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2010 Olys GDT – Canada 8, Germany 2 – Feb 23, 2010 @ 5:30 PM MST – CTV

By , February 22, 2010 8:36 pm
CAN Canada 8 FINAL GER Germany 2
Qualification Playoff
Date: Feb 23 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 1-1-0-1
Germany: 0-0-0-3

PRE-GAME RANT

Well, this is a game Canada might need after a tough loss to the US. This SHOULD be an easy game in which they can get their systems in order, and should be light work for Luongo. Yes, Luongo. He’ll get the start in this one, according to Daren Millard’s Twitter. Many people seem to be calling for Brodeur’s head, but I think there was more wrong in that game than just him. It was marred by badly timed penalties (are there good-timed penalties?), as well as a poor, poor play by Corey Perry in the final minute that really hampered a possibility of a comeback.

And well, I hate to take any team lightly, but if Canada loses this one, they really deserve to be out of the tourney. They should win this one, and they should win it by a solid margin as well. I’ll predict a 6-0 victory for this one. Hopefully it’ll give the team a bit of confidence that they will need going into a tough game on Wednesday vs. the Russians. I may be counting my chickens before they hatch, but if the Germans win this one, it’ll be a miracle on ice bigger than the U.S. defeating Russia in 1980. Stranger things have happened though.

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2010 Olys GDT – Canada 3, USA 5 – Feb 21, 2010 @ 5:40 PM MST – CTV

By , February 20, 2010 12:41 pm
GDT - Canada vs. USA - 2010 Olympic Hockey
CAN Canada 3 FINAL USA USA 5
Preliminary Round Game 3
Date: Feb 21 @ 5:40 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 1-1-0-0
USA: 2-0-0-0

PRE-GAME RANT

Well here it is, the game we’ve been waiting for. No, not the gold, but who doesn’t love a good old battle between the US and Canada? This should be Canada’s toughest battle of this Olympics so far, having easily walked over Norway in the first game. The second game probably didn’t go as anyone had planned. It was a win, but Canada struggled to put the puck in the net behind Hiller. Despite outshooting the Swiss by a 2-to-1 ratio, Canada needed extra time and the shootout to lock the win (3-2). Sidney Crosby was the lone goal scorer in the shootout (on his second attempt – after the first 3 shooters for each team, there is no limitation on the number of times a single player can shoot), and Brodeur sealed the win by whipping the glove out on a great save on a shot by Martin Plüss.

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2010 Olys GDT – Canada 3, Switzerland 2 (SO) – Feb 18, 2010 @ 5:30 PM MST – CTV

By , February 18, 2010 8:50 am
Team Canada
SUI Switzerland 2 FINAL (SO) CAN Canada 3
Preliminary Round Game 2
Date: Feb 18 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 1-0-0
Switzerland: 0-1-0

PRE-GAME RANT

Game two for Canada sees them face Jonas Hiller and the Swiss. The Swiss have been known, in recent years anyways, for their tight defensive play. I expect a lower scoring game tonight than there was in Canada’s first game in which they won 8-0 vs. Norway. The Swiss lost their first game 3-1 to the Americans on Tuesday.

I’m going to say this one is a 5-1 final for Canada. The Canadians just have far too strong a team that even the tightest of defenses will struggle with. It should be a pretty good game to watch. Players of interest on the Swiss this year are goaltender Jonas Hiller, and defensemen Mark Streit (of the New York Islanders) and Anaheim Ducks prospect / 2009 1st-rounder Luca Sbisa.

SCORING SUMMARY

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2010 Olys GDT – Canada 8, Norway 0 – Feb 16, 2010 @ 5:30 PM MST – CTV

By , February 16, 2010 1:13 pm
Sidney Crosby
CAN Canada 8 Final NOR Norway 0
Preliminary Round Game 1
Date: Feb 16 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 0-0-0
Norway: 0-0-0

PRE-GAME RANT

Roberto Luongo gets the start in this one. The forward lines according to Bob McKenzie should be:
Nash-Crosby-Iginla
Staal-Getzlaf-Perry
Toews-Richards-Bergeron
Heatley-Thornton-Marleau

So NorweiganOiler is predicting the demise of the Canadian empire right here in this game. To be honest, I would love to see it. I always cheer for the underdog. Of course I’d love to see Canada win though, and I think they will, and I think they’ll win big. Any other Norweigan fans in the house, by the way? Would love to hear from some other fans around the globe.

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WJHC GDT (FINAL) – Canada 5 vs. USA 6 – Jan 5, 2010 @ 6:00PM MST – Gold Medal Greatness

By , January 5, 2010 10:53 am


Will this be Jordan Eberle tonight?
Canada Canada 5 (Silver) FINAL USA USA 6 (GOLD)
WJHC Gold Medal Final
Canada defeats Switzerland 6-1 to earn berth in final
USA defeats Sweden 5-2 to earn berth in final
Date: Jan 5 @ 6:00 PM MST
TV: TSN


UPDATE: Updated with results, awards, post-game rant and more… read on.

PRE-GAME RANT

Will that picture be re-created tonight, perhaps with Jordan Eberle the subject? Let’s hope so. The Canadians barely squeaked off a shootout win against the USA on New Years Eve. The Americans look to be the best match for the offensive Canadians (not to be confused with the other meaning of the word “offensive”, often used with the Oilers as of late). The Americans play a very strong, tight neutral zone game. I suppose you could call it a trap, but it’s smart hockey. The Canadians had a lot of trouble getting passes through the neutral zone. They also have been having some difficulty with their powerplay and have changed it up a bit, giving them another option.

Anyways, there also is an Oilers GDT thread out there (below this one). But I have to wonder why anyone in the world would watch that game over this one. This is exciting hockey folks. Even if the Oilers were doing well, this is what hockey is all about. Tune in for sure.
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