Feb 18, 2014

CArey is one Calm, Cool & Collected Canadian Cat ~ Canada vs. Latvia Game Preview and Open Thread

  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

  
  
  

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  1. Speaking of freaky, whats with the Sochi Arena and the warning track around the ice. So Soviet.

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  2. Congrats to the Latvian team and Ted Nolan for getting this far in the Olympic tournament.

    Thumps down and a big fuck you to the mediots that have nothing good to say and literally laugh off the Latvians as a near joke, to them. Canadians are (still ?) known world-wide for being polite, friendly and respectful. Find some of that you sick fucks.

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  3. Go Latvia!!! Err, I mean Go Canada I guess. Sorry, but I sincerely like Latvia dammit

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    1. I like all the small, plucky former Eastern Euro countries

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    2. speaking of, Ukraine, oy

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    3. In high school I dated a small, plucky fun farm gal from Estonia. Man, if you think we are proud of our nation and roots, she was just wow. Also, her Mom was a blonde bombshell who wouldn't stop feeding me potato piggies (kinda like perogies)! NTTIAWWT.

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    4. all that time we spent trying to corner the Belarussian and Swiss Hockey, we should have been working on Lativia and Slovania. If Lake Louise had a castle and a fairy tail island it would be Bled.

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    5. Speaking of the Ukranie, this is a proxy war, Saudis leading the rebels and Russians leading the evil empire. As for the people, as usual no one cares about them.

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  4. To nite I am going to check out something outside of my usual genre, its a conspiracy movie
    http://www.watchfreemovies.ch/watch-movies/2012/watch-the-conspiracy-99381847/

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  5. Go Canada!

    Go Czech!

    Go Slovenia!

    Go Finland!

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  6. Looking at the medal table a lot tonight. I predict we'll end up in the 23-25 medal range. 3 out of hockey / curling, 2 out of long and short track, a bobsled or two and something random. Short of Vancouver. Back in Albertville or Salt Lake or something you'd have killed for 23-25, but it seems to me that's short of expectations. Higher expectations are good I guess?

    Rooting for our x-country sprint relay teams tomorrow morning. Each has a chance. I want a medal there bad.

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  7. Go Canada! Go CArey!

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  8. None of our parallel GS'ers made it even to the semi-finals, men or women. Sigh. I may be revising my medal prediction

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  9. my x-country skiers didn't do anything. I had high hops for them at this Olympics and bubkus

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  10. JJ wins her semi! Nice job

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    1. the maritimer8:02 AM

      Go Jen! Bring that gold home girl!

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    2. I think lingerie curling would be a big hit.

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  11. Chester7:58 AM

    Just read an article about the big three in Hamliton. I could be wrong but it said that Breeze-By was giving Tinordi advice on the physical side of playing D ... like how and when to hit .... I must have had an acid flashback. What does Breeze-By know about hitting.
    Go Habs

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    1. the Maritimer8:03 AM

      I thought he was still in the trunk of HF10's car?

      Can HF29 help out here?

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    2. that article must have been satire or something

      It was Panger's trunk, not 10's, but either way he must have escaped

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    3. the Maritimer8:11 AM

      Right, that was HF33.

      The Breezer had nice hair though.

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  12. Go Canada Go!! Go CArey Go!!

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  13. Just seeing the pic of +76 and Marty makes me swell with pride and yet makes me angry about the smut the fucking cockroaches spread about him. +76 exudes sportsmanship and definitely one hell of a teammate. A real pro through and through!

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    1. the Maritimer8:09 AM

      The cockroaches and the Toronto based media keep trying to beat the dignity out out of #76 but he won't let them.

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  14. Well Babcock is making life easier for DGMB. PFK according to the market as the seventh best d man in the world is worth six point seven per season. More if he dresses for games.

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  15. All respect to Latvia, if it wasn't Team Canada, I be rooting for ya.

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  16. 2-1 Finns! Putin not happy...

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    1. the Maritimer8:06 AM

      Teemu!

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    2. Go Finland Go
      I want the Mericans in the Semi. Put them out of silver early

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  17. the Maritimer8:06 AM

    My God. Is winter never going to end? 30cm on Sunday, 20cm last night, another shit load tonight, I've got nowhere let to put this fucking shit. HELP!

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    1. According to Arthur C Clarke it will end when aliens come to our rescue by euthanizeing all the selfish shortsighted people.

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  18. Canada and Latvia have met on only one prior occasion at the Olympics, with the Canadians winning an 11-0 blowout at the 1936 Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Latvia's best-ever result against Canada at the men's level came at the 1997 IIHF World Championships where they earned a 3-3 draw.

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  19. Did anyone else notice the end zone mesh, why not just put up some barb wire and be done with the pretension.

