GDT: Canada vs Italy 1PM Torino Time, 7 AM EST

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  1. The Legend

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    Since the game is only 12 hours away, I figured we should amend the term "Game-Day" just a little. Canada is obviously the huge favourite, but if the Miracle on Ice taught us anything, its that a home underdog can do anything. Here are the rosters, credit to tsn.ca....


    Canada

    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Goaltenders



    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Martin Brodeur L 6'2 210 5/6/72 Montreal, QC New Jersey
    Roberto Luongo L 6'3 205 4/4/79 Montreal, QC Florida
    Marty Turco L 6'0 171 8/13/75 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Dallas




    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Defence



    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Rob Blake R 6'4 225 12/10/69 Simcoe, ON Colorado
    Jay Bouwmeester L 6'4 220 9/27/83 Edmonton, AB Florida
    Adam Foote R 6'2 215 7/10/71 Whitby, ON Columbus
    Bryan McCabe L 6'2 220 6/8/75 St. Catharines, ON Toronto
    Scott Niedermayer L 6'1 200 8/31/73 Cranbrook, BC Anaheim
    Chris Pronger L 6'6 218 10/10/74 Dryden, ON Edmonton
    Wade Redden L 6'2 205 6/12/77 Lloydminster, SK Ottawa
    Robyn Regehr L 6'2 226 4/19/80 Rosthern, SK Calgary

    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Forwards

    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Todd Bertuzzi R 6'3 245 2/2/75 Sudbury, ON Vancouver
    Shane Doan R 6'2 216 10/10/76 Halkirk, AB Phoenix
    Kris Draper L 5'11 190 5/24/71 Toronto, ON Detroit
    Simon Gagne L 6'0 190 2/29/80 Ste-Foy, QC Philadelphia
    Dany Heatley L 6'3 215 1/21/81 Calgary, AB Ottawa
    Jarome Iginla R 6'1 208 7/1/77 St. Albert, AB Calgary
    Vincent Lecavalier L 6'4 207 4/21/80 Ile Bizard, QC Tampa Bay
    Rick Nash L 6'3 188 6/16/84 Brampton, ON Columbus
    Brad Richards L 6'1 198 5/2/80 Murray Harbour, PEI Tampa Bay
    Joe Sakic L 5'11 195 7/7/69 Burnaby, BC Colorado
    Ryan Smyth L 6'1 190 2/21/76 Banff, AB Edmonton
    Martin St-Louis L 5'9 185 6/18/75 Laval, QC Tampa Bay
    Joe Thornton L 6'4 220 7/2/79 St. Thomas, ON San Jose

    2006 Olympic Team - Reserves
    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Dan Boyle R 5'11 190 7/12/76 Ottawa, ON Tampa Bay
    Jason Spezza R 6'3 211 6/13/83 Toronto, ON Ottawa
    Eric Staal L 6'4 205 6/29/84 Thunder Bay, ON Carolina


    Italy


    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Goaltenders


    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Rene Baur L 5'10 150 1/19/85 N/A Valpusteria
    Gunther Hell R 5'9 158 8/30/78 Balzano Balzano
    Jason Muzzatti L 6'1 190 2/3/70 Toronto, ON Balzano

    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Defence



    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Christian Borgatello R 5'8 174 2/10/82 Merano Milano
    Armin Helfer L 6'3 194 5/31/80 Brunico Milano
    Robert Nardella R 5'9 171 1/30/68 Melrose Park, IL Rockford (UHL)
    Florian Ramoser R 6'2 198 10/7/79 N/A Bolzano
    Andre Signoretti R 5'5 179 1/16/79 Manotick, ON Cortina
    Michele Strazzabosco L 6'3 216 6/2/76 Asiago Milano
    Carter Trevisani R 6'1 189 6/6/82 Carlisle, ON Asiago


