after the Swiss tied it.
Sid with the penalty shot goal..

If Canada lost that they would have been playing for a berth in the next round v the us on Sunday. Still the US can certainly clinch the top seed with a win sunday.

Thank you NBC for putting it on fucking msnbc. Fucking assholes.


FYI every team advances no matter what the round robin statistics...

After every team plays 3 games...the rank all the teams 1-12, and top 4 get byes. Then 5 plays 12, 6 plays 11, etc...to determine who plays the top 4 teams in the quarter finals.


So much for listening to crazy canucks.

Re: Team USA -Men

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:42 pm
by b0mberMan
WHY AM I ONLY ALLOWED TO WATCH THIS GAME IN LOW D?