Showing posts with label United States. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United States. Show all posts

Friday, April 18, 2014

Idiot of the night, Stay classy

This is why social media needs to have a stupidity filter. I bet the victims of the bombing in Boston don't think this funny. Nothing funny about people getting maimed and killed in a terrorist attack. #BostonStrong
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

USA Hockey: Patrick Kane misses twice on the Penalty Shot (GIFS)

s/t NESN Coming into the Bronze Medal game against Finland, Chicago's Patrick Kane was 1-for-11 in the shootout this year. According to the NBCSN broadcast, the only goal that he had was against Tukka Rask. Now he's 1-for-3 against Rask.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Olympic Women's Hockey: Hilary Knight trips Hayley Wickenheiser - GIF

Here's a good look at controversial penalty in OT. It does look like USA forward Hilary Knight gets a skate on Canadian forward Hayley Wickenheiser. I think she might have made contact with her stick or hand as well.
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Women's Olympic Hockey: USA vs. Canada gold medal game - Open thread

What a save by the Canadian goalie. And I don't think either contry wants him.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Olympic Hockey: And then there were four teams


Going to be an awesome day of hockey on Friday.Game time for the USA vs. Canada is 11:00 A.M. on Friday.

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Canada Outshoots Latvia 57-14

I think this sums it up pretty well, Latvia has a pretty good goalie
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

UND Hockey: Not all Doom and Gloom today

After giving up a two goal last weekend, it seems like things were looking kind of glum. What a difference a week makes. With the win, UND moved up in the Pairwise Rankings.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

US Women's Hockey: Visual Evidence that the puck was not in the net

Here's visual evidence from twitter where the puck was when the whistle had blown. The refs incorrectly ruled that Canada had scored a goal.
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Monday, February 10, 2014

USA Women blitz Switzerland 9-0

It was a very good day for the American women, Monique Lamoureux, Amanda Kessel, Kendall Coyne each scored two goals for team USA.

First period -- 1. USA, Monique Lamoureux (Jocelyne Lamoureux, Meghan Duggan) 9:20; 2. USA, Brianna Decker (Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight) 10:07; 3. USA, Kessel (Kendall Coyne) 10:15; 4. USA, Knight (Kelli Stack, Julie Chu) 14:23; 5. USA, Kessel (Coyne, Decker) 15:42 (pp)

Second period -- 6. USA, M. Lamoureux (J. Lamoureux, Lee Stecklein) 13:26

Third period -- 7. USA, Coyne (Stack) :49; 8. USA, Coyne (Kessel, Megan Bozek) 3:59; 9. USA, Alex Carpenter (Josephine Pucci) 15:39

Goalie saves -- USA: Molly Schaus 6-2-2 -- 10; SWI: Florence Schelling 12-15-17 -- 44
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Good Afternoon, thought I would put up a few pictures that I found on twitter today. Some good stuff out there today. Some hockey humor as well as a few Olympic pictures.

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

UNO's Ryan Walters predicts UNO Sweep against UND this weekend.

Someone quick post this on the North Dakota hockey team's bulletin board in the locker room. I am sure that Blaiser is going to be happy that one of his players is posting this stuff on social media as well. Don't worry, I have a screen shot as well, so it will be there for all eternity.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Looking ahead to the Olympics

Post by Shane Jenkins

Even though every single nation feels as though they have a chance to win the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics in hockey, most experts believe it will come down to the top three. Russia, Canada and The United States all have the depth and star power to make a deep run in the beginning of February. Most of their players will be taking a break from their fantasy hockey production in the NHL to represent their country. So how do the top three squads stack up against each other?

Host Russia had a disappointing 2010 Olympics in Canada. They will be hoping to reverse their fortunes now that they are getting the play on their home soil. They have perhaps the best individual talent in the world in Alex Ovechkin, but they also have some key players at other positions as well. If they can put up quite a few goals to give their defense a cushion, the home team could pull off the victory.

Defending champion Canada figures to be a very formidable opponent for any team that goes up against them. Not only do they have some of the best fantasy hockey players in the NHL, but they have plenty of depth as well. When you have all starts coming off your bench, you know that your team is deep overall. Just like Russia, they are also stacked with forwards who should be able to score quite often. Their defense is a little stronger, as Roberto Luongo will be asked to man the net in most of the important games.

Finally, the United States put up a valiant effort in 2010 only to come up short against Canada. They are considered to be the 3rd best team coming into the Olympics, but when playing well they can compete with anyone. Their goalie situation is a little bit up in air right now, but it appears as though Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick will share the duties. They will also need some big play from their best goal scorer Patrick Kane.
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Thursday, January 09, 2014

USA Hockey Development: Stupid is as Stupid does.

