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Killer93
02-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Go!

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 11:55 AM
**** Kunitz

zeke
02-19-2014, 11:55 AM
This should be a very easy win. i don't want to hear excuses if its not.

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Sharp takes a penalty.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Offensive zone penalty ****ing stupid

Killer93
02-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Sharp; 1-0 Canada

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Canada looks like Montana....no emotion.

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Hahahaha. Oh brother.

Wake up, Canada.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Lol nice good for Latvia; ****ing pansy team we have here

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 12:15 PM
These guys are getting what they deserve....none of them give a shit.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Where was the freaking D on that one? Good thing we are playing all these stalwarts... that guy was 20 feet behind everyone.

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:17 PM
we actually let them score? heh.

trujaysfan
02-19-2014, 12:18 PM
we likely have more people playing hockey in some capacity than the entire population of latvia...

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:18 PM
apparently Pietro-Bo were on the ice. They've been taking a beating this tourney. Not impressive at all.

Leafovic
02-19-2014, 12:21 PM
Jesus, we can't maintain pressure in the offensive zone for long.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 12:21 PM
I'm waiting for someone to tell me again how unreasonable I'm being by criticizing this team to this point.

1-1 after 1...against Latvia.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 12:22 PM
I'm waiting for someone to tell me again how unreasonable I'm being by criticizing this team to this point.

1-1 after 1...against Latvia.

Was anyone not criticizing them?

leafman101
02-19-2014, 12:22 PM
Pretty sure the only dmen on team Canada Phaneuf isn't better than are Doughty and Weber.

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:23 PM
For all our shots this tourney, we're just not getting many quality chances like the goal we scored this game - where the goalie was moving and a man was open in the slot.

canada 1-1 v. Latvia

america 3-1 v. Czech

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Was anyone not criticizing them?

Yep. Few people saying anyone who was critical was overreacting.

JackBurton
02-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Yeah, we don't want PK playing or to pick Dion...

Volcanologist
02-19-2014, 12:25 PM
That period defies belief, really.

A team of NHL allstars including the best player on the planet can't dominate ****ing Latvia??

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:25 PM
I like how all the euro teams go with 8 dmen and 12 forwards, not 7 and 13.

a Dion-Subban pairing would be nice behind our top-3 pairs, and would slowly but surely be earning more and more icetime as the tourney rolled on.

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Canada looks like the wings....they can't score either.

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:26 PM
just saw the replay of that latvia goal...and damn, Price bit HARD on that pumpfake.

leafman101
02-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Yep. Few people saying anyone who was critical was overreacting.

No. Just that people were completely underrating Finland and criticizing for the wrong reasons for that game.

JackBurton
02-19-2014, 12:27 PM
So Canada makes their decisions based on defensive play and they can't score. Brilliant.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 12:28 PM
just saw the replay of that latvia goal...and damn, Price bit HARD on that pumpfake.

Yeah he definitely didn't look good on that one. The whole team looked foolish there.

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 12:29 PM
No. Just that people were completely underrating Finland and criticizing for the wrong reasons for that game.

Didn't say your name, you'll notice. But yes, there definitely was.

Corky27
02-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Still a lot of hockey left... That was ugly though. How does a guy get a breakaway like that?!

corksens
02-19-2014, 12:34 PM
just saw the replay of that latvia goal...and damn, Price bit HARD on that pumpfake.That was brutal.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 12:35 PM
No. Just that people were completely underrating Finland and criticizing for the wrong reasons for that game.

This Finland team is meh. They're big ice guys for the most part who know how to not get embarrassed by higher skill teams, but Canada did absolutely nothing to assert dominance in that game. The shots were mostly perimeter garbage. Canada "carried" play because Finland allows it.

They beat Russia today because much like Canada, Russia has played like trash, a fraction of what they're capable of in this tourney. Difference between Russia & Canada is that the Canadian team can choke you out into a defensive win as well as playing a skill game. Russia isn't built to win games like that. When their big talent doesn't show, neither does a W.

BeLeafer
02-19-2014, 12:35 PM
What a sad sack of shit to be tied with Latvia.

Corky27
02-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Wow that was a pretty tricky play!

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 12:37 PM
I don't think this line is better than Duchene-Getzlaf-Perry at all.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 12:38 PM
Love seeing those 53 MPH slapshots by Vlasic from the point. Good thing he's left handed... the goalie has so much more trouble with those shots.

Leafovic
02-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Seems that Latvia is free to hook all game long.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Love watching them trying to score fancy goals in a 1-1 tie; disgusting

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Watching both the US game and this game at the same time - it's no contest which team looks better. The US forwards have way more chemistry.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Knee on knee hit no call; Latvia playing physical

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Well...that hit might have just ended my title run in the FI Dynasty League....