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  20. Russian defence pair does to much meth ice cream "they have trouble with the speed"

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  21. Emlin looked like he was hit by a shootgun blast

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  22. Bye Bye Russkies start singing the song

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  23. If no one will say it I willl The Russians are Finnished

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  24. Micheal Granlund, drafted ninth overall by the Wild in 2010. Five goals and 23 assists on the year. Nice Finn!

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  25. love these refs bring them home

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    1. your hanging poop?:)

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  27. we can only hope Putin only shoots to kill Ovie and Datsyuk. Vodkov and (Y) just flesh wounds

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  28. This just in. Harper as a favour to the CBC, something about not having Rex Murphy committed, is using one of our C17 to fly in some special cargo.Yes sports fans, there will be a Kesseltracker for the semi;s.

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  29. If Russia had played Big TiTs things might have been different. One thing for sure, they would have needed a larger vodka ration.

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  30. Will Ovie carry the flag again?

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  31. Chester10:16 AM

    I guess nobody gets their passports back.
    I just checked some stats and didn't see Ovie's name.
    I hear Siberia is nice this time of year.
    Go Canada
    Go Habs

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  32. Just got home from the bar.

    OH

    MY

    GOD

    Russia out! Russia out! Heads will roll.

    I think Russia was trying to showcase the KHL here, and it just didn't work out in their favour. They never looked strong.

    Nice job Finland!

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  33. And of course after the first two short paragraphs about Russia losing on CBC, it goes straight to "Prior to the start of the Olympic Games, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin told CBC..."

    Hey CBC, if erection lasts longer than 67 years, consult a doctor.

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  34. And I just watched the highlights on the Finn goals, and they couldn't be more bored. What amateurs.

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    1. Its 'written' by mike brophy, the cockroaches biggest online leaf humper.

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  35. +76 will get retribution against Babcock at the Bell Centre immediately after the Olympics and will show him exactly why he should have let him play.

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  36. Jacobs up 4-2 going into the 6th end without the hammer.

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  37. China ties it. 4-4 through 6, Canada with the hammer.

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  38. Jacobs scores 3 in the 7th to go ahead 7-4!

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  39. Go Canada Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. Gp Camada Go Make those Latvians ask Estonia for help, and feel like Lithuanians facing Paul Bunyan.
    In between games I completed a ZSRDF reconnaissance, astounding findings, will blog about it after the game.

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  41. Shit, I think I spotted timfuckingpeel.

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    1. so far no CBC feed, I knew I should have left crazy Rex alone.

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  42. Jacobs gives up 2. 7-6 going into the 9th with the hammer.

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  43. just got in from a morning x-country ski on Mt Royal. Lovely day out! well except for the clouds and vicious wind

    GYFHosersG!

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  44. It is terrible how many seats are empty (not just here, I think there's only a dozen people at the semis in curling).

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  45. Jacobs picks up 3 in the 9th!

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  46. Jacobs with another 3. 10-6 going to 10!

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  47. Seriously 29, get off of my life and into my cloud (I may be a bit mixed up on my 80s songs here).

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  48. Defence fucks up, great shot. Price will be grilled by CBCTSN.

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    1. They need +76, but Babcock won't admit he's wrong.

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  49. No, wait. Don't cash it! I'm so confused. I'm double playing curling and hockey.

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  50. Jacobs off to the Finals! It's official. Great comeback after a slow start in this tourney

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  51. Holy crap you watch some curling and Latvia ties it. Ugh

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  52. That's it! Canada (Jacobs) into the final!

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  53. Lativia has major weakness, they dressed a guy named syphilis. Sure we are giving him lots of room on the ice, but that stuff will literally kill a team. CArey you fat whale on the breakaway, stand up FFS. Crosby should lose his C if he does not want to play. PFK would not play with a broken stick just saying.

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  54. Now on to bobsleigh to see Kaillie to get..... something.

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  55. Jesus Christ, Cherry is a xenophobic ass. Truly embarrassing.

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  56. HUGE mistake by Sweden to lose in the 10th. GB v CAN in the curling final.

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  57. Go Canada Go!! Go Canada Go!!

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  58. Hey what'd miss? +76 playing?

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    1. No, his job is to be a 'good teammate'

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  59. CArey almost had an assist there.

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  60. Sharp and Vlasic from the point. Sure.

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  61. Credit to the Latvian goalie.

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  62. GOLD FOR THE LADY BOBSLEDDERS FUCK YEAH!!!!!!

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  63. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. Humphries laid down the 4 best runs, it was inexplicable that USA was ahead. But she did it!

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    1. the fixed Russian timekeepers couldn't keep it up for 4 runs

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  65. Now back to hockey. What the...

