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Old 02-18-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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At 17:05 Canada (2-3) takes on Japan (4-1) in Women’s Curling. This should be on CBC.

Starting at 18:00 the Short Program in the Ice Dancing competition will begin. Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier will be the 16th pair to skate. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje will be the 17th pair to skate and are looking to improve on a 7th place finish in Sochi. The 20th pair will be Canadian flag bearers and now Two-Time Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. It seems like this will be on Sportsnet and CBC.

Also starting at 18:00 is the Qualification run in Freestyle Skiing’s Women’s Halfpipe event. Cassie Sharpe makes her Olympic debut as the 8th skier. Rosalind Groenewoud will be 17th competitor to go and is trying to improve on a 7th place finish in Sochi.

Another event starting at 18:00 is the Qualification Run of the Women’s Big Air. Spencer O’Brien will be the 4th boarder to go. Brooke Voigt of Fort McMurray will be the 8th snowboarder. And recent Silver Medalist Laurie Blouin is the 16th competitor to go.

The first Semi-Final in the Women’s Hockey begins at 21:10 and features Finland taking on the US. This should be on TSN.

Beginning at 22:05 Kevin Koe’s rink faces the USA in a match that I believe will be shown on CBC.

At 04:00 the Quarter-Finals in the Women’s Team Pursuit begins on the Long Track Ice. Canada will be in the 3rd pairing to skate, going head to head with the German team.

At 04:15 the 3rd Run in the Two-Man Bobsleigh is scheduled to begin. Canada 1, piloted by Justin Kripps is in 2nd place after the first two runs and as such will be the 2nd team to slide. Canada 3 and Canada 2 are both tied and in 10th place. The 4th run is scheduled for 06:00 and I believe that both of these will be on TSN.

Beginning at 04:53 the Final for the Men’s 500m Speed Skating Event will begin. Laurent Dubreuil (Son of Canadian Olympians Robert Dubreuil and Ariane Loignon) will skate in the 13th pairing. Calgarian Gilmore Junio is skating in his specialty in the 14th pairing. Alex Boisvert-Lacroix is in the 18th and final pairing.

At 05:10 Canada takes on the Russian team in the second Semi-Final in Women’s Hockey. This is a rematch from the first game of the tournament that Canada won 5-0, I believe this will be on CBC.

Starting at 05:30 the 1st Round of the Men’s Team Ski Jumping begins, no Canadian content here though. The Final Round will take place at 06:36.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:59 PM   #2
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Thanks again CofR, I think i may go to bed early tonight, it seems like a slow evening.
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Steal of 1 in the first end for Canada!
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Tied at 1 now. Entertaining match so far
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That was a very nice, delicate shot by the Japanese skip facing 2 Canadian counters.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:42 PM   #6
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nice to see Courtney playing well. If they win this, there are only 3 teams with a better record than them.
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oops, spoke a bit too soon there.
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I feel bad for saying this, but I miss Vic, Cheryl and Russ behind the mic.
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If anyone can answer this I would appreciate it. I’m not a big curling fan. I’m watching Canada v Japan. It seemed to me that Homan had a chance for a point in the 3rd end but chose to take the japan stone out while also sending her own out of play for a “blank”.

Why not take the point?
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If anyone can answer this I would appreciate it. I’m not a big curling fan. I’m watching Canada v Japan. It seemed to me that Homan had a chance for a point in the 3rd end but chose to take the japan stone out while also sending her own out of play for a “blank”.

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When you have last rock, you want to try to score at least two points, The team that scores in a curling end gives up the advantage of last rock, thus the strategy in blanking an end is retaining last rock in the hopes of scoring multiple points in a future end.
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If anyone can answer this I would appreciate it. I’m not a big curling fan. I’m watching Canada v Japan. It seemed to me that Homan had a chance for a point in the 3rd end but chose to take the japan stone out while also sending her own out of play for a “blank”.

Why not take the point?
Usually you want more than one point with hammer, so unless you have to draw (opponent had a rock in the circle), you blank to keep hammer to get a better result next end
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because when you have the hammer, you want to get at least 2 points

if that isn't possible, better to blank and keep the hammer than take 1 and give the hammer to the other team
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If anyone can answer this I would appreciate it. I’m not a big curling fan. I’m watching Canada v Japan. It seemed to me that Homan had a chance for a point in the 3rd end but chose to take the japan stone out while also sending her own out of play for a “blank”.

Why not take the point?
Having the last rock is an advantage. Ideally it should allow you to score more than one point in an end. Scoring in the end means last rock goes to the other team for the next end. Unless you absolutely have to score just one, they try not to. Keep the advantage and score 2 or more in the next end.
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You don't blank in mixed doubles though because hammer changes anyways.
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Thanks for the answers everyone! Learn something new everyday.
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the other thing, which isn't as big of a deal, and isn't a concern this early in the game, is that it is beneficial to take the lead on even ends, forcing the opposition to (presumably) tie in 9, so that you have the hammer in 10.

but again, that isn't an issue this early
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wow, they just blew this end - should have been at least 2, now they'll have to take 1
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She has missed so many shots.
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the good news is they're leading

the bad news is that they should be up by 3 or 4 right now
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