Feb 23, 2014

Hard Road to Gold Medal Game Preview and Open Thread ~ WE WIN!!!

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Feel, FHFeel it grow
In your Pants!, in your mind
Life is how I blog it 
Through time, through gametime

And there's our deserved 31 that is hot enough to feed our FHFire
We shipwreck like FHFools only to become the GYFHoser’s choir
And +76 tried and he’ll be reborn
But there's no road that ain't a hard road to get GOLD on

Got lost on the way, but you FHFound the road again
Stay true to your FHFriends, 'cause there’s ice-cream in the ‘end’

There must be something in the air, in the Canadian air
Some kind of answer to my prayers, to our prayers
Some kind of answer to Canada’s prayers
Been waiting since Olympic Day 1 was born
'Cause there's no road that ain't a hard road to get GOLD on

I have a vision in my mind of a life with cockroaches left behind
Yeah, can't you see that lost mediots can't swim
You know they’ll sink, but they still jump in
It's not alright to get caught stealing back what you've fucking lost
Yeah, don't you know that lost mediots can't think
You beat them back, but they step right back to stink
And I can't say that I am sorry for all their many sins

And you try to find the (g)love that'll see you through your Olympic plays
And his strong calm stare is as long as a Canadian highway
And the Sochi FHFun dies until it's reborn
But there's no road that ain't a hard road to get GOLD on

Been saying since Game 1 Preview and Open Thread was born
That there's no road that ain't CArey’s to get GOLD on!!!

There must be something in the air, in the Canadian air
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190 comments:

  1. mclame actually mouths the word 'selflessness'. Yeah, the players.

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  2. Babcock is wearing a special black McGill tie.
    Go Canada Go!!!!!

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  3. I'm tuned in to NBC, i/o Mclame you get Milbury-the-shoe.

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  4. Love the 'busy' sign, awesome.

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    1. Got the unedited version from a wannabe-Canadian gal pal. Very à propose for today.

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  5. Posted on the leaf network:
    If Canada wins Gold Price will become the only Goalie in hockey history to win the AHL - Jack Butterfield Trophy (Calder Cup playoffs MVP) Canadian Major Junior - Goaltender of the Year WHL - Del Wilson Trophy (Top Goaltender) Calder Cup World Junior Championships under 20 gold also winning the MVP in that tournament and Olympic Gold.More fun facts from the fact guy.

    GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Good morning CAnada! Go Hosers Go!
    Nick Backstrom out with a migraine.

    From the cockroach pregame chatter, I understand that Lundquist is the best goalie in the universe and if Canada are fortunate enough to get one past him they should win gold. Price has to be careful not to let in a softie. Good stuff.

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    1. They just gave their old coot a chance to pretend he's our team's coach. Sure.

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  7. Cats are fed, tea and coffee are ready. Gold Canada gold!!!!!!!

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  8. the Maritimer7:11 AM

    GO YOU FUCKING HOSERS GO!!!

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  9. GO CANADA GO!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!

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  10. Cripes, where's 29 with the crumpets?

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    1. Just got here! Sorry I'm late. The first store I went to didn't have fresh crumpets, so I had to go to another store across town.

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    2. You mean you didn't bake them yourself?

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    3. All is forgiven 29, appreciate the effort.

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  11. Coffee made, booze added, let's do this thing!!! GYFHosersG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Some day this Crosby-Kunitz duo will score. I'm guessing it will be this Thursday against the Habs

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    1. Especially if the Habs play that sieve Price.

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  13. Healy: it could be 4-0 already if not for Lundquist... then flash shots on goal 6-2 Sweden.

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    1. Be fun if Canada scored by having a Weber slapshot deflected off of his fat heely head.

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  14. I'm going to watch the NBC feed for a while

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  15. the Maritimer7:26 AM

    No bars open in Quebec this morning?

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  16. Toews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Toews!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. the Maritimer7:30 AM

    Woohoo!!!

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  19. CAsh it CAnada!!

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  20. the Maritimer7:38 AM

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.....coffee with Bailey's.

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    1. Amaretto here.

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    2. Cognac and Canadian Whiskey. All "C"s for Canada

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    3. the Maritimer7:43 AM

      The booze is for medicinal purposes only this a.m.

      Nerve medicine.

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    4. Only in CAnada.

