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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.

TEAM CANADA ROSTER

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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.

TEAM CANADA ROSTER

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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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Monday Morning Standings…and Olympic Highlights

By , February 16, 2010 11:04 am

Go Canada!

Well these will be the standings until the beginning of March, however I will continue to use the space to highlight what has happened at the Olympics as well (and not just hockey).

The Oilers…well, they are just not that good.  Its going to be a super interesting right after the Olympic break, but I am starting to think that we might not see that much movement from the Oil.  Not because Tambellini isn’t trying, I just think the other GM’s are vultures and want picks from us to take bad contracts.  Pisani and Comrie are good to go for picks, Souray, Cogliano, Grebber Grabber are all mentioned as well and they should land prospects and picks, but I don’t see the others going away.  Now the off season might be a different story, but thats just what I see.

Now on to the standings, and keep reading for a recap of the Canadian Olympic results to date.

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2010 Olympic Hockey Primer

By , February 14, 2010 4:41 pm
Olympic Primer... OK, lame joke..

Olympic Primer... OK, lame joke..

Here’s a few bits of information you’ll need to know about this year’s Olympic Hockey games.

For starters, we already covered the Olympic hockey roster for the major teams. Those are available here: 2010 Olympic Hockey Rosters.

Here is some more info useful to you folks…

GROUPINGS

Group A Group B Group C
CAN CAN RUS RUS SWE SWE
USA USA CZE CZE FIN FIN
SUI SUI SVK SVK BLR BLR
NOR NOR LAT LAT GER GER

SCHEDULING

Note: These times are local times – as in PST (if you live in Edmonton, add an hour to the time). For MST, add one hour, CST add 2 hours, EST, add 3 hours. For anywhere else, follow this simple equation: # of hours to add = the product of all letters in your countries name (where A=1,… Z=26, etc), divided by the population of your country, multiplied by 23/9, minus the sum of the last 10 Lotto 6/49 draws.

Preliminary Round

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