2018 Olympic Hockey

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  1. 34468 Randy

    34468 Randy Well-Known Member

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    OK people. Who is going to be watching the Olympic hockey this year? I think a lot of it may be played while we are supposed to be sleeping.

    Normally, I do not follow hockey. I am not much of a sports fan. But I like my Olympic Hockey. Of course the men's is the stuff to see, but the women's hockey is far better hockey in my mind.

    What may prove to be interesting this years games is that NHL players will not be playing on the national teams. This could bring a huge change of game leaders.

    Here is a link to the schedule for hockey. I hope to see all of the Canadian games and will be interested in the USA games as well. I will also be watching curling where I can. https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/men/olympics/2018/stats/schedule



    Lets see what happens.
     
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    I'm hoping that Canada and USA meet in the final in both the men's and women's.

    Cheering on both countries until they meet, then I'll have to go with my home team.

    I prefer not having the NHL players in the games.
     
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    I agree. Especially in the past with the Canadians. Most of the really good hockey players in the NHL used to be from Canada.

    What lead up to allowing pro hockey into the amateur Olympics back in the day of the USSR where their hockey players were military and they trained and played as a profession. But now, the playing field should be much more level now that the NHL is not involved. So I am quite looking forward to see if we do as well as we did in the past.

    Not to start anything here though. I hope if Team USA gets knocked out of the gold/silver opportunity, they don't repeat what they did in Sochi. That was poor at best. When they were playing for the bronze, they made NO effort to win the bronze what so ever. That was a shame.
     
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    Too bad we did not live closer together. We could have gotten together should Canada play USA for the gold again. We could have thrown beer bottles at each other and put up the dukes across the table woth each other
     
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    Ha Ha!!!! That is very insightful Randy, because the only thing that I would do with a beer bottle is use it as a target or throw it at a target. I, however, am not so invested in USA hockey that I would throw anything at you for cheering on team Canada (fist or bottle). Not against spending time with a brother Viffer, that is always a good idea.
     
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    Just watched an hour of Olympics, and all i saw was people marching slowly, waving national flags, hugging and embracing, and a guy going downhill on his back. How athletic or well-trained does someone need to be for that ???
     
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    USA men"s team has stumbled already! Not good.

    Women are battling each other tonight. Go USA !!!!
     
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    Don't count them out yet. A loss at the beginning of the series is not the end all. Seems Canada has done that a few times but have fought back to get the gold. Sure it is a let down but stay with your guys. What will be interesting to see is haw the men hockey does this time around seeing as there are no NHL players on the teams. Both Canada and USA are going to have to be absolutely on the top of their games. The Sweeds are going to be a tough floe
     
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