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  21. Uh oh. Kill it.

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  22. I think Cherry just praised +76, but it's kind of early so I must have heard that wrong

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    1. Indirectly as he praised himself for scouting Team Canada players.

      Did I ever mention I bumped into Patrice Bergeron at a Gatineau Olympiques game?

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    2. the Maritimer7:52 AM

      He told mclame he was stupid, too. Hee hee.

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    3. the Maritimer7:54 AM

      It may have been the booze 29.

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  23. God I love these short intermissions

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  24. nice quick whistle. these Canadian refs aren't helping

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  25. Is it just me...or is this a relatively dull game?

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  26. CAsh it CAnada!!

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  27. the Maritimer8:10 AM

    Chess on ice.

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  28. GO CANADA GO!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!

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  29. Definitely not dull now.

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  30. the Maritimer8:16 AM

    Wow, what pressure.

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  31. the Maritimer8:21 AM

    Great save Carey!!!!!

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  32. SID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Sid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. the Maritimer8:24 AM

    The worst lead in hockey.......

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  35. SYD, but no we have a 2 to 0 lead, the worst one in Hockey

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  36. Why is it the worst lead in hockey?

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    1. See Canadian Women's Gold medal game.

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  37. CAsh it CAnada!!!

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  38. CASH IT. we need to get rid of the worst lead in hockey

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  39. Nasty hit on Marleau - now cash it!

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  40. 20 minutes. HANG ON BOYS

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    1. Just before Sid's goal I had to go outside and chill out. Balmy -7º.

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  41. You can tell the leafs are out, torontosportsnetwork has nada, zip, zero on the freaking Gold Medal Game.

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  42. On my 4th coffee, man do I need a crumpet! (Two more 'C' words).

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  43. I gotta say I'm enjoying watching the nbc coverage with Doc Emrick doing play by play (he aplogized for his voice cracking and sounding like a 12 year old when he gets too excited). And love or hate PeeAir, he was never one of the leaf loving cockroaches when on Canadian air...hmm, perhaps that's why he's no longer on TSN? Anyway, I'll take him over Healy every day of the week. They are a knowledgable group of hockey guys and even praise Price for his stellar play! Amazing.

    Anyway, Hang on Hosers.

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    1. Doc Emrick is a real pro. Perfect hockey play by play guy imho

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  44. Another fast intermission. excellent

    HANG ON BOYS

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  45. GO CANADA GO!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!

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  46. Calm. Cool. Collected. CArey!

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  47. the Maritimer8:53 AM

    Second coffee and bailey's plus some toast with homemade blackberry jelly.

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  48. Great cycling. Keep the puck down there boys

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  49. Incredible use of the boards.

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    1. the Maritimer8:57 AM

      Yup. Dominating.

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  50. heely is such a fucking arrogant knob.

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  51. KUNITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. Kunitz!!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. HabsFan29 7:23 AM

    Some day this Crosby-Kunitz duo will score. I'm guessing it will be this Thursday against the Habs

    /stands corrected

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    1. /stands on guard for thee!

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  54. Kunitz, take that haters

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  55. Kill it CAnada!

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  56. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1969845-have-the-olympics-hurt-pk-subbans-contract-situation-with-montreal-canadiens

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  57. Its looking good boys...Hang on!!

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  58. heely is such a fucking arrogant knob.

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  59. Pretty sure Babcock was saying; "all four go, all four go!" Great to see an animated coach.

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  60. the Maritimer9:08 AM

    Aaaahhhhh!!!!!

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    1. Out of Baileys?

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    2. the Maritimer9:11 AM

      The Nash turnover.....should have four.

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  61. 3 to 0 with five minutes left and CArey in net, the best lead in Hockey

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  62. GOLD CANADA GOLD!!!!!!! GOLD CANADA GOLD!!!!!!! GOLD CANADA GOLD!!!!!!! GOLD CANADA GOLD!!!!!!!

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  63. MVP
    1 CArey
    2 Doutghy
    3 Getzalf

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  64. the Maritimer9:19 AM

    No Chokula fucking shell today. Hard on the gas from start to finish.

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  65. GOLDEN SHUT-OUTt!!!!!!!

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  66. GOLDEN SHUT-OUTt!!!!!!!

