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Habs goalie Price was very effective and the key to Canada's gold medal. I'd like to see Toronto get past the Bruins & Penquins.
...so far. The road to the Stanley Cup will almost definitely run through Anaheim or Chi-Town. But in the East well...who knows. Boston and Pittsburgh look like obvious favourites. As far as my beloved TML's are concerned, they not only have to make the playoffs, but home ice is paramount. Leafs Nation knows all too well that there is still lots of time to "shit the bed". I ALMOST put my fist through my 60" plazma at the end of game 7 last year. That loss still stings and will continue for some time. But at least they have shown that they compete against the Bruins the last couple of years.
I've noticed countries that enjoy longer winters do better in the Winter Olympics. USA men played a close hockey game, but were shutout. They must've been worn out, because Finland spanked them 5-0 for the Bronze. Host Russia is sitting on top of the medal count. NHL hockey resumes soon: Ducks might do it this year, though I like the success the Blues have had so far. Your Maple Leafs need to catch up to the Bruins.
I feel you're pain....I really do. We have had our share of heartbraaking losses also ( see World Juniors the last few years). But really...? Was there any doubt which team would win the these two games. I don't wanna sound like a cocky canuck, but we really are the greatest and most decorated hockey nation. Yes we love Baseball ( go Jays!) and Football. But hockey...? It's in our hearts and minds...and imbedded in our souls. Anything less than Olympic Gold is completely unacceptable. I am really happy that both games were very, very good. The women"s had just about everything you could ask for in a Gold medal game, eh? Mens too...but a little less dramatic. Any ways...on a side note... being a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan I was really hoping Kessel and JVR would do well and I really thought the U.S were gonna win this game, going on how the two teams looked going into it. I doubted myself.....it'll never happen again.
Team USA is about to take the ice vs the Canadian men: hope the U.S. grabs the gold in this match. The USA women gave away their hockey gold yesterday in a heartbreaking loss .
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