2010 Olympic Ice Hockey

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  1. pbfoot

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    #1 pbfoot, Dec 21, 2009
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    2010 Olympic Ice Hockey is near and I thought a discussion might be in order
    there are 3 divisions
    Group A .........GroupB............ Group C
    Canada.......... Russia ........... Sweden
    US................ Czech............ Finland
    Switzerland......Slovakia.......... Germany
    Norway........... Latvia............ Belarus



    glad Canada is not in group B that looks tough
     
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    Yah, Latvia will be a killer!

    Canada vs US in firt round should be interesting. Wouldn't be suprised if the lose that one.
     
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    Our national couch´s gonna publish our team nomination on Dec 30th.
    Anyway, Vokoun´s (Florida Panthers) gonna be our goalie No.1.
     
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    Zdeno Chara will be a large part of the team and I really like David Krecji
     
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    Yep, David Krejci goes ahead actually, and young Fleischman is not bad.
    Zdeno Chara belongs to another theam- Slovakia.
     
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    I went to a fight once, and a hockey game broke out.

    :)
     
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    I hope Canada manages to pull out a medal. Last Olympics were a disappointment, especially considering the players we have.
     
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    A little fast for you I guess there won't be any fights in this , paybacks will occur after
     
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    Dear PBFoot and Fellow Hockey Fans:

    The PIPE Here...needless to say, where I'm a :thumbright: HUUUGE Boston BRUINS fan, not only was this year's New Year's Day one of the best in recent memory (2010 Winter Classic at FENWAY PARK on TV) with the B's edging the Flyers 2 - 1 in overtime (Recchi Sturm goals)...

    ...but (now, I'm NOT certain about this) I'm wiondering if from players on the B's roster at this time, are the Bruins going to have the largest number of Olympic team members of ANY SINGLE NHL team, in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver?

    The latest news is stating that:

    Patrice BERGERON (No.37) for Canada...

    Zdeno CHARA (No.33) for Slovakia...

    David KREJCI (No.46) for the Czech Republic...

    Marco STURM (No.16) for Germany...

    ...and YES, TIM THOMAS (No.30) for the good ol' USA...


    ...ALL Boston Bruins at this time, will be representing their respective national teams in Vancouver.

    That NHL Winter Classic was a GREAT time on the TV on New Years' (beats the heck out of watching college football...unless "your" college IS one that's playing on TV that day)...even American football players seem to have reservations about playing a 60 minute heavy contact sport---ON ICE WITH SKATES---as that's something Troy Brown of theNE Patriots is once known to have stated, when he was guest hosting on one of NESN's Bruins telecasts during an between-period intermission a few years ago.

    NHL players HAVE to be the very hardest-working athletes of them all, to do what they do...

    ...and I'm lookin' forward to seeing as many of my Bruins' team's players playing in the Olympics (of COURSE, I'll be cheering for every "Save By THOMAS" most of all!)

    Yours Sincerely,

    The PIPE! ;)
     
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    Ok 5 days to go
    Group A: Canada, USA ,Norway, Switzerland


    Group B: Russia , Czech Rep, Slovakia ,Latvia

    Group C: Sweden, Finland, Germany Belaraus

    I'm gonna Canada and the US out of group A
    the Russians and Czech out of B
    Sweden and Finland out of C unless Belaraus surprises the Swedes again :)
     
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    I think you got it nailed for the teams that advance - but as you said, there could be surprises.
     
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    The Russians certainly have the firepower but will they have defence and goaltending the Czechs are pretty lame on defence , will the Canadians and Americans gel as teams like the Swedes and Finns do lots of variables . Whatever the case its the best sporting event of the year
     
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    Let´s see8)
     
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    I think the Russians are the favourites they sure have firepower , Ovechkin, Mogilny and Kovalchuk are certainly a force to worry about. David Krecji for the Czechs was hurt the other night don't know how bad
     
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    Krejci is playin´ again and not bad. As for Russian team- a great respect for them and they are the biggest favorite for me. But I got doubts about their defense.
     
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    I think the US has the best goaltending with Ryan Miller but I'm a little sceptical about the rest of the teams heart
     
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    #18 seesul, Feb 10, 2010
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    you never know...few favorites on paper but more teams can end up with gold...
    Who would say in the beginning of Feb 1998 Czechs would win in Nagano but they made it out...
     
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    NO KDDING!!!!

    That was the BEST!

    I just wish they had shown more of Dropkick before the game. They didn't even air the whole song.
     
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    Slovak team with Satan and Gaborik off for a first match (against Czech Republic). Both injured.
     
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