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Old 02-11-2022, 04:29 AM   #41
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Steven Dubois (thankfully) cruises through his 500m heat (his specialty), as he continues a strong Olympics after coming off a shocking Silver in the 1500m.

Jordan Pierre-Gilles also advances.
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Yea, definitely an excellent debut, and the goaltending was other-worldly, but just watching them with the puck on stick hurt my soul
I watched from the start, their passing and breakouts were pretty good but lacked speed. They could not get into the middle. Third period they were gassed from all the chasing. Still a great effort. They were expected to lose by 10.

It gives me hope for Japan against Finland.
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Old 02-11-2022, 05:19 AM   #43
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Team Canada advances to the Finals in the Men's 5000m Short Track Relay after a wild Semi's.

They're pretty big favorites to win Gold to the point that anything less would be a sleight disappointment.
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Sarah Fillier is RIDICULOUS
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Too funny Canada's PK being so dominant they had icing called on them.
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Russia had a steal of 6 against Denmark in the curling. Don't think I've ever seen that before.

Canada and the Swiss tied at 3 in the 7th.
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Might just be bias, but it looks to me like the women are scoring way more goals on the strength of their shots these days, rather than just off screens and in close.
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11-0 Canadian women's hockey team defeats Sweden

I am once again calling for this sport to be removed from future Olympics.
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11-0 Canadian women's hockey team defeats Sweden

I am once again calling for this sport to be removed from future Olympics.
I don't know about that, but when people are applauding the performance of a team (Czechia) that gets outshot 58-6 in a playoff round game, the bar seems too low for praise. If a team were to fluke out a win in a situation like that, it would be bad for the sport.

I'm not cheering against the US until they play Canada. The Canada vs. US games are what makes the sport worth watching.
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I don't know about that, but when people are applauding the performance of a team (Czechia) that gets outshot 58-6 in a playoff round game, the bar seems too low for praise. If a team were to fluke out a win in a situation like that, it would be bad for the sport.

I'm not cheering against the US until they play Canada. The Canada vs. US games are what makes the sport worth watching.
That's the thing. We are 20+ years into this and its still just a US vs CAN match up.

Just make this a US vs. CAN showdown once a year and be done with this disaster already.
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I don't know about that, but when people are applauding the performance of a team (Czechia) that gets outshot 58-6 in a playoff round game, the bar seems too low for praise. If a team were to fluke out a win in a situation like that, it would be bad for the sport.

I'm not cheering against the US until they play Canada. The Canada vs. US games are what makes the sport worth watching.
Well when a QF between a powerhouse and a rookie, 3-1 is respectable. Shot count notwithstanding. You have to see where starting points are. Czechs were nowhere and have been rising for a few years now.

But the main problem that should be criticized is that the Finns, Russians and Swiss aren't improving and the Swedes have totally gone in the tank. If hockey in those countries refuse to fund it properly, it's time for teams like Japan and the Czechs to replace them and possible give the US and Canada a go.

The event is never going to be removed because the Olympics are going for more women's sports not less.
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Well when a QF between a powerhouse and a rookie, 3-1 is respectable. Shot count notwithstanding. You have to see where starting points are. Czechs were nowhere and have been rising for a few years now.

But the main problem that should be criticized is that the Finns, Russians and Swiss aren't improving and the Swedes have totally gone in the tank. If hockey in those countries refuse to fund it properly, it's time for teams like Japan and the Czechs to replace them and possible give the US and Canada a go.

The event is never going to be removed because the Olympics are going for more women's sports not less.
You can't ignore the shot count. That game was not competitive. Like a prize fighter that gets pounded on for 12 rounds and can't land a punch. There is nothing good or entertaining about that.

I have no idea what the funding is for women's hockey in any of those countries and not going to criticize them for it. Just hard to ignore the reality that this is not a competitive tournament.
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11-0 Canadian women's hockey team defeats Sweden

I am once again calling for this sport to be removed from future Olympics.
The only way women's hockey is removed is if all of hockey is removed from the Olympics, and that is never going to happen.
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