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by e0y2e3 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:41 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:54 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:gawddamnit.I set up everything perfectly and CDT gets the close.Feh.
by e0y2e3 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:07 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:So deflated right now. Ryan Miller makes that save 99/100 times.
by FUDU » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:10 pm
by skatingtripods » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:16 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Skating Tripods wrote:So deflated right now. Ryan Miller makes that save 99/100 times.That was my non-hockey fan interpretation.Thanks for clarifying that it was right.Miller seemed like he hated himself for missing that save.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:17 pm
FUDU wrote:Agreed.Something about the Olympics that goes a long way in showing how much these million dollar athletes do care about winning v losing when it comes down to it.Miller trades his salary this year for that save and a Gold IMO.
by e0y2e3 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:18 pm
by e0y2e3 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:19 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:e0y2e3 wrote:Skating Tripods wrote:So deflated right now. Ryan Miller makes that save 99/100 times.That was my non-hockey fan interpretation.Thanks for clarifying that it was right.Miller seemed like he hated himself for missing that save.I'm also a Sabres fan, so I've watched Miller a ton. He's very very hard on himself. He's been tremendous all year long. I have to assume that Rafalski tipping that pass on its way to Crosby threw him off a little bit and he just went down too slow. If he's down earlier, Crosby has nothing to shoot at and probably aims high corner and fires it wide.
by skatingtripods » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:28 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Don't know if you saw the post game interview or not, but he said Crosby "looked up" a bit quicker then he expected.Not sure what the really means (as in if it was public speak or truth).
by jack_tors » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:51 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:It was just a really unfortunate situation. Rafalski and Miller were the two best players for Team USA all tournament and they were the two guys who had to be right there when Crosby scored.
by Ziner » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:07 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:That is the other thing, I haven't watch the NHL since the lock-out, but I knew almost the entire Canadian roster.I still don't know who in the eff was playing for us.
by Triple-S » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:49 pm
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by Spin » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:35 pm
That is the other thing, I haven't watch the NHL since the lock-out, but I knew almost the entire Canadian roster.I still don't know who in the eff was playing for us.
by jordan kramer » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:38 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:We may never see NHL pros in the Olympics again so this was a nice way to go out.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Who cares about this crap?WE GOT A MUTHA FUCKIN EARTHQUAKE MACHINE!
by waborat » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:00 am
jordan kramer wrote:how many people never really cared about ryan miller before the games, but will check out some sabres games now because of it. same with Parise and Kane.
by Ziner » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:34 pm
by Spin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:58 am
by comish » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:15 pm
Spin wrote:OK but the big question is, are you more of a hockey fan now?Will you look for NHL games to watch (if you didn't before)?Will you take a road trip to Cbus, Pissburgh, or Detroit and catch a game live?Go to more Monsters games?Will the gamble of shutting down the NHL during a serious lag period in pro sports pay off?
by pup » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:21 pm
by peeker643 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:34 pm
by waborat » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:47 pm
by skatingtripods » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:48 pm
Peeker643 wrote:Doesn't change anything for me. I'm already a fan of playoff hockey and will also watch a regular season game like last night's Detroit-Colorado game if I stumble upon it. I don't plan an evening around it but I enjoy the sport when the stakes are higher or the intensity is ratcheted up via rivalries.
by Squints » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:41 pm
by Spin » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:38 pm
I go back and forth on this, but I enjoy the pureness, non-watered down and less comercialized event that is the Winter Olympics versus their summer counterparts. May have a different viewpoint after 2012.
by waborat » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:59 pm
by Spin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:09 pm
by hebner20 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:12 pm
hebner20 wrote:I really don’t have a favorite event but I enjoy the bobsled, luge, the skiing events – downhill, cross country as well as the ski jumping. I also enjoy the various speed skating events but I’m not a fan of the figure skating or ice dancing competitions.I also occasionally watch the hockey but it seems as though I get more interested the more frequently I watch. I am not a fan of the NHL but will take a look at the outdoor game they televise annually on New Year’s Day. I think I do that mostly due to the novelty of seeing a game played outdoors at a historic venue such as Wrigley Field or Fenway Park. The men’s gold medal hockey game will be played on February 28th – the last day of the Olympics. I will probably watch some of it no matter who is playing. My first real interest in Olympic hockey was etched in stone almost 30 years ago – February 22, 1980. That was the “Miracle on Ice” game in which the USA team beat the Soviets 4-3 to advance to the Gold medal round against Finland. I still get chills when I think about what that victory meant at that time in history. It was the rag tag bunch of amateurs and college kids versus the best professionals that the Soviets could field. This Soviet team routinely trounced NHL all star teams of that era. It is no wonder that the story was made into a TV movie in 1981 and a Feature Film in 2004. The only thing that surprises me is that it took that long to hit the silver screen. If you have not seen it I would recommend it – perhaps watch it this week.Here are some interesting facts to note about that game. It was not televised live in the afternoon (except on Canadian TV) but on tape delay in primetime. It was not the gold medal game. As I stated above they had to beat Finland to get the gold. It is the most watched hockey game in USA television history. In 2008, the International Ice Hockey Federation picked the “Miracle on Ice” as the number-one international hockey story of the century. Sports Illustrated voted it as the greatest sports moment of the 20th century. The picture of the American team celebrating the win on the Sports Illustrated cover the following week is the only cover in its history without a caption or headline. The team was named the Associated Presses athlete of the year.That hockey win was probably my most memorable Olympic sporting event. The '72 Munich Summer games and the terrorist attacks rank as #1 in shock value. The '96 summer games were also marred by a terrorist attack. 2 killed over 100 injured. I almost forgot about that. Saddened to see the luger get killed this year.
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