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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:05 pm
by Topper
With Canada winning the Spengler Cup. are the Olympics necessary?

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:54 pm
by micky107
Topper wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:05 pm
With Canada winning the Spengler Cup. are the Olympics necessary?
Maxim Larirre
Mason raymond
Andrew Ebbot

Stalwart

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:56 pm
by Island Nucklehead
Topper wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:05 pm
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?

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:08 pm
by rats19
I didn’t want to watch it the first time...and I didn’t have to get up

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:54 pm
by Per
Topper wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:05 pm
With Canada winning the Spengler Cup. are the Olympics necessary?
Yes. They offer Elias Pettersson another opportunity to play at the international level.

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 am
by Topper
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)

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:15 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
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 ?

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:22 pm
by Reefer2
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?

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 pm
by Puck
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.

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:27 pm
by Reefer2
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.

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 am
by Per
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:

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 am
by Cornuck
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?

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:58 pm
by Per
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.

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 pm
by Per
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:

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:02 pm
by Per
Tomorrow Canada takes on the Swiss and Sweden faces Norway.
Let the games begin! 8-)