CANADA FALLS TO USA

Jason Gregor
February 21 2010 08:40PM

"I can handle losing to any country, but losing to the USA is the equivalent of getting a swift kick to the balls, right after being punched square in the balls." - Minister Towelboy to Wanye via bbm, 0.01 seconds after the end of game.

The road to Gold just got significantly harder now, with Canada needing to win four games in six days to capture our second gold medal in men’s hockey in the last three Olympics. On the flip side, if Canada still strikes Gold, this will be looked at as little more than a bump in the road that guaranteed another game night of beer sales for bars selling suds to thirsty Canadian hockey fans around the world.

One big Question emerges however:

Who starts in goal against Germany on Tuesday?

Let the debate begin

Luongo or Brodeur?

Brodeur didn’t cost Canada the game, but he was outplayed by Ryan Miller and looked shaky playing the puck on several occasions.

Roberto Luongo hasn’t played since last Tuesday, but I can’t see rust being a factor if he gets the call against the Germans. These are the kinds of games that bring out big efforts by big players and if Luongo gets the nod over Brodeur he will not only thrill the hometown fans but silence a great many Armchair GMs from coast to coast who will be standing in front of the water coolers tomorrow morning screaming for the head of Brodeur.

In 2006 Team Canada was too loyal to veteran guys and a slow and aging corps didn't even make the medal round in Turino. Steve Yzerman has assembled a much younger squad and is favouring present day skill and effort over history and pecking order amongst veterans. And the veterans looked shaky tonight - particularly Pronger and Niedermeyer early on whereas we are witnessing the passing of the Olympic Torch to the new generation of Olympians with every passing game.  

Does that continue next game with Olympic Hero Martin Brodeur being replaced by a younger Roberto Luongo? Or is this Brodeur's final Olympic shot at gold - and do you give him the start in the next game?

Drew Doughty is 20 freaking years old and he was a beast tonight playing 23 minutes. Doughty along with Duncan Keith (24 minutes tonight) and Shea Weber have been the best D-men for the Canadian team. If the coaching staff is playing the best guys, regardless of age or resume, then I bet they go with Luongo.

I haven’t spoken with anyone, and this is just my feeling based on how this team was selected and how they’ve given opportunity to the young skaters, so maybe the goaltending torch gets passed on Tuesday night.

Of course goaltending isn’t the only reason Canada lost. Their powerplay needs to improve and they have to be better around the net. Rick Nash has to bury that open net he had in the last five minutes. You can say Miller made a great save, but Nash needs to raise the puck and score at that point.

Any coach will tell you that a scorer has the responsibility to finish off those types of plays. I’m betting we will see Luongo on Tuesday and the changing of the guard will be complete from Crosby to Doughty to Luongo.

ANYONE SEE THIS?

Wow.

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#1 Adam
February 21 2010, 08:47PM
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Yes...first...and it has to be Luongo. I agree Brodeur didn't cost us the game, but right now I don't know if he can WIN us a game which is what Miller did. I agree with you Gregor, give Luongo the start.

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#2 Harlie
February 21 2010, 08:49PM
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Jagrgotbombed Meister.

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#3 Mike
February 21 2010, 08:50PM
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What a hit. I missed that one.

Doughty is unreal. He could win the Norris next year. And Keith was great too. I'm surprised how average the Human Rake was tonight. He should be better.

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#4 Justin
February 21 2010, 08:53PM
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Luongo. Fo Sho.

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#6 Archaeologuy
February 21 2010, 08:56PM
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I have to disagree with you on Brodeur not costing us the game. There were some deflected shots, but 2 goals on the 1st 5 shots put the team in a bad place. They played catch-up the whole game. Brodeur pulled that crazy baseball play and pretty much ensured that we wouldnt clear the puck. Only Roli can baseball it, and he only did it after he actually caught the puck.

That was a brutal game from likely the best goalie in the modern era of goaltending, and his last game wasnt that great either.

I didnt think I'd ever come to this, but they need to go with Luongo the rest of the way. The next game will be perfect for Luongo. Canada wont be playing premier competition and Luongo hasnt played in almost a week. He could use the practice before the real competition begins again.

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#7 Roberto
February 21 2010, 08:58PM
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Yeah give Bobby Lou another shot.