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  67. God I LOVE CANADA!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. +76 goes right up to CArey.

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  69. CArey shutout in semis
    CArey shutout in finals

    Suck it mediots

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    1. the Maritimer9:26 AM

      You beat me too it 29, back to back shutouts for Carey, what do you say now cockroaches and tsn so-called fucking experts? Who's the best goalie in the world? Reimer? Bernier?

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  70. Still nada on tsn, even if they try they will eventually have to put up a story. If the leaf were still there......
    Eat shit.

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  71. Gold medals for CArey and +76!

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  72. Seeing as cbc couldn't find a celebrating crowd in Quebec/Montreal, I guess the Bell Centre crowd will pick up that slack!

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  73. CArey, only 3 goals in 5 games.

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  74. "He is a world class winning net net-minder" NBC

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  75. Nice to see St. Louis get some play in this game.

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  76. the Maritimer9:30 AM

    What, no medal for kessel? So sad for cbc/tsn....

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  77. Finns are still out partying I guess

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    1. oh I guess they got their medals yesterday. still weird not to see them

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  78. Updated header pic.

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  79. No matter what anyone says about +76, he is now a Team Canada Gold Medal Olympian!!!!

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    1. Yup and nice hug between him and Babcock.

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    2. Crap I missed that!

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  80. Never in doubt. Well maybe a little at the beginning....

    Who is the guy in jersey number 20 (not dressed) on Team Canada?

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    1. Thanks moe, Mr M was asking.

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  81. What, no bouquets?

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  82. Great tourney for the Swedes, congrats on your Silver.

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  83. Huge CHeer for CArey!

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  84. the Maritimer9:38 AM

    Nice cheer for Carey.

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  85. From coast to coast, beautiful Team.

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    1. the Maritimer9:44 AM

      Joining you.

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  87. Thanks for some great hockey Team Canada!
    Thx to all FHFers for making these past two weeks FHFun!

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    1. Was only made possible by you meoman, YOU are gold!

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  88. First time I see CArey sing during the anthem, or maybe because RDS usually skips it. Great to see.

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  89. whilst here, thx to moeman for keeping the place open during a FHFun Olympics!

    now GYFHG!!

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    1. +76 another gold medal performance

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  90. Gold medals to the CBC for their golden streams and the Russkies for pulling it off. Putin won Terrorists Zeros

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  91. Thanks moe for graciously hosting as usual. Can you imagine what Carey can do for the Habs with a decent D?

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    1. we will see what happens, I expect Vodkov and (Y) will be seeking revenge and PFK will be wanting to show his Olympic spirit.

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  92. Backstrom used an allergy medicine and not able to play per NBC.

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  93. the Maritimer9:51 AM

    Thanks moe! Great job as usual.

    Mrs. Maritimer showed me a pic this morning you might be able to use...it showed a bald eagle playing with a hockey stick on ice with a beaver behind him saying: "You want me to sign that?"

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  94. PK is always so gracious and has a huge smile on his face. How can you not like that guy let alone how can you spew such hatred towards him!?

    Anyway, love seeing him out there. GOLD will look great on him.

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  95. Great interview CArey. Praises his teammates. Twice.

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    1. We are lucky to have such a great spokesman. Solid Canadian guy.

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  96. Canada became the first team in over 20 years to win back-to-back Olympic hockey gold, beating Sweden 3-0 in the tournament finale at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. With the win, Canada also became the first two-time gold medalist since NHLers began participating in the Olympics at Nagano ’98.

    Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz scored the Canadian goals — the first of the tournament for each — while Carey Price was fantastic once again, stopping all 30 shots faced for his second consecutive shutout. With the win, Price finished the Sochi games allowing just two goals the entire tournament.

    - See more at: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/canada-defeats-sweden-win-mens-olympic-hockey-gold?ctx=golden-moments#sthash.vSiKXGgV.dpuf

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  97. Nice job CArey. Welcome back to the reality of the Habs defence on Wednesday! Gonna be tough to watCH after this tournament.

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  98. Canadiens Montréal ‏@CanadiensMTL 38m
    It's a gold medal for Canada! Congrats @CP0031 on your incredible performance! #shutout #ThePriceisRight #CANvsSWE

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  99. Thanks moeman - you all know how I felt about the olympics - but I am a proud Canadian first and foremost so well done to the boys! Thanks for the Olympic streams! Now let's get back to real hockey!!