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 12:46 PM
You've gotta score here. It's a PP against Latvia...

leafman101
02-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Keith really doesn't look very good.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Unreal whats happening here

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:49 PM
It's sad that Jeff Carter has been our best forward this tourney.

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Maybe it's just because I'm watching two games at once but where the heck is Crosby?

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:51 PM
4-1 USA

corksens
02-19-2014, 12:51 PM
I didn't think that was a knee on knee hit at all.

Just unfortunate.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Unreal whats happening here

Canada has scored 3 goals in the last ~95 minutes against 2 teams with a total of 12 NHL'ers between the two teams.

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:55 PM
another penalty to take away a great scoring chance.

**** this team, man. what a load of crap we're being forced to watch.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Lol! What a call; this aint looking good

CRL
02-19-2014, 12:56 PM
new CBC crew curse

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Maybe it's just because I'm watching two games at once but where the heck is Crosby?

He's actually made a few great passes to a guy in good scoring position and nada.

Still waiting for him to step it up though. Can't believe Babcockface hasn't tried making a super line yet. Tavares-Crosby-Anyone not names Bergeron or Kunitz.

LeafGm
02-19-2014, 12:57 PM
1-1 more than halfway through the game against Latvia?

What the hell is this garbage?

zeke
02-19-2014, 12:58 PM
We're nothing without loonies buried in the ice

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:07 PM
This is absolutely pathetic

PKForce81
02-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Sid getting schooled behind the net. lol

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Send out Kunitz to run their goalie!

PKForce81
02-19-2014, 01:10 PM
I don't blame these guys as much though. Babcock sucks at putting lines together and he loves that cycle game.

zeke
02-19-2014, 01:11 PM
soft call.

BeLeafer
02-19-2014, 01:11 PM
What we have here is a sad display of coaching. Just piss poor decisions and totally inept game plan.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:12 PM
I don't blame these guys as much though. Babcock sucks at putting lines together and he loves that cycle game.

Oh, we're corsi'ing the shit out of Latvia.

That counts, right? It's like the first tie breaker or something I think.

BeLeafer
02-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Ted Nolan >>>> Mike Babcock

CRL
02-19-2014, 01:12 PM
we sucked vs Norway same way

LeafGm
02-19-2014, 01:13 PM
This is an absolute embarassment. These ****ing chumps now have 20 minutes to avoid being part of the most embarassing hockey defeat since Belarus upset Sweden in the quarter-finals.

worm
02-19-2014, 01:15 PM
apparently Pietro-Bo were on the ice. They've been taking a beating this tourney. Not impressive at all.

glad im not the only one that noticed that

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Glad we have Hamhuis over Subban out there in a 1-1 game

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 01:18 PM
This game is the death knell for anyone beating the analytical drum.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:20 PM
This is an absolute embarassment. These ****ing chumps now have 20 minutes to avoid being part of the most embarassing hockey defeat since Belarus upset Sweden in the quarter-finals.

It's what Tommy Salo will forever be remembered for.

Canada has now scored 1 regular strength, 5 on 5 goals in 5 periods of play against 2 teams with a total of 12 NHLers

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 01:21 PM
Canada will get destroyed by the US is they can even get out of this game.

worm
02-19-2014, 01:21 PM
So Canada makes their decisions based on defensive play and they can't score. Brilliant.

couldnt see that coming....

oh wait

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:21 PM
Time for Crosby to actually start playing in these games

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
02-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Time for Crosby to actually start playing in these games

Is he even playing?

USA is going to beat the piss out of Canada.

Shameful performance.

TimHorton
02-19-2014, 01:26 PM
Toews has been every bit as bad as Crosby. In fact, outside of Carter and the Getzlaf line this team has sucked up front. Someone needs to grab this game by the throat.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
02-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Babcock has been especially awful.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Another blown PP

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Latvia.

We're tied with Latvia in the 3rd.

Latvia.

CRL
02-19-2014, 01:31 PM
smells like Torino fiasco

Deckie007
02-19-2014, 01:32 PM
So glad I'm at work.

CRL
02-19-2014, 01:34 PM
bunch of plugs with no skills

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Kessel makes it 5-1 USA, there prepping for Latvia

Volcanologist
02-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Is he even playing?

USA is going to beat the piss out of Canada.

Shameful performance.