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#8 Victoria
February 21 2010, 08:59PM
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One goal would've made the difference. IMO, Brodeur did cost us the game.

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#9 Harlie
February 21 2010, 09:00PM
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and how about that Melissa Hollingsworth? The camera loves her.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/team-canada/athletes/athlete=1112/index.html

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#10 Ryan Lambert
February 21 2010, 09:19PM
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Know what I'm doing right now? Laughing my balls off.

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#11 rindog
February 21 2010, 09:24PM
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Toews and Bergeron should have never made this team.

Boyle is awful and Neidermayer is so soft.

I hope they ride Seabrook, Keith , Doughty and Weber the rest of the way.

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#12 Shaun Doe
February 21 2010, 09:25PM
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Ryan Lambert wrote:

Know what I'm doing right now? Laughing my balls off.

Don't you have to wait for them to descend first?

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#13 Ryan Lambert
February 21 2010, 09:38PM
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What's that, I can't hear you over this Star-Spangled Banner I'm pumping at full blast.

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#14 dragon
February 21 2010, 09:39PM
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i just hope they come back to life so this February will not turn into an Oilers season deja-vu...

Corey Perry, really, in the last minute of open net?

Marty wanted to do much out there (reminded me of Rolli playing behind Gerbs).

Put Lu in: at least he doesn't think he can play the puck.

GO CANADA GO!

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#15 rubbertrout
February 21 2010, 09:47PM
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Gotta be Bobby Lou. Brodeur was responsible for 2 goals. Seabrook Keith Doughty and Weber get 20 minutes a game each at least. Keep Prongs , Neids and Boyle on the bench save for PP

All this means is that the big game come sooner rather than later. Do or die in the quarter finals.

I hope Heater doesn't try to defect to Germany . . .

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#16 rubbertrout
February 21 2010, 09:48PM
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Ryan Lambert wrote:

What's that, I can't hear you over this Star-Spangled Banner I'm pumping at full blast.

I hate you TLP.

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#17 Harlie
February 21 2010, 09:48PM
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Ryan Lambert wrote:

What's that, I can't hear you over this Star-Spangled Banner I'm pumping at full blast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keq7LzYoC0c

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#18 Reggie
February 21 2010, 09:57PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

I can't wait for Wednesday. Russia v. Canada in a do or die game. Watching the Ovechkin hit just fires me up even more. We will crush Germany 6-1 and then face the Red Machine. Awesome.

On a side note, how tough is Joannie Rochette? Her mom passes away this morning after arriving at the Olympics yesterday and Joannie was back practicing today because she has to skate on Tuesday. What a courageous young woman. That is true courage.

Jason, it's not a guarantee that the Russians finish 3rd. It is possible with a OT or SO win by Sweden, that will give the Finns 7 points with a better goal differential than Russia (if I am understanding the differential rule). Right now Finland is sitting at 10-1 and Russia is at 13-6. I would be thinking the Finns will win and even if it was in OT or SO, the Swede's goal differential is 6-2 right now.

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#19 Rob in Toronto
February 21 2010, 09:57PM
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In my opinion, goaltending is more important in international tournaments (such as the Olympics) than it is in the NHL playoffs. The reason being that in tournament play, a hot goalie stealing a game or two at the right time can easily be the difference between a gold medal and finishing 5th. In the NHL playoffs, even the best goalies can rarely steal four of seven.

As a Flames fan it kills me to say this, but you gotta go with Luongo against Germany. Assuming that he has a solid game, you go with him against Russia too.

Also, big props to Joannie Rochette. In a weekend where Canada had a lot of Olympic disappointment, her story is by far the saddest, and yet her response is by far the most incredible.

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#20 Phil
February 21 2010, 10:14PM
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Brodeur was bad. I don't know if he cost them the game but he should've never been playing in the first place. With the butterfly style Luongo plays, at least 2 of those goals would've never gone in. Brodeur looked shaky against Switzerland and I actually predicted this would happen in this game with the US. He's not taking the Games seriously enough, you can tell by how casually (and how often) he comes out to play the puck, by his body language and most importantly by his commentary between games.

Sure people can say Canada dominated, but that's just not good enough. At the end of the day there is still no cohesion amongst them, Babcock makes questionable decisions, their wingers are overrated, top end skill wise they are outclassed by Russians, Czechs, Slovakians and yes, even the Americans. The pressure is immense and I'm sure it's having an effect on some of the younger guys.

