Canada earns US rematch, beats Slovak...

Canada earns US rematch, beats Slovakia 3-2

There are 21 comments on the Gainesville.com The Gainesville Sun Gainesville, FL story from Feb 27, 2010, titled Canada earns US rematch, beats Slovakia 3-2. In it, Gainesville.com The Gainesville Sun Gainesville, FL reports that:

Published: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:21 a.m. Now, the rematch.

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Adrian in Tacoma

Lakewood, WA

#1 Feb 27, 2010
Noon tomorrow PST, have your superbowl snacks ready - GO USA!
DW Washburn

Portland, OR

#2 Feb 27, 2010
This is better than the War of 1812 !!!!
Gman

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Feb 27, 2010
USA has been dominant, no question, but hopefully Canada learned its lesson on the 1st go around. More pressure on Miller definitely needed. If Canada can do that, they'll beat the USA from pillar to post. I think the media here in the US has really overstated USA's initial victory over Canada. Considering Canada nearly outshot USA 2:1, is largely reflective of the offensive dominance Canada proved in that 1st game. The difference maker was simply Miller. He was better than Brodeur on that night. W/out Miller, it was a losing cause for the USA; leaving aside the fact that the USA put the final touches into an open net, really brings to light that the difference was all of one goal. My hope and my bet is on Canada. Go Canada!

Since: Feb 10

Toronto, Canada

#5 Feb 27, 2010
Gman wrote:
USA has been dominant, no question, but hopefully Canada learned its lesson on the 1st go around. More pressure on Miller definitely needed. If Canada can do that, they'll beat the USA from pillar to post. I think the media here in the US has really overstated USA's initial victory over Canada. Considering Canada nearly outshot USA 2:1, is largely reflective of the offensive dominance Canada proved in that 1st game. The difference maker was simply Miller. He was better than Brodeur on that night. W/out Miller, it was a losing cause for the USA; leaving aside the fact that the USA put the final touches into an open net, really brings to light that the difference was all of one goal. My hope and my bet is on Canada. Go Canada!
Honestly, Canada's been improving since the 5-3 loss, but it seems to me that they've been winning in spite of Crosby and all their other stars, not because of them. The guys that get credited (rightfully) for winning against Russia and Slovakia are the ones at which most (myself included) reacted with a WTF when they were selected to the team. And heck, every time Crosby was on the ice in the last game, I thought the Slovaks would score (he gave a Slovak a break away in the second period). I hope the US will still focus on shutting down the "stars" on the Canadian team, and let Getzlaf, Perry, and the other grinders do the scoring; or you know, prey Crosby, Iginla, Staal, Thornton, they all decide to show up and play hockey for a change--but that's a long shot.

Since: Feb 10

Toronto, Canada

#6 Feb 27, 2010
The final should be a great game though. And we need another Gold to make us feel even better about the medal count.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

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#7 Feb 28, 2010
pazzo,

correctly posted..Canucks are just a bunch of grinders, gong ho hockey, just speed, no finesse.
Gman

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Feb 28, 2010
Pesky army wrote:
pazzo,
correctly posted..Canucks are just a bunch of grinders, gong ho hockey, just speed, no finesse.
It's apparent you're not a hockey fan, and are just trying to stir things up. Anything anyone from any other country has learned to do in playing hockey has come from Canada...so if USA has finesse, guess who did it first and best? Get real. If USA wins today, hats off to them; it's been the best showing in 50 years. I'm not going to get too worked up about that. Most anything is possible, and that's all the USA has proven in these Olympics with their hockey team.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

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#9 Feb 28, 2010
gman,

When you competed in cow-dung throwing, I have been watching hockey already.
Since you claimed, we all learnt to play hockey from Canada, then why aren´t we all, playing the same gong ho hockey ?
DW Washburn

Portland, OR

#10 Feb 28, 2010
SrPazzo continues wrote:
The final should be a great game though. And we need another Gold to make us feel even better about the medal count.
Well, you got another Gold today with your couples Figure Skating! Kudos to your athletes and your Country!:) You have been a very Gracious Host.{Even letting my favorite comedian/commentator Stephen Colbert join the party.}

Since: Feb 10

Toronto, Canada

#11 Feb 28, 2010
DW Washburn wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you got another Gold today with your couples Figure Skating! Kudos to your athletes and your Country!:) You have been a very Gracious Host.{Even letting my favorite comedian/commentator Stephen Colbert join the party.}
I love Colbert, but his "specials" are never as funny; I thought the pre-olympics shows were much funnier (the try-outs, and Canadian ice-holes!) than the ones where he had the medalists do cameos--goes to show athletes are not funny; remember when Gretzky hosted SNL? Ugh!

