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Mikeybroomers 10.02.2010 13:38

The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
Most other sports are fairly well represented here and I thought we should have a hockey discussion thread, with the business end of the season looming and the following to discuss:

Olympic Hockey - who will win? Can Canada do it on home ice or will the Russians be too powerful? Can the Czechs or the Swedes pinch it? How will the Swiss do?

NLA - 2 games left in the regular season (after the Olympic break), will Bern crash out in the first round again? Anyone else hoping ZSC get stuffed? :D I'm hoping Zug get 3rd place but would settle for 4th and a series against ZSC.

NHL - just under a third of the regular season left and it's getting tight. The Caps look unstoppable (won 14 straight!) - can they keep it up and win the Stanley Cup? Will the Sharks bottle it again? Can the Pens be the first team in years to win back to back Cups?

Anyone else got a burning desire to talk hockey?!

PaddyG 10.02.2010 13:40

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikeybroomers (Post 699111)
Most other sports are fairly well represented here and I thought we should have a hockey discussion thread, with the business end of the season looming and the following to discuss:

Olympic Hockey - who will win? Can Canada do it on home ice or will the Russians be too powerful? Can the Czechs or the Swedes pinch it? How will the Swiss do?

NLA - 2 games left in the regular season (after the Olympic break), will Bern crash out in the first round again? Anyone else hoping ZSC get stuffed? :D I'm hoping Zug get 3rd place but would settle for 4th and a series against ZSC.

NHL - just under a third of the regular season left and it's getting tight. The Caps look unstoppable (won 14 straight!) - can they keep it up and win the Stanley Cup? Will the Sharks bottle it again? Can the Pens be the first team in years to win back to back Cups?

Anyone else got a burning desire to talk hockey?!

NLA - Gottéron to face arch rivals SCB in the playoff and , yes, send them crashing out. Again.

HashBrown 10.02.2010 13:43

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If Canada doesn't win, I will sleep with Brett's Mum.

cannut 10.02.2010 13:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HashBrown (Post 699132)
If Canada doesn't win, I will sleep with Brett's Mum.

Who is Brett`s mum ?

Canada plays Switzerland for the gold man and womens team.:p:D
the Ottawa senator gone win the Stanley cup:)
And now I go back to bead ,I am uncomfortable sleeping /dreaming in front of the monitor:rolleyes::D:p

HashBrown 10.02.2010 13:56

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Switzerland plays hockey?!?!

cannut 10.02.2010 14:00

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Originally Posted by HashBrown (Post 699161)
Switzerland plays hockey?!?!

Answer my question first. Who is Brett`s mom :msnnerd:

Chemmie 10.02.2010 14:12

Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
probably gonna choke, just like in the juniors

Nickyboy 10.02.2010 14:14

Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
If Canada doesn't win Gold in men's Hockey, I will drink a WHOLE glass of Feldschlösschen!

You can quote me on that.

cannut 10.02.2010 14:19

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chemmie (Post 699214)
probably gonna choke, just like in the juniors

Go back to work :rolleyes:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nickyboy (Post 699220)
If Canada doesn't win Gold in men's Hockey, I will drink a WHOLE glass of Feldschlösschen!

You can quote me on that.

I have 24 alexander keith`s

Nickyboy 10.02.2010 14:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cannut (Post 699233)
Go back to work :rolleyes:

I have 24 alexander keith`s

Drinking Keith's is hardly punishment.

Chemmie 10.02.2010 14:25

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cannut (Post 699233)

I have 24 alexander keith`s


I'm in too!


as for Switzerlands representation in ice hockey, I give you the allstar game 2009 shootout competition. (At 57 seconds in).


HashBrown 10.02.2010 14:42

Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chemmie (Post 699214)
probably gonna choke

If you refer to Brett's Mum, yes.

HashBrown 10.02.2010 14:43

Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
Kieth's or Feldschlossen. A very godo question as to which is the worst p*ss. Keith's for sure: it tastes like lobster p*ss, whereas Feldschlossen just has no flavour at all.

Canada, Russia, USA are the teams to watch for. Can't see anyone else challenging.

PaddyG 10.02.2010 14:50

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Switzerland always seem to do well, punching well above their weight in my opinion.

To win? Russia with Wikipedia reference-linkSlava_bykov coaching, how can they lose?

Another great thing about Slava, have you seen his daughter?
http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/i/4/HBi4f..._r_547x700.jpg

:msntongue:;)

HashBrown 10.02.2010 14:51

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That picture is missing some important details.

HashBrown 10.02.2010 14:58

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Well here's hoping for a Canada-Russia final, as all finals should be.

I see that tickets are available for the women's gold match, but not for the men's.

luminousmind08 10.02.2010 14:58

Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nickyboy (Post 699255)
Drinking Keith's is hardly punishment.

Exactly, now drinking Laurentide or Wildcat on the otherhand....

HashBrown 10.02.2010 14:59

Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
Sorry, but Keith's is one of the worst beers in our fine land. It's siphoned off from the Blue tap (an even worse beer) and diluted with water. It's not even an ale as advertised.

luminousmind08 10.02.2010 15:00

Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikeybroomers (Post 699111)
Most other sports are fairly well represented here and I thought we should have a hockey discussion thread, with the business end of the season looming and the following to discuss:

Olympic Hockey - who will win? Can Canada do it on home ice or will the Russians be too powerful? Can the Czechs or the Swedes pinch it? How will the Swiss do?

NLA - 2 games left in the regular season (after the Olympic break), will Bern crash out in the first round again? Anyone else hoping ZSC get stuffed? :D I'm hoping Zug get 3rd place but would settle for 4th and a series against ZSC.

NHL - just under a third of the regular season left and it's getting tight. The Caps look unstoppable (won 14 straight!) - can they keep it up and win the Stanley Cup? Will the Sharks bottle it again? Can the Pens be the first team in years to win back to back Cups?

Anyone else got a burning desire to talk hockey?!

Canada has to win. check the calendar to sign-up to watch the gold medal game on the 28th!

NLA? Are the Lebeau brothers still in the league? I think a team plays across the street from my office in Oerlikon.

NHL - I think the Habs have another 1993 run at it this year..

HashBrown 10.02.2010 15:06

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Slava chose to play in the NLA over the NHL. Was always considered a bizarre decision.

If Canada can remain relaxed and have the grit to get past the US, gold should be achievable.


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