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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby scud » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:56 pm

Vijay, remember air canada centre? They were showing the match on the big screen just outside ACC. If it wasn't cold, I'd have gone there.
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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby VijayArumugam » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:02 pm

scud wrote:Vijay, remember air canada centre? They were showing the match on the big screen just outside ACC. If it wasn't cold, I'd have gone there.


Oh, yes. I remember it. It's a nice city, I'll give it to you.

Where did you watch the game from? Home? Did you go out?

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby scud » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:09 pm

at a friend's place. all bars were packed, standing room only type scenes. Lot of honking going on, fun times in the Great White North.
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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby Katto » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:25 pm

more countries finishing ahead of the USA on the medal table the better

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby VijayArumugam » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:32 pm

Katto wrote:more countries finishing ahead of the USA on the medal table the better


Yep, whenever the CCCP or the modern-day Russians are ahead of the Americans, it's all the more sweet.

Oh for the Summer Olympics from 1956, 1960, 1972, 1976, 1988 and 1992, when the Soviets were ahead of the Americans.

In 1976 and 1988, even GDR was ahead of them and they finished 3rd!

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby Katto » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:35 pm

i prefer modern Russia to the Soviet Union
the Soviets pillaged and destroyed neighboring countries from the inside out and left them in economic ruin. they were an evil empire.

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby VijayArumugam » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:38 pm

Katto wrote:i prefer modern Russia to the Soviet Union
the Soviets pillaged and destroyed neighboring countries from the inside out and left them in economic ruin. they were an evil empire.


I understand the Soviet policies and how they destroyed the lives of people from their country and their neighbours.

I support them for sporting contests over the Americans.

I grew up in an Indian in the '80s, wherein, we used to get propaganda magazines about Soviet Union. For me, the Soviets were the best in the world then.

As you grow up and start to understand the meanings of democracy, freedom of press, liberal society, independent judiciary etc., you'd know why the Americans are the best of the lot, even if they're not the best!

Still, I don't mind cheering the CCCP on for Olympic events!

Will I choose to live in America over Russia? Yes, absolutely!

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby Katto » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:43 pm

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby TedWard » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:50 pm

scud wrote:
TedWard wrote:I dont get line changes....


an average shift is about 40 seconds after that you change lines at an opportune time. They play 4 lines, 3 forwards and 2 defencemen. Defencemen play longer shifts as the dont skate that much. so if your line is tired, you dump the puck and change lines.


Thanks Burg, congrats Canada, 2(?) in a row. Won both the womens and mens golds.

40 seconds!!

And why change so many players at once? Canada nearly got caught out early in the game when they lost possession and were in the middle of a line change.

I think line changes would be easier to understand if you were there watching and could see the big picture instead of relying on the close up view of the tv cameras.

They seem to have it down to a fine art changing entire teams at once though. I can understand it for powerplays etc - bring the specialist on to run after everything when you are one man down etc. I like it when they take their keeper goal tender off, however it would be funny to see the likes of Patrick Roy skating forward to try and score a goal (ala soccer) Still....

Four more years till my next game. (Unless they televise the world championships).

Whats your NHL side Scud?

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby afghankhan » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:01 pm

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby scud » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:24 pm

Ted, Patrick Roy??? Someone knows his hockey history. Impressive buddy.

There's a penalty called "too many men on the ice". That's when it is a bad line change and the fresh skaters are already on the ice before the last line(or any one player of that line) is anywhere near the boards. And yes bad line changes can create breakaways. In a 60 minute game, your best line plays about 20-22 minutes, second line about 16-18, third line about 12-14, and the checking line, called the 4th line play 6-8ish. It is a coach's job to match lines and create mismatches. 4th liners are the least skillful and they are there to bodycheck hard, agitate and one of them is a fighter usually. As for my NHL team, I am a homer. Leafs all the way!!!
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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby Going South » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:16 pm

Happy for canada winning hockey gold. All Canadians are celebrating in style except rob ford who walking into a fire hydrant. What a tool of a mayor you got scuddy!

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby scud » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:43 pm

hahaha. Rob Ford has become a celebrity. He is technically not my mayor as i live in Mississauga (our mayor is a 93 year old bitch) but man he's quite something. I like the guy, hope he wins in october. Ford nation, 4 more years.
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Winter Olympics.

Postby Going South » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Oh. You live close to Niagara Falls? May be I stop over and say hello next time I come visit there

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby TedWard » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:09 pm

scud wrote:Ted, Patrick Roy??? Someone knows his hockey history. Impressive buddy.

There's a penalty called "too many men on the ice". That's when it is a bad line change and the fresh skaters are already on the ice before the last line(or any one player of that line) is anywhere near the boards. And yes bad line changes can create breakaways. In a 60 minute game, your best line plays about 20-22 minutes, second line about 16-18, third line about 12-14, and the checking line, called the 4th line play 6-8ish. It is a coach's job to match lines and create mismatches. 4th liners are the least skillful and they are there to bodycheck hard, agitate and one of them is a fighter usually. As for my NHL team, I am a homer. Leafs all the way!!!


Cheers Scud,

Mark Messier was another favourite Canadian from the past. Almost all my knowledge comes from playing NHL video games back in the day.

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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby scud » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:22 pm

Messier was a stud. so you learned hockey the way I learned baseball. a big applause to video games. any hockey coverage in UK? you get to watch some games, highlights every now and then?
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Re: Winter Olympics.

Postby scud » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:24 pm

Going South wrote:Oh. You live close to Niagara Falls? May be I stop over and say hello next time I come visit there


I am about 110 KM away from Niagara falls but will sure drive down and hook up for some Tim Hortons.
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