    Go Habs Go!!

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  100. http://instagram.com/p/kuSFdlBmrt/

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  101. IIHF ‏@IIHFHockey 17m

    #Sochi2014 Media All-Star Team: @HLundqvist30 - @ErikKarlsson65, Drew #Doughty - Teemu #Selanne, Phil @PKessel81, Mikael #Granlund.

    Right, the goalie with the back to back shutouts to win gold is not the best goalie

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    1. the Maritimer10:07 AM

      That's so stupid it's not even worth acknowledging. Must be Swedish media.

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  102. The mediots will be all over (part of) this. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=706157&navid=DL|NHL|home

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  103. Price, Karlsson, Kessel named Olympics' best
    Sunday, 02.23.2014 / 9:45 AM / 2014 Olympics
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    Canada goaltender Carey Price, who posted back-to-back shutouts in the semifinals and gold-medal game at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, was named the best goaltender at the tournament.

    Price finished the Olympics with a shutout streak of 164 minutes, 19 seconds. The last goal he allowed was to Latvia's Lauris Darzins with 4:19 remaining in the first period of the quarterfinals. He made 31 saves in a 1-0 blanking of the United States in the semifinal and made 24 saves against Sweden in a 3-0 win in the gold-medal game Sunday.

    The Montreal Canadiens goaltender finished the tournament with a 5-0 record, a 0.59 goals-against average and .972 save percentage. He allowed three goals on 106 shots.

    Sweden's Erik Karlsson was named the tournament's best defenseman. He led all players at his position and tied for the tournament lead with eight points, and his four goals tied for the lead among defensemen. The Ottawa Senators defenseman also led Sweden in goals, assists (four) and plus/minus rating (plus-5).

    United States forward Phil Kessel, who tied Karlsson with eight points, was named the tournament's best forward. Kessel's five goals tied Austria's Michael Grabner for the Olympic lead.

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  104. "The Montreal Canadiens goaltender finished the tournament with a 5-0 record, a 0.59 goals-against average and .972 save percentage. He allowed three goals on 106 shots."

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    1. the Maritimer10:09 AM

      I hope he can keep that up for the next few weeks.

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  105. Ришат Насибуллин · БИСТ, филиал АТиСО
    I am the inhabitant of Russia, I speak: Canada - the best in the world!

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  106. http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2014-02-23/canada-sweden-score-pk-subban-instagram-video-sidney-crosby

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  107. YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    Made a joke earlier about Korean TV showing replays of Korean medals instead of the hockey game. Totally what happened! This is why I hate sport in Korea.

    Friends scrambled to find online feed. Never really in doubt.

    Lundqvist named tournament goalie. Sorry, what???!!!! Shut outs in the semis and final. Plus he faced tougher competition. Bullshit. I hate to bring this party down, but total bullshit. Teemu named tourney MVP, and fine that's based on history. But a goalie allows 3 goals in 5 games and shuts the door in the semis and final to win gold, and no mention? Fucking bullshit!

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  108. I like how they made fun of the missing Olympic ring in the closing ceremonies there. Reminicent of Canada with the mime pulling up the missing pillar in Vancouver.

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  109. NHL players marching in with everyone else. That's cool.

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  110. @Real_ESPNLeBrun: Yzerman was serious. He's stepping down as Canada's Olympic executive director. Says it's time to let someone else get a shot at it.

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    1. Classy, unselfish Canadian move.

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  111. tsn FINALLY puts up a story.

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  112. 29's bride is on the podium.

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    1. Norwegian anthem sounds like the wedding march.

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  113. From Mike Brophy, professional leaf sucker of the CBC:

    "In Sochi, Price helped Canada win gold with back-to-back shutouts in the semifinal and final. The way his teammates played, it is conceivable Luongo or Smith could have played and produced the same result."

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      for the most part, at least the comments on that story are taking him to task

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  114. FFS, CBC goes to commercial right when Korea's going to do their thing. That's half the reason I'm watching this thing.

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  115. Watching again on CocksBegetsCocks network.

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  116. Fresh thread until Wednesday.

    http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2014/02/congrats.html

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  117. I guess that Jaro VS CArey argument is just about settled? At least until the next game.

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