Since: Feb 10

Toronto, Canada

#12 Feb 28, 2010
Pesky army wrote:
pazzo,
correctly posted..Canucks are just a bunch of grinders, gong ho hockey, just speed, no finesse.
That's just a mild case of sour grapes, coming from a guy whose team's strategy is to lull everyone to sleep and then ride a cheap goal to a comeback. I guess the tic-tac-toe passing that ended with Perry's goal against Russia was not finessed enough for you, nor were the first two perfect tip-ins against Slovakia. But hey, Slovakia's first goal on the Luongo blunder that made the Canadians panic, thinking again they got no goalie, or the second one on a scramble, those were finesse? Your team did well; if the big boys play a bit rough, there's no reason to cry about it. I don't know anyone around here that would take a "finessed" 2-1 win over that 7-3 rout of the Russians. It's hockey, it's not chess. Real fans expect to see some emotions, some fire, not just 1 hi-light reel goal per game. That's what soccer is for.

Since: Feb 10

Toronto, Canada

#13 Feb 28, 2010
Gman wrote:
<quoted text> It's apparent you're not a hockey fan, and are just trying to stir things up. Anything anyone from any other country has learned to do in playing hockey has come from Canada...so if USA has finesse, guess who did it first and best? Get real. If USA wins today, hats off to them; it's been the best showing in 50 years. I'm not going to get too worked up about that. Most anything is possible, and that's all the USA has proven in these Olympics with their hockey team.
Nice of you to give props--and I'll return the favor: I'll take an NHL team that's built around Canadian or American stars over any team that's built around Europeans. That is, when I care about winning. For "finesse" and "pretty goals" sure, Russians will do.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

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#14 Feb 28, 2010
pazzo,

just to set you straight, deflections to me, are not much to brag about.
no team can sustain 60 minutes of offensive hockey ! therefore, Slovaks came out to play positioned, defensive, waiting for their breaks.
As for me, Slovaks should have opened up much sooner, somewhere around 35th minute or a bit later of that game.
as for scoring goals, of course, 4 - 5 is much better for fans than 2.
also, one more observation, if the game was played in any other country, perhaps, penalties could have been whistled late at the end of 3rd, around 15th minute, there were 2 - 3, but since it was in Canada, nothing happened.

Since: Jan 10

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#15 Feb 28, 2010
Hope this is repeated on the telly tomorrow cos I miss the match.

Ouch 3-2 that's gotta hurt eh Pesky btw it's 'Gung ho!! meaning to go at something with misguided vigour..but you knew that!

:-)
DW Washburn

Portland, OR

#16 Feb 28, 2010
I'm so bummed! I thought the game came on at noon (my time) Not so, and have to go to work in 15mins.:(
Gman

Phoenix, AZ

#17 Feb 28, 2010
Pesky army wrote:
gman,
When you competed in cow-dung throwing, I have been watching hockey already.
Since you claimed, we all learnt to play hockey from Canada, then why aren´t we all, playing the same gong ho hockey ?
Gong ho hockey...umm, speak English at all?..and yes, hockey was 1st played in Canada...so yes, everyone learned from us, moron.

Since: Feb 10

Toronto, Canada

#18 Feb 28, 2010
Gman wrote:
<quoted text> Gong ho hockey...umm, speak English at all?..and yes, hockey was 1st played in Canada...so yes, everyone learned from us, moron.
Easy there dude, he's from Slovakia, so he don't talk English as good as I or you does:)

Let's just keep things polite, like we Canadians are s'posed to; and then, when he's loose and distracted, BAM - body check! Finesse those teeth back into your mouth if you can, mother-pucker!

Since: Jan 10

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#19 Mar 1, 2010
GUNG HO!!!

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

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#20 Mar 1, 2010
simple for some, pretty hard for Canucks.
Oh well, one must take into consideration these newfies.
let me simplify it.
behind your net, you collect the puck, skate fast past blue, then you throw it in, the rest of your teammates are gunning for the puck, it´s very strategic, Made in Canada.
Therefore, that puck-chase game.

pazzo,
i like your grammar, he DON&#711;T talk English...grade 7th dropout ?

Since: Feb 10

Oshawa, Canada

#21 Mar 1, 2010
Pesky army wrote:
simple for some, pretty hard for Canucks.

pazzo,
i like your grammar, he DON&#711;T talk English...grade 7th dropout ?
It's called humor, and I thought it was rather obvious.

. My joke.

Your head.

Epic fail.

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