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stone88
Post #1
Saturday February 15, 2014 7:43pm

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Anybody catch the US v Russia Hockey game this morning? Really good stuff! TJ Oshie goes 4/6 in overtime shootout to win it for us, that is outrageous.

Strang in International Hockey that one player can practically take all the penalties in a shootout!

EKneezy
Post #2
Saturday February 15, 2014 8:06pm

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Yeah great game. Came in at the 3rd period at 1-1. That shootout was nuts.

stone88
Post #3
Saturday February 15, 2014 8:21pm

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Yeh same here, only saw the third period and the shootout. But boy did that Oshie guy make the Russian keeper his bitch in the shootout!

skangles
DC
Post #4
Saturday February 15, 2014 9:31pm

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Hockey makes the Winter Olympics. Oshie was nuts, I know they're saying that the reason Russia's third goal was dislodged but come on refs, blow the whistle. I feel for them on having that goal disallowed even if it is in the rulebooks.

Hopefully Kane rebounds. He set up our second goal beautifully but he looked dejected after his breakaway opportunity was stuffed.

tjknowsall
Post #5
Saturday February 15, 2014 10:43pm

Joined May 2013
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yea great game woke up early to catch it, and wasnt dissapointed... cant wait for the medal round

logicoverall
Post #6
Saturday February 15, 2014 11:05pm

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Does anyone know how the knockout round match-ups are determined? I assume that by winning the group we can hope to avoid Canada for a little longer.

MSantoine
Post #7
Sunday February 16, 2014 2:05am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from logicoverall

Does anyone know how the knockout round match-ups are determined? I assume that by winning the group we can hope to avoid Canada for a little longer.


Its super complicated but I caught it on local sports talk last night so here it goes:

After the group stage every team is ordered by points (3pts for reg win, 2 pts for ot/so win, 1 pt for ot/so loss, 0 for L) 1 through 12 (group winners are automattically slots 1-3). Then top 4 teams get a bye and 5 plays 12, 6v11, 7v10, 8v9. Then 1 plays the winner of 8/9, 2v7/10, etc.

There is a positive and negative for team USA. Since US won in OT they dropped a possible point, there max is now 8 instead of 9. Sweden has 9 pts and Canada plays Finland so a regulation win by either of them gives them 9. USA will most likely, assuming a win vs Slovenia be the 3 seed and play Switzerland, Austra, or Slovenia (depends on next round winner and GD for 10th place but those three are likely opponents). In the semi final round we will play the 2 seed, which, unless Canada crushes Finland, will be Canada. Then we'll play Sweden, Russia, or Finland if we make the finals but it looks like we'll be having a tough path to even medal and a Canada show down may be in semi finals this time around.

MSantoine
Post #8
Sunday February 16, 2014 2:07am

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Original post from stone88

Strang in International Hockey that one player can practically take all the penalties in a shootout!


This is the dumbest rule I've ever seen in hockey. It ruined the game for me. Maybe after 6,7,10 shooters reset and let another guy go again but to let the same guy go over and over again is just dumb. It takes a team sport and turns it into a scrimmage setting. I wish they'd just keep playing. Go 20 min of ot, if no score go down to 4v4 for 20, then 3v3 for 20, then 2v2. Someone will score by then and no one can complain.

skangles
DC
Post #9
Sunday February 16, 2014 2:11am

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Original post from logicoverall

Does anyone know how the knockout round match-ups are determined? I assume that by winning the group we can hope to avoid Canada for a little longer.


Teams are seeded 1 to 12. The first factor is group position, the next is points and then its goal differential.

The top 4 seeds will get a bye going straight to the quarterfinals. Teams 5 to 12 will battle it out to get to the quarterfinals (5 vs 12, 6 vs 11, etc).

Sweden will get either the first or second seed. Finland and Canada battle it out tomorrow with the winner potentially get first. The US will likely get third if we win although it is feasible that we could get second.

EKneezy
Post #10
Sunday February 16, 2014 2:50am

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Oshie more than doubled his twitter followers after his heroics. You can only imagine if something like that happens for the USMNT, where more people tune.

Not exactly the Twitter followers but show the country this is a team worth rooting for and following.

MSantoine
Post #11
Sunday February 16, 2014 7:46am

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The second US hockey or US soccer starts to do well they explode in viewership/new fans. They are really the only two sports that we dont have the best talent. Everyone loves an underdog and this country would eat up a US run in the world cup, especially if a young guy or two were on the roster and getting minutes.

Tiger
Post #12
Sunday February 16, 2014 4:28pm

Joined Jul 2013
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The achievements of US men's hockey teams as well as those of the individual players are tremendous and encouraging inspirations and models for US men's soccer teams as well as individual players.

There are numerous parallels between both groups.

Through the years, US men's hockey teams have risen to the greatest heights (Gold medal winners in the '60 and '80 Olympics, high finishes in numerous World Championships).

Nonetheless, the international recognition of the talent of US international teams, and even more so individual US men's players has often lagged or been lacking in comparison to the accolades accorded teams and players from other nations.

Despite this fact, US men's international teams continue to achieve at a high level, and individual US men continue to excel in the toughest league in the world, the NHL.

They do not allow the relative lack of international recognition and acclaim to keep them from claiming their turf, or otherwise hold them back in any way.

Belief in self and team are paramount.