2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Topper » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:05 pm

With Canada winning the Spengler Cup. are the Olympics necessary?
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

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With Canada winning the Spengler Cup. are the Olympics necessary?
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:56 pm

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With Canada winning the Spengler Cup. are the Olympics necessary?
Who wouldn't want to get up at 0230 to watch former Canucks greats like Mason Raymond and Andrew Ebbett being coached by Willie D?

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by rats19 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:08 pm

I didn’t want to watch it the first time...and I didn’t have to get up
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:54 pm

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With Canada winning the Spengler Cup. are the Olympics necessary?
Yes. They offer Elias Pettersson another opportunity to play at the international level.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Topper » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 am

Six ex-Canucks on the Canadian Oly team

Marc-Andre Gragnani
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Maxim Lapierre
Mason Raymond
Derek Roy
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a seventh if you want to count
Quinton Howden (I know Bubbles will)
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Topper wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 am
Six ex-Canucks on the Canadian Oly team

Marc-Andre Gragnani
Andrew Ebbett
Maxim Lapierre
Mason Raymond
Derek Roy
Linden Vey​

a seventh if you want to count
Quinton Howden (I know Bubbles will)
Why would I count Quinton Howden ?
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Reefer2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:22 pm

Topper wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 am
Six ex-Canucks on the Canadian Oly team

Marc-Andre Gragnani
Andrew Ebbett
Maxim Lapierre
Mason Raymond
Derek Roy
Linden Vey​

a seventh if you want to count
Quinton Howden (I know Bubbles will)
Team who?

Or better question, who will be watching or careing at all?

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Puck » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 pm

So, you only support Team Canada if the NHL participates?
It might end up being quite a decent competition. These guys are certainly extremely excited about the opportunity.

Having said that, I'm not watching it live at 2:30AM. PVR it shall be.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Reefer2 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:27 pm

Puck wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 pm
So, you only support Team Canada if the NHL participates?
It might end up being quite a decent competition. These guys are certainly extremely excited about the opportunity.

Having said that, I'm not watching it live at 2:30AM. PVR it shall be.
Just want to see the best of the best play.

Do not watch Spengler cup as well.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 am

Canada beat Sweden 4-1 in the dress rehearsal.
Enroth in the Swedish crease instead of Fasth, that most expect to be the starting goalie.

It seems to have become a tradition that Canada and Sweden square off in a practice game ahead of most major tournaments.
Guess it's a good litmus test for both nations to see where you stand. The problem is that these "friendlies" tend to get heated and Sweden has more than once suffered injuries in them...

Oh well, I guess the players enjoy it. Probably more meaningful than a game against eg South Korea. :look:
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Cornuck » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 am

Hey Per - is Pettersson in the lineup, or on the squad? Also - how is Sweden reacting to the lack of NHL players, has excitement diminished over there?
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:58 pm

Cornuck wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 am
Hey Per - is Pettersson in the lineup, or on the squad? Also - how is Sweden reacting to the lack of NHL players, has excitement diminished over there?
Sadly, Pettersson did not make the roster. Quite a few sports journalists think he should have, and I agree.
Sure, maybe they feel he is too light weight when the going gets tough, but I think he will be one of the best Swedish players of the upcoming generation, and I think this would have been a valuable experience for him. Forsberg was just 20 at Lillehammer.

Dahlin made the team though.

Most Swedes are upset the NHL players aren't allowed to play. There should be some way you could force the NHL to release players for the Olympic tournament. But once the games begin I guess we will all be watching just the same.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 pm

Great start for the tournament! :lol:

Slovakia beats Russia (or, technically "OAR", but... yeah... Russia) 3-2!

... and when you think things can't get crazier:

Slovenia beats the USA 3-2 in ot! Slovenia!
That's like a tiny little splinter of Yugoslavia.
And we all know how great a hockey nation Yugaslavia was, or... er...

Hilarious! :drink:
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Tomorrow Canada takes on the Swiss and Sweden faces Norway.
Let the games begin! 8-)
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