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  66. Ironicly at these anti Gay games, we have the Gayest hockey sweaters ever, all sprinkled with Gay shinny vinyl like some fashion challenge where you have to use plastic. To top it off Putin brings cocksucking Tim Peel over to ref.

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  67. are we nervous yet? I am

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  68. If only we had a fast puck-moving Dman who could create offense from the back end

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    1. Still can't get over that they had Sharp on the point. 7 Dmen and a forward on the point. Weird.

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    2. I just logged on to say the same thing. Too bad the media generated hate towards the black man has swayed Babcocks views of PK. Or who knows, maybe he has the same beliefs.

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  69. This is not good.

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  70. Go get a PPG!!!!

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  71. Ugh. I need to start drinking

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    1. Already there! Went for makoli (Korean rice drink...it's gross, but when in Rome). Now onto vodka to keep things festive what with Russia and all.

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  72. 4-1 Yanks:

    1ST PERIOD:
    USA 1:39 - JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK
    CZE 4:31 - ALES HEMSKY
    USA 14:38 - DUSTIN BROWN
    USA 19:58 - DAVID BACKES
    2ND PERIOD:
    USA 9:31 (PPG) - ZACH PARISE

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  73. Any Latvian player without an NHL contract (except syphilis), calling DGMB, especially the goalie. But the real prize is Pavlovs, if he has a dog, best mascot ever.

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  74. To think Moyse took a salt bath in a garbage bin yesterday.

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    1. Refresh for pic(s).

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    2. ... and yes I purposefully chose the babesled end pic for the thread.

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  75. mclame says look to don cherry from 1976. Sure.

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  76. SOCHI -- Goaltender Carey Price hit the ice for Canada's pregame skate Wednesday to prepare for the quarterfinal matchup with Latvia later that night and took his usual spot in front of his net.

    His Montreal Canadiens teammate, defenseman P.K. Subban, immediately skated over, grabbed a pile of pucks and offered to warm up Price prior to the skate, diligently shooting pucks first to his glove hand, then his blocker side.


    This is the role Subban has been given for Canada. He is there to practice and keep the players who will participate in the games sharp.

    Aside from Canada's second game of the tournament, a 6-0 win against Austria, Subban has not been in uniform for any games.

    It's not easy for the reigning Norris Trophy-winner, who plays 25 minutes a night for the Canadiens and leads them in scoring with 39 points in 59 games.

    That's a higher point total than every defenseman on the Canadian team except Duncan Keith and Alex Pietrangelo, yet by all accounts, Subban is taking his diminished role here in stride.

    "He's been excellent," Canada coach Mike Babcock said. "He won the Norris Trophy. He's a proud guy, and he's here and he doesn't get to dress. Nobody is probably thrilled about that. Those are hard decisions that we make and in the end they've got to live it. That doesn't mean they've got to like it."

    Babcock's pairings on defense have not changed since Canada arrived in Sochi, and he's had little reason to. Canada has allowed two goals in three games and its goaltenders have faced 58 shots, or just over 19 per game.

    Though Subban is the only defenseman who isn't dressing, Dan Hamhuis is in somewhat the same position. He is Babcock's seventh defenseman, largely because he plays on the left side and also because he is sometimes used on the penalty kill, but he hardly plays. In Canada's most-recent game, a 2-1 overtime win against Finland to close the preliminary round, Hamhuis had seven shifts for 3:58 of ice time.

    For each of them and the two forwards who are either scratched or dressed as the 13th man on the bench, it is a difficult adjustment to make in the hopes of earning a significant reward at the end -- an Olympic gold medal.

    "You're here to be a good pro and a good teammate and as it's not about me and it's not him, it's about Canada," Babcock said. "As long as we all remember that, we're fine."

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    1. Maybe YOU should remember that, babcock.

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  77. Hope The M. isn't too buried in snow.

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  78. Does anyone know what bob nicholson does?

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    1. sucks Harpers cock and shits on Canada

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  79. Sharp sure isn't sharp as a Dman.

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  80. i finally found a feed forr the game on the BBC - what a load of shit that period was. all outside and almost no atmosphere. +76 should use this experience when he gets back to the Bell Centre as play out of his mind for the rest of the season. When he wins the Norris again, his acceptance speech starts with 3 words...FUCK YOU BABCOCK

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  81. I hate to say this, but upthread I said Canada was getting 3 medals out of hockey / curling. I thought one team would come up short. As both curling teams and the women hockey are all guaranteed at least silver now, that leaves one team to come up short...

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  82. p.s. I am now drinking CANADIAN whiskey. this better work

    If you like whiskey, this "Lot no. 40" and it is AMAZING. All kinds of awards. worthy for any single malt scotch drinker

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  83. You would think that Julien, who knows +76's value more than Babcock would talk some sense into him.