The struggle to finish is what's worst about it all, it is demoralizing and embarrassing.

They also need to play much tighter defensively, I understand they want to push the pace since they are on home ice, take advantage of the crowd and what not, but at certain times things really seemed to be a fire drill in front of Brodeur, which didn't help.

Sure Canada dominated time of possession and Miller made a few really good saves (most importantly he stopped everything he NEEDED to stop, except for the Sidney Crosby tip which IMO was a softie), and the defense played heroically, I mean seriously. They went in with a game plan and executed, and came out with the victory.

At this point, I'm not even sure if Canada can beat Germany, honest. Germany will come out like absolute gang busters and do have some solid NHL talent on that roster. Not a good match up for Canada. If they win, and then go on to play Russia, they will get absolutely slaughtered. I question the mental fortitude of the Canada's group, I wonder how badly they really want it. I guess we'll see soon enough.

Oh by the way, Corey Perry was bar none, the worst selection for the team, I've said this since day 1, he is absolutely useless. For the shameful effort and sheer stupidity he displayed on the EN goal by Kesler, he should be taken out back and shot.

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#21 SirFozz
February 21 2010, 10:23PM
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Phil wrote:

Brodeur was bad. I don't know if he cost them the game but he should've never been playing in the first place. With the butterfly style Luongo plays, at least 2 of those goals would've never gone in. Brodeur looked shaky against Switzerland and I actually predicted this would happen in this game with the US. He's not taking the Games seriously enough, you can tell by how casually (and how often) he comes out to play the puck, by his body language and most importantly by his commentary between games.

Sure people can say Canada dominated, but that's just not good enough. At the end of the day there is still no cohesion amongst them, Babcock makes questionable decisions, their wingers are overrated, top end skill wise they are outclassed by Russians, Czechs, Slovakians and yes, even the Americans. The pressure is immense and I'm sure it's having an effect on some of the younger guys.

The struggle to finish is what's worst about it all, it is demoralizing and embarrassing.

They also need to play much tighter defensively, I understand they want to push the pace since they are on home ice, take advantage of the crowd and what not, but at certain times things really seemed to be a fire drill in front of Brodeur, which didn't help.

Sure Canada dominated time of possession and Miller made a few really good saves (most importantly he stopped everything he NEEDED to stop, except for the Sidney Crosby tip which IMO was a softie), and the defense played heroically, I mean seriously. They went in with a game plan and executed, and came out with the victory.

At this point, I'm not even sure if Canada can beat Germany, honest. Germany will come out like absolute gang busters and do have some solid NHL talent on that roster. Not a good match up for Canada. If they win, and then go on to play Russia, they will get absolutely slaughtered. I question the mental fortitude of the Canada's group, I wonder how badly they really want it. I guess we'll see soon enough.

Oh by the way, Corey Perry was bar none, the worst selection for the team, I've said this since day 1, he is absolutely useless. For the shameful effort and sheer stupidity he displayed on the EN goal by Kesler, he should be taken out back and shot.

But other then that, what do you think of the team Mr Positive?

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#22 Victoria
February 21 2010, 10:24PM
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Ryan Lambert wrote:

What's that, I can't hear you over this Star-Spangled Banner I'm pumping at full blast.

Does your lack of heath care cover blown eardrums?

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#23 Jimmer
February 21 2010, 10:24PM
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Watching the kids on "D" for Canada makes me want to trade whoever Boston wants off our team for "Toronto's pick" this year so we can maybe get Cam Fowler too.

Just dreaming.

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#24 Harlie
February 21 2010, 10:33PM
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Victoria wrote:

Does your lack of heath care cover blown eardrums?

no worries...I'm sure he will just sue his way out of it.

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#25 RossCreekNation
February 21 2010, 10:58PM
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Cheryl Bernard is not at all hot... horse face.

Canada had to beat the Russians at some point, so why not right after the German's? There's no easy route to Gold, boys. What's 1 extra game? Nothing, to me. Adversity builds winners. It won't be easy, but Canada is not out. Not by a long shot.

As far as the Americans, they were underestimated by most. Miller played outstanding. I'm sticking with my prediction of American Bronze. Unfortunately, one of Canada and Russia won't be around for the Gold medal game.

