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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2018, 03:09:55 AM »
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2018, 06:35:12 AM »
Not every country...

Though I think enough whiskey would cure any of that.

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2018, 07:12:12 AM »
Drama in hockey...


US just blew a 2-goal lead to Slovenia w/ 90 seconds to play.  Might be headed to OT
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2018, 07:15:35 AM »
Watched quite a bit of the half-pipe last night, since it was live. Saw Shaun White win the gold, which he did a great job of earning, but can't get too excited for him as I've heard/read from numerous sources how he's a horse's ass in person.

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2018, 07:19:46 AM »
Drama in hockey...


US just blew a 2-goal lead to Slovenia w/ 90 seconds to play.  Might be headed to OT

aaaaaand...  they just lost in OT.  Good job by Slovenia, but damn did the US shit the bed on that one. 
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2018, 07:20:29 AM »
So is the US hockey team stocked with NHL stars?

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2018, 07:21:52 AM »
So is the US hockey team stocked with NHL stars?

Nope.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2018, 07:22:32 AM »
Didn't sound like it. Seems that most of the ones that play for Slovakia went home to play for the home team. ;D

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2018, 07:24:33 AM »
Didn't sound like it. Seems that most of the ones that play for Slovakia went home to play for the home team. ;D

The NHL didn't allow any of its players to participate in the Olympics this year.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2018, 07:25:33 AM »
That's actually a good thing. The Olympics, as corrupt as they are, should only be about amateur athletes, not pros.

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2018, 08:00:26 AM »
That's actually a good thing. The Olympics, as corrupt as they are, should only be about amateur athletes, not pros.

There's plenty of pros, but they are European based or minor leagues.  There's only 4 college dudes on the US team
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 08:01:42 AM »
That's actually a good thing. The Olympics, as corrupt as they are, should only be about amateur athletes, not pros.

There's plenty of pros, but they are European based or minor leagues.  There's only 4 college dudes on the US team

This. There's no lack of NHL caliber talent on other teams.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2018, 08:23:13 AM »
That's actually a good thing. The Olympics, as corrupt as they are, should only be about amateur athletes, not pros.

There's plenty of pros, but they are European based or minor leagues.  There's only 4 college dudes on the US team

This. There's no lack of NHL caliber talent on other teams.

Especially the Russians (most of whom play in the KHL) and the Swedes.

I mean, Pavel Datsyuk has 2 Stanley Cups with Detroit, and was named one of the 100 best NHL players of all time in 2017, but he's playing in Russia now that he's a little older so his kids can live there for a bit.  This is his 4th or 5th Olympics.
Ilya Kovalchuk was the number 1 pick in the draft and one of the highest-paid players in the NHL at one point and was a goal-scoring machine for Atlanta (back when they still had a team) and led the NHL in goals at least 1 year.  He also made about 8 all-star teams between his time in Atlanta and New Jersey.

We have Brian Gionta.  Nice dude.  Not remotely in the same class.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2018, 08:53:36 AM »
But we'll always have 1980 Lake Placid  :smitten:
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2018, 09:10:02 AM »
But we'll always have 1980 Lake Placid  :smitten:

that's the last time we won Gold...
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