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  84. Benn looks slow, hell a lot of them look slow.

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  85. Latvia has nothing to lose. Canada has everything to lose.

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  86. well that was fishy

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  87. ?That crossed the fucking line.

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  88. timfuckingpeel at his best again!

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  89. 1 word timfucking peel.

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  90. Tim fucking Peel.

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  91. They better make damn sure they don't let Latvia get the puck with the empty net.
    CASH IT!
    Go Canada Go!

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  92. CASH IT FFS SCORE FFS FFS FFS FFS

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  93. Sharp on the point again? Fucking weird.

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  94. Trending on twitter right now:

    "That Latvian"

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  95. So that left right Dman bullshit is just that bullshit.

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  96. bout fuckin time!

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  97. Okay that was enough of that, Choucula shell now

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  98. And breath.

    This Latvian goalie is the hero of the Olympics, though.

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  99. You can always count on timfuckingpeel to ruin a game.

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  100. FFS heely just STFU!

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    1. somebody please stab him in the cock

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  101. One or two calls ain't ruining this game. Canada should be carrying away here.

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  102. Hang on! Hang on!

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  103. Well that was nerve racking!

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  104. Golf clap for Latvia. nicely done

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    1. yes, it was like me going up against you in the courtroom and someone in the Jury smiling at me.

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  105. Latvia really gave it.

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  106. I'm going to reserve my thoughts on Canada for later.

    For now, GREAT JOB LATVIA!

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  107. Bring on the ugly Americans (except PatCHes). Hope The M. is OK under all that snow.

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    1. Lets fry the Kesseltracker

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  109. CAN-USA, FIN-SWE. Two amazing regional rivalries there

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  110. Hope Tavares is ok.

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  111. For anyone that did not hear Heely, the Latvin goalie was a Lightning pick as an overager last year. Right now he plays in the EHCL, but with Bishop and That Latvin they are looking prettty good in net.

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  112. First CAN v USA tomorrow in women's hockey. Maybe another brawl?

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  113. I just realized some assham scheduled a mandatory meeting at 2pm on Friday fucking afternoon! Any word on whether the Canadians play the early (8am AST)or late game(1pm AST)?

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    1. FIN-SWE 7 AM EST
      CAN-USA 12 noon EST

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  114. Tavares has a knee injury and is out of the Olympics.

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  115. Lego tweet.
    https://twitter.com/Eller_89/status/436213046860845056/photo/1

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    1. Did you notice the #FREESUBBY in one of the comments. Nice! So true.

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    2. I know their goalie was awesome, but I really, really believe +76 would have been effective on the power play.

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  116. Bournival is suffering with a concussion and gCHyuk has been practicing.

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  117. the Maritimer4:43 PM

    *Sticks head out of snow bank*

    Finally got done watching the recorded game and read all the comments.

    I can't decide whether the Latvian goalie played the game of his life of the so-called Canadian sharpshooters made him look good. I think the fact the Latvians were collapsing 5 men and hoping to get to a shootout had something to do with it. There was no room to do anything in front of the Latvian goal and just blasting away from the point hoping something would get through seemed to be the Canadian strategy. It finally worked only because there was one less maroon sweater there when Weber scored.

    I know we (FHFers) all want PK to play but I wonder if he would really make that much difference, they already have one rover in Doughty. Still, I think PK is a better option than Vlasic but PK doesn't play "that side". Oh well.

    Canada vs USA, this is the one where Carey really has to come to the forefront. The Yanks are scoring goals in droves and Canada can't buy one. This one is up to Carey IMHO and I hope he comes through because the fucking cockroaches and Toronto media will crucify him if he doesn't.

    Hey Winter! I surrender, you win!

    signed,
    the Maritimer

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    1. You must embrace winter, thats why I am watching season two GOT. as they say WINTER IS COMMING

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  118. Stay Gold!
    http://youtu.be/nKbnyHh35yA

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  119. Wow, Brazeau is now manager of a strip club in Ottawa.

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  120. Hearts that hurt:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvds2AIiWLA

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  121. I 'm leaving work before noon on Friday, got an appointment with a hockey game. I feel bad for Pricey, he still can't afford to let in more than one goal with this bunch of offense. No different than playing for the Habs, poor guy. Does anyone think PK will be in the lineup Friday?

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    1. Agree on Carey having to be superhuman to just get some decent praise. Sadly I can't see Babcock and the Execs giving +76 a chance in the next game. Going to try and put my finger on why both Habs players have become the polarizing forces of Team Canada discussions. Also, Sid, wake the fuck up.

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