BELIEVE...

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#26 Serious gord
February 21 2010, 11:02PM
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Just after the roster was announced I made three plus one other points on gregors and or stauffs show. Sadly, all three seem to have been correct:

1. The two best goalies canada has will not even get to play - fleury and ward. There is an ingrained seniority system that has plagued pretty much all team Canada's since '72. This problem is most acute in the goalie position. That both brodeur and luongo have their best years behind them this is pretty-much indisputable. Ward for my money is the best today although fleury is better when he is on a hot streak. (and yes, I know ward is hurt right now. Getzlaf looks to be running at less than 100% don't you think?)

2. The seniority problem also caused me much trepidation on our defense - pronger and niedemeyer are too slow and pronger lacks the physical punch he once had. Making them the top pairing was a mistake I thought.

3. The San Jose twosome plus one have yet to piss A drop in the cup finals. They lack the guts needed to come through in the clutch and we have seen that in two games now. Having them as the second line is a recipe for failure. Why do we expect them to perform better in this venue than they have in the NHL playoffs?

The plus-one point I made that may yet become a more publically discussed point is that there is only one French Canadian skater on the team. Notable not theres are Vinny and St louis. The anti-Quebec bias has been evident in past teams (none moreso than in '72) and it is pretty blatant especially in St louis case.

I don't envy yzerman and company's job but i think following the "nobody ever got fired for buying IBM" strategy of picking the safest team from a public opinion standpoint doesn't work now and rarely ever has.

I hope that in the coming days this team like several others in the past manages to pull it out of the fire, but winning four in a row is like betting to an inside straight.

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#27 Wanye
February 21 2010, 11:03PM
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Rob in Toronto wrote:

In my opinion, goaltending is more important in international tournaments (such as the Olympics) than it is in the NHL playoffs. The reason being that in tournament play, a hot goalie stealing a game or two at the right time can easily be the difference between a gold medal and finishing 5th. In the NHL playoffs, even the best goalies can rarely steal four of seven.

As a Flames fan it kills me to say this, but you gotta go with Luongo against Germany. Assuming that he has a solid game, you go with him against Russia too.

Also, big props to Joannie Rochette. In a weekend where Canada had a lot of Olympic disappointment, her story is by far the saddest, and yet her response is by far the most incredible.

As an Oilers fan it pains me to be forced to say "there isn't an Oiler in the lineup we can point to for help."

Then I remember how crappy the Oilers are and I think "that's probably for the best"

Then I cry.

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#28 VK63
February 21 2010, 11:20PM
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See, no Oilers and now the entire nation knows how it feels to cheer for them.

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#29 Zues
February 21 2010, 11:21PM
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I still can't get my head around the fact that Joe Thornton is on this team! The guy is not a winner and he never shows up when playoffs come around. I guess the 82 game season is enough of an accomplishment for him. Team Canada needs proven winners or players that have come close to winning in the NHL (example Iginla 05 playoff run, and not counting the young guys that have not had a chance yet like Drew Doughty). And I think Marleau got lucky this year playing with Thornton and thats the only reason why he is on this team. I think we messed up not inviting people like Ryan Smyth, and Vincent Lecavalier onto this team. Vinny has won before and Symth brings that heart and experience at the international level. We don't need all super stars!!

Crosby is the only one I find that wants to win! The guys needs to play more and with proven goal scorers not Mike Richards but someone who can score! Get the natural skill together and watch them do their magic!!

People have spoken about Russia checking their ego at the door before this tournament I think team Canada has the ego problem. I just have to mention 2 names and you will get my point Chris Pronger and Dany Heatley! A couple guys who have showed me nothing yet in this tournament!!

Lastly, what is wrong with playing Luongo in every game from now on, its the guys home turf and he is a damn good goalie. And I guarantee he won't confuse the sport he is playing with baseball!!

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#30 Ryan Lambert
February 21 2010, 11:26PM
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Victoria wrote:

Does your lack of heath care cover blown eardrums?

just hope you guys have enough lifeguards in your stupid country to save you all from drowning in these many, many tears

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#31 KenL
February 21 2010, 11:33PM
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Holy crap Gregor, I finally agree with you 100%! Babcock should go with Lu as Marty looked really shaky handling the puck tonight. And the first goal...he's got to stop that.

