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#721 Devilsfan118

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

Well, at least this tournament will always follow Parise.  You can bet he won't captain US again.

 

Petty?  Yeah well...deal with it :lol:


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

Props to Selanne, dude deserves it.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

OH well I will still watch the gold round tomorrow at 7 AM.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

Well Kane is trying so hard. Team is cursed


Just to make sure this is established - cursed implies it was out of their hands. Team USA totally dug their own grave with poor roster decisions and awful execution. They deserve this result unfortunately

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

Props to Selanne, dude deserves it.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:26 PM

Just to make sure this is established - cursed implies it was out of their hands. Team USA totally dug their own grave with poor roster decisions and awful execution. They deserve this result unfortunately

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Outside of JVR, Kessel, Quick and McDonagh, no one showed up

 

The head scratching choices of Brown, Callahan and Orpik proved to be what they were...head scratching.  Funny that Bobby Ryan, a guy who is automatic for 30 goals a year, is left off because he "doesn't know how to spell intense". Good thing Callahan's and Brown's GRIT and EFFORT really put them over the edge.

 

Don't even get me started on the no shows like Parise, Kane, Pavelski, etc


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:26 PM

That was more or less referring to Kane hitting the post on the shot. And I agree that Ryan, Greene, Okposo should have been their, but even with Ryan, I feel we'd have the same result.

Just to make sure this is established - cursed implies it was out of their hands. Team USA totally dug their own grave with poor roster decisions and awful execution. They deserve this result unfortunately

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

Selanne is the man. Happy for him.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:56 PM

Orpik was a bender out there.  He almost cost us the game against Russia when he got smoked at the blue line, and Canada's goal yesterday happened because Orpik lost his man, in addition to Callahan leaving Bouwmeester wide open which gave him plenty of time to look up and see the lane to Benn.  And leaving Ryan off, as we feared, was a big mistake.  With the top six guys not producing, we could have really used him rather than the third and fourth line grinders.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:08 PM

This actually makes 4 Olympic medals for Selanne (3 bronze, 1 silver). So I don't know if he desperately needed another one (that isn't gold) but hey, I'm glad a great guy has added to his trophy case.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

I have zero problem with Callahan on the roster. He left it all out there.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:22 PM

Parise is not a good captain and very ineffective when games count.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:23 PM

I have zero problem with Callahan on the roster. He left it all out there.


You could put my sorry ass on that team, and I promise you I'd give it my all. Doesn't mean I'm qualified nor skilled enough to be there.

There were better options than Callahan.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

No it can't. The Devils don't have much talent, yet, are in every game. They work their asses off

 

yeah.....blowing leads,doing great in shootout's.....yeah.....work their asses off.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:07 PM

brown and callahan were there for their strength and physical play, unfortunately it didnt happen, hard to hit people on that big ice. watch out canada the swedes may very well be the best team at this venue


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

Not even a meat-headed patriotic "U.S.A" chant can make up for that pisspoor effort displayed by the Muricans the past 2 days.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

yeah.....blowing leads,doing great in shootout's.....yeah.....work their asses off.

haha as if not scoring in shootouts has to do with effort....right

 

Blowing leads has a lot to do with bad luck and bounces.  NJ has scored plenty with the net empty as well, or are we going to forget that?


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

Don't forget hitting the post:p?... Yeah, like that all has to do with any of it.

yeah.....blowing leads,doing great in shootout's.....yeah.....work their asses off.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

You could put my sorry ass on that team, and I promise you I'd give it my all. Doesn't mean I'm qualified nor skilled enough to be there.

There were better options than Callahan.

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You're looking at it through Red colored glasses...
If you were saying that about Stepan, I'd agree, Callahan is a good 3rd/4th liner.

brown and callahan were there for their strength and physical play, unfortunately it didnt happen, hard to hit people on that big ice. watch out canada the swedes may very well be the best team at this venue


Callahan fulfilled his obligations. Brown was a ghost.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

haha as if not scoring in shootouts has to do with effort....right

 

Blowing leads has a lot to do with bad luck and bounces.  NJ has scored plenty with the net empty as well, or are we going to forget that?

 

The US women blew their lead more because of bad breaks than anything else.  I also think the 3 blown leads before the Olympics for the Devils was also bad luck too.  Although I wish they would be harder on the puck in those situations.


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