2010 Olys GDT – Canada 3, U.S.A. 2 (OT) – Feb 28, 2010 @ 1:15 PM MST – CTV

By , February 27, 2010 9:12 am
Canada vs. USA - Gold Medal Final
CAN Canada 3 FINAL (OT) USA United States 2
Gold Medal Final
Date: Feb 28 @ 1:15 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada defeated Slovakia in Semifinal 3-2.
United States defeated Finland in Semifinal 6-1.

PRE-GAME RANT

Well I’m not too sure if anyone cares about this game. It should pretty much come and go without anyone even noticing really. Just another old game between Canada and the United States. Just a game for a piece of ductile metal. Meaningless.

Obviously I’m being facetious here. This is one of those moments in hockey history that could be remembered for a while. How it is remembered is yet to be known. These games really have been fantastic for Canada, and it’s my hope that one of the end points of the games will be fantastic as well.

I’m sure no American or Canadian hockey fan needs to be reminded what happened the last time these two teams met, on February 21st, but for those that don’t know, it was of course a 5-3 win for the United States. Canadians consider hockey to be “our game”. No one is allowed to be better at it than us, and at least on that day, the U.S. was. So everyone donning that red jersey Sunday should have a lot to prove. I expect a pretty damn good show from Canada, and what remains to be seen for me is who in the Red, White and Blue are going to be doing the same. I expect a pretty epic game.

No prediction for today… I don’t want to jinx anything. I have a lot of hope for Canada, but let’s just see how it pans out. Hopefully both teams deliver an entertaining package. That’s all either countries fans can ask!

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2010 Olys GDT – Canada 3, Slovakia 2 – Feb 26, 2010 @ 7:30 PM MST – CTV

By , February 25, 2010 10:18 pm
Olympic 2010 GDT - Slovakia vs. Canada
CAN Canada vs. SVK Slovakia
Semifinals
Date: Feb 26 @ 7:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Slovakia defeated Sweden in Quarterfinal 4-3.
Canada defeated Russia in Quarterfinal 7-3.

PRE-GAME RANT

Well Canada did the unthinkable in their last game… not just a win against a team they haven’t beaten at the Olympics in half a century, but a huge, 7-3 win. This team seams to finally have gotten it together, getting some secondary scoring. The goaltending is still a bit of a question mark, but I wouldn’t say Luongo let in anything particularly bad the last game. Slovakia, meanwhile, is getting some pretty spectacular goaltending from Jaroslav Halak. They also are coming off a big unexpected win of their own, vs. last Olympics’ winner Sweden. This could be another tough battle like the one vs. U.S.A., if Halak has his way.

I’m not even sure what to predict. I’m hoping that Canada’s offense is again firing on all cylinders and I’ll guess a 5-0 win for Canada.

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A few Oilers updates from the Sun

By , February 24, 2010 10:41 pm

Some highlights from the Edmonton Sun Article by Robert Tychkowski


The Oilers are back practicing again.

Gagner is still having problems with his knee. Two MRIs have been done on his knee and both have come back negative (i.e. nothing majorly wrong). It isn’t healing as quick as he’d like.

Souray had surgery on his hand and will be re-evaluated by the team soon.

Jacques is still having back problems despite receiving some cortisone shots.

Re-Khabibulin is scheduled to appear in court on Friday. The penalty for DUI in AZ is death by execution, from what I hear…

2010 Olys GDT – Canada 7, Russia 3 – Feb 24, 2010 @ 5:40 PM MST – CTV

By , February 23, 2010 10:51 pm
Canada vs. Russia
CAN Canada 7 FINAL RUS Russia 3
Quarterfinals
Date: Feb 24 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 2-1-0-1
Russia: 2-0-1-0

PRE-GAME RANT

Well, fresh off a big win over Germany (8-2), Canada now heads into another huge game. The Americans definitely were a huge test (which unfortunately Canada failed), however you have to wonder if the Russians are going to be an even tougher team to play against. It’ll be interesting to see how the Canadians handle what is possibly the scariest top line at the Olympics (with possible exception to the newly formed Staal, Crosby, Iginla line). This should be a high flying, exciting game, and I’m hoping Roberto Luongo will be up to the task. This will also be another step in the always-exciting Crosby vs. Ovechkin series.

Prediction: 5-4 Canada

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Monday Morning Standings, Olympic Edition

By , February 23, 2010 10:11 am

Finland Figure Skating...lets not forget to give props to the other countries in these Olympics too.

Well, I am really enjoying these Olympics. Canada is doing well regardless what the media or “experts” are saying (or how the Men’s hockey team is doing). Lots of 4th and 5th place finishes, and while they don’t equal medals, they are something to be proud of. Melissa Hollingsworth finishing 5th (pretty damn good if you ask me), and then crying because she felt she let her country down? Good grief. I bet the athletes can’t wait for the next Olympics where its not here and they don’t have this crazy pressure on them to medal. Plus the snafu’s of the early parts of the games are causing some foreign media to dub these games the worst ever? As far as I’m concerned they can eat a dick. Based on what I have seen/read, the fan support of these games is amazing and more than makes up for a couple of hiccups.

And hey, at least we are kicking ass in curling! Ladies curling is becoming a favorite of mine.

As for NHL standings, they are the same as last week.

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