USA Hockey and US college hockey is so bad that it developed 30 plus for the 2014 Olympic games. From College Hockey INC.

Country/Player Pos. Current Team NCAA Team


Brian Lebler F EHC Linz (AUT) Michigan Thomas Pock D KAC Klagenfurt (AUT)Massachusetts
Mattias Trattnig D Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) Maine
Thomas Vanek F NY Islanders (NHL)Minnesota


Duncan Keith D Chicago (NHL) Michigan State
Chris Kunitz F Pittsburgh (NHL)Ferris State
Patrick Sharp F Chicago (NHL) Vermont
Jonathan Toews F Chicago (NHL) North Dakota

Ralfs Freibergs D Bowling Green

Carl Hagelin F NY Rangers (NHL)Michigan

United States
Jimmy Howard G Detroit (NHL) Maine
Ryan Miller G Buffalo (NHL) Michigan State
Jonathan Quick G Los Angeles (NHL)Massachusetts
Justin Faulk D Carolina (NHL) Minnesota Duluth
Paul Martin D Pittsburgh (NHL)Minnesota
Ryan McDonagh D NY Rangers (NHL)Wisconsin
Brooks Orpik D Pittsburgh (NHL)Boston College
Kevin Shattenkirk D St. Louis (NHL)Boston University
Ryan Suter D Minnesota (NHL) Wisconsin
David Backes F St. Louis (NHL) Minnesota State
Ryan Kesler F Vancouver (NHL) Ohio State
Phil Kessel F Toronto (NHL) Minnesota
T.J. Oshie F St. Louis (NHL) North Dakota
Max Pacioretty F Montreal (NHL) Michigan
Zach Parise F Minnesota (NHL) North Dakota
Joe Pavelski F San Jose (NHL) Wisconsin Paul Stastny F Colorado (NHL) Denver
Derek Stepan F NY Rangers (NHL)Wisconsin
James van Riemsdyk F Toronto (NHL)New Hampshire
Blake Wheeler F Winnipeg (NHL) Minnesota
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Sunday, January 05, 2014

USA Hockey: Are we forgetting someone.

It would appear that leaving Bobby Ryan off of the Olympic hockey team might be a huge mistake.
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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Then there were two... Sweden vs. Finland

We're down to two teams... Sweden and Finland will play for the Gold Medal in the World Juniors Hockey Championship. I have to admit, that I am not going to feel all that sad for our neighbors to the north.

Why am I not cheering for Canada anymore? I just can't forget how their fans cheer against the USA when they're playing in International competition.  Especially after their fans starting cheering for team Russia during the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship. After that, I pretty much decided that I will cheer for the Swedes or whoever, plays Canada in hockey. Now lets be clear, I am not anti-Canadian at all. I am just not going to cheer for them in the World Junior Hockey Championship or Olympics hockey anymore.

Also, some of the clueless comments that were posted at one of  my videos, that I uploaded to Youtube, only reinforce the reason why. This is what some clown put on one of the videos that I had uploaded. I wonder where Bob Scott is today? I wonder if he's crying in his beer and if he's going to cheer for the Finns or the Swedes?

Bob Scott said, "Congrats to Russia for eliminating the United States Junior Hockey Club... The USA show their classless colors yet again! Good riddance USA! No wonder the rest of the world despises you! NO CLASS!!! World Junior Hockey Tournament 2014."
Mind you, this is the same country that if Canada was attacked, the USA would be there to defend her.

It's pretty evident that the Swedes are the class of the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship. Thank God, the Swedes beat the Russians in the other semi-final game today as well. If the USA can't win the WJHC I am cool with the Swedes or Finns winning it all.
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Thursday, January 02, 2014

WJHC: Fly-by ends poorly for Russia's Pavel Buchnevich

This is the very reason that I would like the see the fly-by the benches curtailed. There was no reason for the Russian forward Pavel Buchnevich to skate by the American bench taunting the USA players like that. Obviously, Buchnevich would get his just deserts with the stick to upper body. Karma, maybe... I took a little bit of heat for the aricle, I also had some youth hockey coaches that were in agreement with me as well. This was the kind of stuff that I was talking about. I didn't get it in the video but Dave Starman said, "Act like you've been there before."

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WJHC: Speaking of No Class, Russian Bench Taunts USA

(GIF via ) We had an old saying in football, you win with class and you lose with class. Nice hand gesture for an adult male. None-the-less, the USA's WJC run is over in 2014, after a 5-3 loss against the Russians.
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