I totally agree our hockey brain trust places too much loyalty in veterans. And while Stevie Y has gone a long way in going with youth, you can't help but wonder if Niedmayer and Pronger should had been here tonight.

Time to pass the torch and let Lu have a go! In '02 Pat Quinn made a the right choice and discounted loyalty by dumping his Leaf goalie in favor of Marty. Hopefully Babcock can duplicate the same with Lu.

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#32 Victoria
February 21 2010, 11:38PM
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Ryan Lambert wrote:

just hope you guys have enough lifeguards in your stupid country to save you all from drowning in these many, many tears

HA!

Leave it to an American to think one game is winning the war.

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#33 machoslob
February 21 2010, 11:49PM
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Now why would Marty choose to become a US ctizen just before olympic team selection? Could he have been considered too old, too fat and too slow to make team USA, and opted for better odds up north?

Bobby Loo all the way from here!

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#34 MattL
February 21 2010, 11:53PM
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rindog wrote:

Toews and Bergeron should have never made this team.

Boyle is awful and Neidermayer is so soft.

I hope they ride Seabrook, Keith , Doughty and Weber the rest of the way.

Did you watch the game today rindog? Toews and his linemates were maybe the three most effective forwards when they were on (after Cros/Nash/etc.)

Boyle and Niedermeyer are puck movers and have been very good at it so far.

Pronger on the other hand, has been, without any trace of bias, the LVP of the tourny for Canada so far. Big dummy out there. Cost us the tying goal against the Swiss, and was a joke again tonight. Was also borderline lackadaisical with the puck all night. Glad Doughty proved his worth tonight, dude is a monster.

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#35 Bob Cob
February 21 2010, 11:53PM
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Neidermayer and Pronger are too slow and soft to play the kind of game needed in the Olympics on the small ice surface. Also, that was the worst I have ever seen Broduer play, and what was Perry doing on the empty netter, it looked like he gave up on the play, at least put your stick on the ice. As for next game, I would start Fluery. He's won a cup and shown he can perform under pressure. Brodeur has won in the Cup finals too, but his puckhandling and decision making skills appear to be failing. As for Bobby Lou, when he makes it out of the sencond round of the playoffs he can start.

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#36 MattL
February 21 2010, 11:59PM
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@Serious gord

1.Easy to say that the goalies that aren't going to play are the best. Luongo looked pretty solid against a week Norway, and he is still a world class goalie. We'll see this week. You can't claim that Fleury and Ward are the best goalies though, because we'll never find out.

2.I agree about Pronger, but not Niedermeyer. And I think you need at least ONE vet on the back end.

3.I couldn't agree more about Thornton in particular. I would have much preferred the Tampa two/three. Every year he has a chance to prove the critics wrong, and he NEVER has, and he's showing again why he's a regular season player ONLY. The guy doesn't have another gear, it doesn't exist.

3A.I'm not sure the french canadian thing means much, although I'm still at a loss about Thornton/Marleau over Vinny/Marty. I can only assume it was the Heatley factor. I doubt there's any anti-french bias though, it makes zero sense that they would screw the team over in the most important tournament of the decade over something so petty.

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#37 RossCreekNation
February 22 2010, 12:09AM
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Play E. Staal with Crosby & Nash, and Iginla with Getzlaf & Perry.

Jay-Bouw should be there. Martin St. Louis, too. But easy on the shoulda/coulda/woulda for now... it ain't over!

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#38 Serious Gord
February 22 2010, 12:22AM
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MattL:

1. ward and fleury were the two best goalies in the playoffs last year. The ONLY reason they weren't our one-two for this is because of seniority nothing else.

2. I agree that neidmayer can play but not as one of the first pairing - see point one above.

3. Way too much stock is put into maintaining pairings from the regular season in this kind of tournament. How many other players are watching who are better than marleau?

4. The anti-French connection exists whether conscious or otherwise. Read up on what happened to the non-hab Quebec players in '72 and other matches in the 70s.

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#39 machoslob
February 22 2010, 12:23AM
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Would'a taken Phaneuf over Pronger, not that he's any smarter, but he would have reduced the threat from opposing stars by leaving some of their bodies in his wake. I also think that experience and loyalty is way over rated. Jordan Eberle could have scated circles around some of our old horses.