Let's not make any assumptions yet...although you'd have to think Canada will break through here at some point with all these shots. goalie's gotta be getting tired.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:38 PM
Goals:
Canada Forwards: 6
Phill Kessel: 5

zeke
02-19-2014, 01:39 PM
we're looking at potentially one of the most embarassing results in team canada history here.

get it together, chumps.

TimHorton
02-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Oh I'd say it would be the biggest embarassment in TC history.

LeafGm
02-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Kessel makes it 5-1 USA, there prepping for Latvia
Well, if Canada finishes off their massive choke job against Latvia, the silver lining is that at least Phil and JVR will likely be coming back to Toronto as Gold medal winners. And if there's an MVP award for this tournament, Kessel's certainly first in line at the moment.

zeke
02-19-2014, 01:40 PM
no goal.

leafman101
02-19-2014, 01:40 PM
That should be a penalty shot.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:40 PM
LOL

No goal....

this is shaping up as a historic bit of humour kids. ****.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 01:41 PM
Ugh. The ref has to see that penalty shot.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:41 PM
Goals:
Canada Forwards: 6
Phill Kessel: 5

and Team Canada brass would have left him at home, ****ing guaranteed.

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 01:41 PM
That's unfortunate for Canada. I think their play has picked up here in the past couple minutes.

zeke
02-19-2014, 01:42 PM
That should be a penalty shot.

why? he didn't cover it.

PKForce81
02-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Oh, we're corsi'ing the shit out of Latvia.

That counts, right? It's like the first tie breaker or something I think.

These last few minutes they've shown a lot more both in terms of speed and hunger. Sad that it had to take so long though.

Still can't believe Duchene and Subban are out. Carter gets some lucky goals and he stays in.

PKForce81
02-19-2014, 01:45 PM
and Team Canada brass would have left him at home, ****ing guaranteed.

Yep. Other than Getzlaf, none of these big, strong guys have impressed me that much. Need more Thrill types...

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:45 PM
So...we put a premium on bringing a big, strong team...that clearly even ****ing Latvia isn't afraid of as Getzlaf gets raped in the crease trying to jam at Gudlevskis and some midget clearly shows no concern chirping Cory Perry

#GonnaNeedABiggerSummit

Volcanologist
02-19-2014, 01:45 PM
why? he didn't cover it.

what are you talking about? he clearly grabbed it and pushed it in front of the line.

LeafGm
02-19-2014, 01:46 PM
why? he didn't cover it.
In the NHL, the rule is that if a forward or defender puts his hand on the puck in the crease, it's a penalty shot.

I'm not sure if it's the same rule in the IIHF, but if it is, that should have been a penalty shot.

But really, a Canada/Latvia game should not be coming down to a blown penalty shot call in the third period. They'd better score on this power-play.

LeafGm
02-19-2014, 01:48 PM
C'mon Sid, you mother****er. You won a Rocket Richard trophy, just take the puck to the net and score!

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Kunitz and Carter on the PP. Interestinggggg.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Crosby has to shoot at some point. ****

CRL
02-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Kunitz and Carter on the PP. Interestinggggg.

LOL

Artnes
02-19-2014, 01:49 PM
PP needs some PK

corksens
02-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Sidney is just saving himself for the inevitable 1st round match up with the Sens where he puts up 15 points.

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 01:50 PM
Jesus christ...

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Huge respect for this goalie, HUGE

CRL
02-19-2014, 01:51 PM
standing around doesnt help PP

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
02-19-2014, 01:51 PM
:pepper

Artnes
02-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Finally.

corksens
02-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Phew.

axlsalinger
02-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Goal!!!!

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Hope he's having a ****ing heart attack!!!!!!!!!

LeafGm
02-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Oh, man, finally.

Our defense again, because the forwards can't do a thing.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Our D again, **** our forwards

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Thank god for our blueliners because our forwards are a ****ing joke.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Phew!

leafman101
02-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Finally.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Thank the sweet baby jeebus.

**** our forwards, Shea Weber will do it himself.

That was way too important a goal for a 3rd period against ****ing Latvia.

zeke
02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
what are you talking about? he clearly grabbed it and pushed it in front of the line.

just whacked it with his glove. he never grabbed it.

Habsy
02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Tampa had a good goalie prospect right there.

Leafovic
02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
VIVE LE CANADA!!

2-1!

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Huge respect for this goalie, HUGE

I'm a little choked that I traded him in our FI league.

zeke
02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
In the NHL, the rule is that if a forward or defender puts his hand on the puck in the crease, it's a penalty shot.

I'm not sure if it's the same rule in the IIHF, but if it is, that should have been a penalty shot.

