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bugeater61

Kill All Humans
15 Year Member
Looked like the ladies need to give the men some pointers on penalty shots. Great win for the women!
 

Blue Howl

Drink up, Shriner!
5 Year Member
Some thoughts after watching the replay tonight:

- 6 of the players plus the head coach are from Minnesota. Girls hockey in MN is a pretty big deal. The state championship tournament is going on right now in St. Paul.

- USA has won 7 of the last 8 world championships, so it isn't like this was unexpected. The announcers kept mentioning how it was the first gold for the U.S. in 20 years, which is true, but that has only encompassed 4 other Olympics.

- One of the Canadian players took off her silver medal as soon as it was put around her neck. See my point above. She should be used to losing to the U.S. by now.
 

ColoREDo

REDo posts matter!!!
10 Year Member
Some thoughts after watching the replay tonight:

- 6 of the players plus the head coach are from Minnesota. Girls hockey in MN is a pretty big deal. The state championship tournament is going on right now in St. Paul.

- USA has won 7 of the last 8 world championships, so it isn't like this was unexpected. The announcers kept mentioning how it was the first gold for the U.S. in 20 years, which is true, but that has only encompassed 4 other Olympics.

- One of the Canadian players took off her silver medal as soon as it was put around her neck. See my point above. She should be used to losing to the U.S. by now.
The Olympics takes the place of the world championships so in essence, Canada typically wins the world championships in Olympic years. The US and Canada own womens hockey in the modern age. The rest of the world plays for 3rd.

For some reason Canada rises up for the Olympics and usually wins...the US beat them this year. I think while it wasn't unexpected, its a huge win for the USWNT.
 

Blue Howl

Drink up, Shriner!
5 Year Member
The Olympics takes the place of the world championships so in essence, Canada typically wins the world championships in Olympic years. The US and Canada own womens hockey in the modern age. The rest of the world plays for 3rd.

For some reason Canada rises up for the Olympics and usually wins...the US beat them this year. I think while it wasn't unexpected, its a huge win for the USWNT.
Oh, yeah, definitely a huge win. But some people who don't follow hockey may have been misled into thinking this was some kind of a huuuuuge upset.
 

ColoREDo

REDo posts matter!!!
10 Year Member
Oh, yeah, definitely a huge win. But some people who don't follow hockey may have been misled into thinking this was some kind of a huuuuuge upset.
Definitely not a huge upset. Those teams are pretty even and far ahead of the rest of the world.
 

RedFedAV8or

Get off my lawn :)
2 Year Member
Great won for the USWNT

Man this thread blew up
It did take on a life of it's own...similar to other threads. I just didnt think to post during the game. Thanks for catching me up Husker Hot Sauce. Im most impressed how late folks here stayed up to complete the game. Should have known Husker fans dont quit and see things through. Now on to curling as the USA ended gold for another Canadian squad. No offense eh... GBR
 

CrnhskrBob

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
shootouts are such a brutal way to decide a game of that magnitude, but i guess going to 4 overtimes like they sometimes do in stanley cup playoffs wouldn't make much sense to some hockey fans either.
some great moves in that shootout and that final goal was a thing of beauty.
tough loss for the canadian team. full marks to the american women. well played game.
I do feel for you. My dad, rest his soul, was born in Vancouver, BC, so I have an affinity toward Canada. But, my heart, of course, is with good old USA!! Hell of a game!! Both sides played their hearts out, for sure!
 

canadianhusker

Red Shirt
10 Year Member
It did take on a life of it's own...similar to other threads. I just didnt think to post during the game. Thanks for catching me up Husker Hot Sauce. Im most impressed how late folks here stayed up to complete the game. Should have known Husker fans dont quit and see things through. Now on to curling as the USA ended gold for another Canadian squad. No offense eh... GBR
this may be less acceptable to some canadians than losing the hockey game. playing for gold in curling is almost expected up here and both the men's and women's teams played pretty terrible all week long. the women didn't even make the playoffs. it's hard not to like that american skip though. he seems like a pretty down to earth dude.
 

CrnhskrBob

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
Some thoughts after watching the replay tonight:

- 6 of the players plus the head coach are from Minnesota. Girls hockey in MN is a pretty big deal. The state championship tournament is going on right now in St. Paul.

- USA has won 7 of the last 8 world championships, so it isn't like this was unexpected. The announcers kept mentioning how it was the first gold for the U.S. in 20 years, which is true, but that has only encompassed 4 other Olympics.

- One of the Canadian players took off her silver medal as soon as it was put around her neck. See my point above. She should be used to losing to the U.S. by now.
Taking that medal off is not only immature, but it is disrespectful to the game. Unless she thought they were robbed, she should have worn it until out of sight.
 

RedFedAV8or

Get off my lawn :)
2 Year Member
this may be less acceptable to some canadians than losing the hockey game. playing for gold in curling is almost expected up here and both the men's and women's teams played pretty terrible all week long. the women didn't even make the playoffs. it's hard not to like that american skip though. he seems like a pretty down to earth dude.
I agree, down to earth and already has a Munson, negative connotation with his name to over come. "Skuddered or Skudering". He is relishing his opportunity to get over the hump of the past 2 Olympics. Great rivalry with Canada. At least that one is in sports vice the political rivalry with our neighbors to the south.
 

Pops

I have squandered my resistance
10 Year Member
Taking that medal off is not only immature, but it is disrespectful to the game. Unless she thought they were robbed, she should have worn it until out of sight.
Not at alL
I sy that because i have been to many hockey tournaments in my day. If a team didnt win they would lay the 2nd place ribbon, trophy on the ice. We did not play for 2nd place. Its the hockey mindset.
 
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Pops

I have squandered my resistance
10 Year Member
Some thoughts after watching the replay tonight:

- 6 of the players plus the head coach are from Minnesota. Girls hockey in MN is a pretty big deal. The state championship tournament is going on right now in St. Paul.

- USA has won 7 of the last 8 world championships, so it isn't like this was unexpected. The announcers kept mentioning how it was the first gold for the U.S. in 20 years, which is true, but that has only encompassed 4 other Olympics.

- One of the Canadian players took off her silver medal as soon as it was put around her neck. See my point above. She should be used to losing to the U.S. by now.
Gold always come to those from Mn. You dont live in that state and not play hockey
 

Pops

I have squandered my resistance
10 Year Member
shootouts are such a brutal way to decide a game of that magnitude, but i guess going to 4 overtimes like they sometimes do in stanley cup playoffs wouldn't make much sense to some hockey fans either.
some great moves in that shootout and that final goal was a thing of beauty.
tough loss for the canadian team. full marks to the american women. well played game.
This
 

RedFedAV8or

Get off my lawn :)
2 Year Member
Now, the USA winning gold in Curling, that IS a HUGE upset as canadianhusker pointed out. I really am thrilled for the skip and the team. Figured I would put this here vice start a new thread. I dont have much success when I do that. GBR
 
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