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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby Jflem1983 » Mar 22nd, 2017, 8:30 pm

An interesting point . Amateur sports . Used to mean nobility . The sons of the rulers of the world . Those who were too rich to fight and die in war . Were sportsman . The modern Olympics exemplified this by excluding for the first 75 years or so pro athletes. This was done because pros were seen as needing the money . Therefore not nobility and not too important to die in war . Today we have pro athletes who feel they are to good for amateur sports . How the times have changed
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Mar 22nd, 2017, 8:35 pm

the truth wrote:miracle on ice :smt045 go canada go


If that was to happen, that team needs to come together now. Herb Brooks started that team almost year (I'm not sure the time frame exactly) before the Olympics in 1980.
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby What_the » Mar 22nd, 2017, 10:32 pm

I think it's time to drop "amateur" from the Olympics. They've been training since childhood. Around the adult years, diet and nutrition strictly regulated, supplements, full time training etc. And money to get there, peripherals etc

These are top tier athletes, not amateurs....that just don't collect a salary.
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby johnny24 » Mar 23rd, 2017, 9:20 pm

What_the wrote:I think it's time to drop "amateur" from the olympics.


They did.....30 years ago.
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Apr 3rd, 2017, 2:01 pm

So its official NHL is not going to South Korea Winter Olympics
https://www.castanet.net/news/World/193 ... m-Olympics

I remember hearing OV saying no matter what he will be going, I guess we will see if he does or not.

Personally I don't blame them since the 2018 Winter Games location is not very far from border of the Wacko in North Korea. imo
bad place to hold event like this


Added later: I'm a proponent of having 2 statuary locations for the Olympic's
Summer: Greece (original home)
Winter: Lillehammer (guarantee winter conditions)
IOC build state art facilities in both location & up keep them.
Countries can still bid on hosting, just not in their country.
Then no need to always having to build these costly facilities.
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby Jflem1983 » Apr 3rd, 2017, 3:55 pm

Glad they won't go
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby Veovis » Apr 4th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Asked if he would go anyhow, the way Ovechkin has promised in Washington, McDavid assumed his preferred position as a younger player who hasn’t even played 125 NHL games yet.

“At this point, I’m in no position to make a statement like that,” he said.


I like this kid more and more. Very smart comment.

I'm hoping the NHL is being "the bad guy" here as a matter of keeping players safe in an area of the world they may have concerns. Some players missing 1 Olympics is one thing, all of us missing out on these players for 10 - 15 years
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Jul 28th, 2017, 8:28 pm

Yes I know its middle of summer, looking at some of names being bounce around for Team Canada since NHL is not going. Makes for some interesting reading. It could be a tossup between Spangler Cup & bad year at IIHF World Championship. Not sure we can three-peat
http://www.tsn.ca/canada-names-pre-olym ... s-1.813971
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Nov 27th, 2017, 9:45 pm

Bumped

Well, its looking more & more like team being sent to Olympics in South Korea will be similar to what is sent to the Spengler Cup
https://www.castanet.net/news/WHL/21244 ... -Olympians

Maybe if the team does well at the Spengler Cup, just keep them together for the Olympics as well.
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby the truth » Nov 28th, 2017, 10:43 am

could be fun to watch, something different :smt045
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Jan 6th, 2018, 8:43 pm

So the next Hockey Canada event is the Olympics in South Korea, more the likely the roster that played at the Spengler Cup will be used here as well. With the possible addition of members of Gold medal team at WJC.

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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Jan 11th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Okay Hockey Canada has announced the roster going to South Korea next month for the Olympics
https://www.tsn.ca/hockey-canada-unveil ... r-1.965278

Go Canada Go
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby Poindexter » Jan 11th, 2018, 12:21 pm

GordonH wrote:Okay Hockey Canada has announced the roster going to South Korea next month for the Olympics
https://www.tsn.ca/hockey-canada-unveil ... r-1.965278

Go Canada Go


Touching speech by Willie Desjardins at that ceremony, think he was a great choice as coach.
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Jan 11th, 2018, 12:38 pm

GordonH wrote:Okay Hockey Canada has announced the roster going to South Korea next month for the Olympics
https://www.tsn.ca/hockey-canada-unveil ... r-1.965278

Go Canada Go

Poindexter wrote:Touching speech by Willie Desjardins at that ceremony, think he was a great choice as coach.


Yes, may Willie have similar success as he did at the Spengler Cup.
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Re: Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby GordonH » Feb 2nd, 2018, 9:27 pm

Here is schedule for 2018 (all times are EST so just minus 3 hrs i.e 4am EST is 1am PST):
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team- ... s/schedule

Added: Canada should have no problem winning Group A, toughest competition will be Czech Republic
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