But really, a Canada/Latvia game should not be coming down to a blown penalty shot call in the third period. They'd better score on this power-play.

you're allowed to knock the puck with the glove in the crease, just not allowed to grab or cover it.

axlsalinger
02-19-2014, 01:55 PM
Shots on Goal: 56 - 13

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Do Duchene and Subban get back in after this game?

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Oh great, we've decided to collapse into a defensive shell.

This never ends poorly.

Killer93
02-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Kunitz and Hamhuis out; Subban and Duchene in

hairnova
02-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Do Duchene and Subban get back in after this game?

Duchene maybe, I doubt Subban plays.

Corky27
02-19-2014, 01:57 PM
YES AND YES

Leafovic
02-19-2014, 01:58 PM
you're allowed to knock the puck with the glove in the crease, just not allowed to grab or cover it.

He clearly covered it for a bit and then moved it with his glove.

Habspatrol
02-19-2014, 01:58 PM
Do Duchene and Subban get back in after this game?

Should they be? 100% without a doubt.

Will they be? Duchene maybe in for Tavares if he's injured. Subban probably not even though Vlasic, Hamhuis, J-Bo and Pietrangelo have all been useless.

hockeylover
02-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Simpson says Babcock shouldn't be upset with his team's play. WTF.

CORSI!!!!!!!!!!!

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 02:04 PM
In retrospect...if we were planning on playing Norway, a gutted Finland squad, and Latvia tight like this, it makes perfect sense that we brought our defensive specialists...right?

CRL
02-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Benn has been invisible for past 2 games

LeafGm
02-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Do Duchene and Subban get back in after this game?
They both should be, but never underestimate Babpenis's capacity to make horrible roster decisions.

zeke
02-19-2014, 02:07 PM
not encouraged by this performance at all.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 02:07 PM
Benn has been invisible for past 2 games

Every forward not named Getzlaf & Perry have been invisible.

In fairness, some of that blame has to be laid at the feet of Babcock & Yzerman. For a management group that made so many decisions based on ****ing chemistry, they've built a team that seems to have absolutely none of it.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 02:07 PM
not encouraged by this performance at all.

But Corsi...

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 02:08 PM
I doubt Quick or miller plays like Gudslevskis did.

corksens
02-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Russia.

http://wac.9ebf.edgecastcdn.net/809EBF/ec-origin.dmv.barstoolsports.com/files/2014/02/blackface-360x640.jpg

Volcanologist
02-19-2014, 02:15 PM
I also doubt Canada will put up 60 shots against the US.

We were lucky to win this game, Gudslevskis probably stops that shot if Nolan calls a timeout.

Canada's forwards should be ashamed, this type of scoring effort won't be good enough to beat Thrill and the Americans even though man for man we're better talentwise.

MindzEye
02-19-2014, 02:16 PM
ques que ****?

Leafovic
02-19-2014, 02:18 PM
I think you see a totally different game against USA. I'll predict higher-scoring, more room for both teams, and more high-quality opportunities.

Bleedsblue&white
02-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Sure it'll be a N.American game, my fear is Canada brought too many role-players...and maybe the wrong coach. I guess we'll see pretty soon.

Habsy
02-19-2014, 05:02 PM
ques que ****?

Racism.

Russia.

Same amount of letters and both start with an R. Must be something there.

worm
02-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Yep. Other than Getzlaf, none of these big, strong guys have impressed me that much. Need more Thrill types...

thought that nash, perry, getzlaf, etc would do something in these cycle/grind it out games

worm
02-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Thank god for our blueliners because our forwards are a ****ing joke.

:thumbsup(22):

worm
02-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Sure it'll be a N.American game, my fear is Canada brought too many role-players...and maybe the wrong coach. I guess we'll see pretty soon.

no doubt they brought the wrong coach

at this point if they win it will be because they tuned him out

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 08:06 PM
thought that nash, perry, getzlaf, etc would do something in these cycle/grind it out games

The main issue with this approach is that they'd win the cycle and by the time they got it to the net, there were about 8 skaters all in the crease, they could never generate 2nd chances, a Latvian was always the first person on the rebound. Then there was the non-penalty shot call.

worm
02-19-2014, 08:37 PM
The main issue with this approach is that they'd win the cycle and by the time they got it to the net, there were about 8 skaters all in the crease, they could never generate 2nd chances, a Latvian was always the first person on the rebound. Then there was the non-penalty shot call.

well ya... this is the same thing that people call the small habs out on....but these are not small players....surely (dont call be shirley) these big bodies can find those pucks and battle through :)

Metalleaf
02-19-2014, 08:38 PM
This was the first game where I felt they were actually trying that...and then Gudlevskis made a bid for the Vezina.