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#40 TonyT
February 22 2010, 12:46AM
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Wow, ease on the Panic fellow Nationers. Keep the faith, it's one loss which in the grand scheme of winning gold does liitle to affect that at some point we were expecting to play Russia. 2 things, Canada played a much better (physical) game today than on Thursday and lastly, while Brodeur hasn't played lights out, I still take him over Luongo (who has won nothing in his career) if we talk about passing the torch I give Germany to Fleury as a warmup and ride him the rest of the way.

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#42 Ambassador humantorch
February 22 2010, 01:27AM
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Is there a player in the entire world who has proven himself to be more useless in a Big Game situation than Joe Thornton? Why, exactly, is he on the team again?

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#43 Ambassador humantorch
February 22 2010, 01:29AM
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Ryan Lambert wrote:

just hope you guys have enough lifeguards in your stupid country to save you all from drowning in these many, many tears

It's hard to have a conversation with TLP when his voice is muffled by his head being up his ass like that.

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#44 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
February 22 2010, 06:42AM
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rubbertrout wrote:

Gotta be Bobby Lou. Brodeur was responsible for 2 goals. Seabrook Keith Doughty and Weber get 20 minutes a game each at least. Keep Prongs , Neids and Boyle on the bench save for PP

All this means is that the big game come sooner rather than later. Do or die in the quarter finals.

I hope Heater doesn't try to defect to Germany . . .

am i the only one that would go with the guy who led his team to the cup finals the last 2 years? the guy who, you know, actually won a big game or two in the last couple of years?

nothing against bobby luo, but IMO i would rather have the guy who hasnt sh*t all over himself (in recent history)when everything is on the line.

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#45 Reagan
February 22 2010, 07:10AM
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All I know, is watching the game last night reminded me of the underachieving Oilers. For a second there, I though I was watching an Oiler game. Does Pronger really suck? Could have fooled me last night.

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#46 Reggie
February 22 2010, 07:12AM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

The Swedes and Finns are in the same division, so both can't be in the top three. Russia won their division so they are 3rd automatically. Similar to NHL divisions. The winner automatically gets a top-three spot.

ah, k. Thanks for the clarification.

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#47 rubbertrout
February 22 2010, 07:39AM
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@Phil

At this point, I'm not even sure if Canada can beat Germany, honest.

If they can't beat Germany then they deserve to have whatever ridicule gets heaped upon them.

There are certainly no doubts that DOughty belongs on this team. Bouwmeester might look good though. You know who else might have looked good? Smytty hagning out in front of the net looking for garbage and tip ins. When you see a big body like Thornton or Nash on the PP and nobody gets in front of the net for traffic it is tough to score on a guy like Miller.

I'm keeping the faith though. Canada for the GOLD!

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#48 BUCK75
February 22 2010, 07:50AM
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I don't know how the coaches decided to ride Marty. Goaltending is the one position that you should be riding the hot hand. Going into the olympics it was Bobby-Lou, plus he plays really good at home usually.

The ppl I was watching the game with didn't know why Crosby was hardly playing. After the game was over & I heard he was -3 I guess that's why.

It is kind of sad that the last 2 games we scored 5 goals (not counting the shoot-out). 8 of the top 30 point guys in the NHL are on our team. It seems if you aren't 'going' during the game you won't play. I think maybe a longer leash should be put out for a few of the guys on our team, unless they are going to revolt like the players in the 86 Canada Cup did against Keenan.

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#49 Shaun Doe
February 22 2010, 07:51AM
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Am I the only one who looks at the forward roster and sees that every single player is a power forward? Maybe thats the state of Canadian Hockey but this team could really use a pure sniper such as the European teams have. Also I heatily agree with fact that a guy like Smyth would be quite effective on this team. It's not like he's having a bad year either. Lastly, I think that Nash should be taken off the Crosby line as I haven't seen him do all that much with him and I find he is prone to acting the one man show too often. This is something the coaches said they wanted to avoid. Crosby needs someone on his line to either set him up for a shot or be open for a pass, not someone to trail behind and watch.

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#50 Packer
February 22 2010, 08:01AM
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Big question of who will start in goal for Canada? Are you kidding me!We have seen the last of Brodeur. He has played his last game ever for Canada.

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