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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Hockey

Gold Silver Bronze so Please pick 3

  • Canada

    Votes: 37 88.1%
  • Russia

    Votes: 33 78.6%
  • Sweden

    Votes: 30 71.4%
  • Finland

    Votes: 3 7.1%
  • Czechs

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • USA

    Votes: 15 35.7%
  • Swiss

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Slovacks

    Votes: 3 7.1%
  • Belarus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Germany

    Votes: 1 2.4%

  • Total voters
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ghouse

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Where are the Olympians from....

Canada- 23 NHL
Russia- 14 NHL, 9 KHL
Sweden- 9 NHL, 3 SEL, 1 KHL
Finland- 18 NHL, 4 KHL, 1 SEL
Czech- 16 NHL, 4 KHL, 3 CzechL
USA- 23 NHL
Switz- 2 NHL, 1 KHL, 1 WHL jr, 2 AHL, 1 SEL, 16 SNLA
Slovakia- 13 NHL, 8 KHL, 1 SNLA, 1 SlovakL
Belarus- 4 NHL, 19 KHL
Germany- 5 NHL, 2 AHL, 16 DEL
Latvia- 2 NHL, 17 KHL, 2 AHL, 2 DEL
Norway- 1 NHL, 1 KHL, 1 FEL, 11 SEL, 6 NorL, 3 DEL

KHL-Russian
SEL-Sweden
DEL-German
SNLA-Swiss
FEL-Finland
AHL-American

64 players out of the KHL is interesting.
No one talks about the KHL very much yet I see some big names playing there and comeing from there for this tournament.

1 WHL jr Players
 

ghouse

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

I hate to be the one but ...Canada even at home just doesnt have what Russia ,Sweden and USA have...Another poor performance at the Olympics is my prediction.
I hope Im wrong but after looking at the stats and watching the teams on the Tele.(TSN Olympic Teams)..thats what I think.
Again I hope Im wrong...But you heard it here first.

Bronze game Canada loses

??????????????? ????????? ???? - KHL.RU - ??????????? ???? So many great names in the KHL and almost as many in the Olympics as from the NHL.
 

swampdonkey

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

I think Canada makes the finals against Russia. Finland to pull out the bronze.
 

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

I hate to be the one but ...Canada even at home just doesnt have what Russia ,Sweden and USA have...Another poor performance at the Olympics is my prediction.
I hope Im wrong but after looking at the stats and watching the teams on the Tele.(TSN Olympic Teams)..thats what I think.
Again I hope Im wrong...But you heard it here first.

Bronze game Canada loses

??????????????? ????????? ???? - KHL.RU - ??????????? ???? So many great names in the KHL and almost as many in the Olympics as from the NHL.
Almost as many???? 64 from the KHL and 130 from the NHL, that's almost????:rolleyes:
 

johnnybluenose

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

Canada Russia final (Could go either way Imho)
Slovakia over Sweden in the Bronze.

Slovaks aren't the deepest team, but where they lack skill they have experience in former NHL snipers and new young bright dmen... and for all the teams, a hot tender can make all the difference, and Slovaki have Budai and Halak.

With players like Chara (best d man in NHL) and Gaborik and Hossa, anything can happen.

They are my sleeper pick to surprise.

sweden will disappoint, Finland is too thin imho now with selane out.

Russia and Canada are too deep and skilled. Canada could probably dress a B team that could make a bronze medal game...
 

ghouse

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

Canada Russia final (Could go either way Imho)
Slovakia over Sweden in the Bronze.

Slovaks aren't the deepest team, but where they lack skill they have experience in former NHL snipers and new young bright dmen... and for all the teams, a hot tender can make all the difference, and Slovaki have Budai and Halak.

With players like Chara (best d man in NHL) and Gaborik and Hossa, anything can happen.

They are my sleeper pick to surprise.

sweden will disappoint, Finland is too thin imho now with selane out.

Russia and Canada are too deep and skilled. Canada could probably dress a B team that could make a bronze medal game...

They said that last Olympics too.
 

ghouse

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Almost as many???? 64 from the KHL and 130 from the NHL, that's almost????:rolleyes:

You know what I was getting at...still 64 from another league that we hear nothing of.

I wonder what the hockey is like over there
 

johnnybluenose

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alright... the hockey is just alright.

I have seen lots on the net as my morbid curiosity compelled me...

It just smells of a league full of guys that either:
a) Prefer their homeland for some sick sadistic reason;
b) Prefer great money and decent hockey over Great hockey and good money (IE Radulov playing there and getting big bucks, while being a bust over here as coaches wanted him to "backcheck"... The Horror! :eek:
 

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

Bodog Says:

Odds to Win the 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Championship

Canada 1/1
Sweden 6/1
Finland 15/1
Czech Republic 16/1
Russia 21/10
Slovakia 30/1
Switzerland 125/1
Germany 450/1
Belarus 500/1
Latvia 500/1
Norway 500/1
USA 13/2
 

One Dart

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

Of the 64 KHL players, 36 come from Belarus and Latvia. Not exactly hotbeds for NHL stars.
 

Yoda

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

Has anyone heard if they've planted a "Loonie for Luck" in the ice this year?
 

bergamascho

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Has anyone heard if they've planted a "Loonie for Luck" in the ice this year?

I read an article where the person in charge of the ice said no, no Loonie this time around. But that could just be the "official story" ...:rolleyes:
 

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

Bobby Lu to get the first start of the Olympics. :)

Sorry Marty
 

The Phantom

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Bobby Lu to get the first start of the Olympics. :)

Sorry Marty

Don't be to sorry for Marty as he gets the next game and more than likely the US game as well.

It looks more like Sorry Lou, you get the token easy game. May work to the Canucks advantage though to have him rested.
 

The Phantom

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Re: Olympic Hockey Poll and Banter

I still can't believe Crawford sat Gretz on the bench in Nagano during the semi final shootout, I was only a kid at the time but the bizzareness of that still affected me.

I know he would have scored, he would have.

Gretzky actually declined to shoot in the shootout, so if you want to blame anyone, blame the so called great one.

Bobby Orr = best ever! Lemieux 2nd, then I will put Gretzky tied for 3rd with Mr. Hockey
 

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Gretzky sucked at shootouts and that is why he declined - he always had trouble scoring goals - just look at his stats - that is why he had more assists than goals :) ... that and of course Jari Kurri and BJ MacDonald.
 

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My people (Slovakia) should go far this time around... it looks like most guys are healthy, even though Gaborik, Satan and Hossa are out vs the CZE... the difference is that this year we actually have some sort of goalies and that makes the team believe, they also want to be the underdog and not want to be spoken of.. hopefully Halak can stay hot through the tourney... can't wait for SVK:CZE... row 10 centre!!! GO SLOVAKIA GO!!!
 

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