    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Forwards


    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Luca Ansoldi R 5'10 163 1/5/82 Merano Ritten
    Joe Busillo L 6'5 211 5/15/70 Toronto, ON Milano
    Mario Chitarroni L 5'8 165 6/7/67 Colbalt, ON Milano
    Jason Cirone L 5'10 209 2/21/71 Toronto, ON Asiago
    Giorgio De Bettin R 5'9 165 8/7/72 Pieve di Cadore Cortina
    Manuel De Toni L 5'11 185 1/10/79 Feltre Alleghe
    Anthony Iob R 6'0 202 1/2/71 Renfrew, ON Klagenfurter
    Stefano Margoni L 5'11 180 5/12/75 N/A Bolzano
    John Parco L 6'0 182 8/25/81 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Asiago
    Giulio Scandella R 6'1 174 9/18/83 Montreal, QC Asiago
    Lucio Topatigh L 6'1 198 10/19/65 Gallio Asiago
    Anthony Tuzzolini R 6'2 202 10/9/75 Buffalo, NY Cortina
    Stefan Zisser L 5'6 180 3/26/80 Bolzano Bolzano
     
  2. Briere03

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    Canada - 9
    Italy - 0
     
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    anyone knows and can post previous team vs team matches in official competitions?
     
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    Awesome... How many Western Canadians are going to be up for this? I sure am, bright and early at 5 AM. A lot of people I talked to today scoffed at the idea.

    I think it will be 7-1 Canada, with Italy scoring first!!! I just get the sense that the Italians will be as prepared as they possibly could be for this game (the schedule has been out for a while), and that will make it an ugly game for Canada to play. Add to that the travel factor, and the general lack of chemistry, and I don't see it being as bad of a blowout as people expect.
     
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    I have two mid-term tests tommorow, at 10 am and 12 noon respectively. I will be up and at 'er at 4 am, baby!
     
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    I don't know, I don't think we'll ever see anything quite like the '80 US team taking down the Soviets.

    I wish I can actually stay at home and watch, but school doesn't permit :(. At least I'll get to watch the 1st period or so before I leave. Fortunately, I'm on EST, so I don't have to wake early like you lucky Westerners ;).

    Italy won't be shutout like their women counterparts, as the men actually have some European pros instead of women who have barely learned how to skate (I hate to say that, but true)... I predict 8-1 in favour of Canada.

    It'll be interesting to see if Canada is going to run up the scores in this one. BTW, are all the Canadian goalies using NHL pads or the regular pads?
     
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    I'll be up at 7am. Good thing Draper is on the first line!

    12-0 Canada.
     
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    I'll be up, but I work at 6:30 so I probably won't be able to see it all.
     
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    holy **** 4am pt. Well if I did it for the Soccer world cup then i damn well better do it for this. It's reading break anyways, I can always sleep in the afternoon.
     
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    The line combos are somewhat confusing to me, but I still think this game will be a walk.

    Could be as high as 15-0 depending on how well the lines gel off the bat.
     
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    Hey were Western Canadians, were used to being up at 5 in the morning. I'll be up with a cup of black coffee in my hand and a big smile on my face. For two weeks Oilers, Habs, Flames, Leafs, Sens and Canucks fans can cheer together and drink beer in each others company with no chances of fisticuffs.

    GO CANADA GO
     
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    I have set my alarm(Eastcoaster USA) to be up for this game, actually 5:15 eastern to catch the first game. Just curious, and have to see, how all the teams match up given what's been said in the media. I am the luckiest MF on the planet because I work from home and can watch EVERY game.
     
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    Speak for yourself, as a western canadian, i most certainly am not used to getting up at 5AM. However, ill be up on time for puck drop.
     
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    Sorry, meant to say rural Western Canadians. Good to here you're getting up to watch the game. ;)

    GO CANADA GO
     
  15. shawn_kemp*

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    I honestly don't think it's going to be a big blowout.

    The Italians are fresher, they have been practicing together for the past couple of weeks and have beaten Latvia 5-4 in a test match. They also have the home ice advantage, and will probably give 110% against the 2002 Olympic Champion Canada!

    On a normal day I'd say 12-0, but this time, 6-2 seems fair.
     
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    7-1 Canada
     
  17. PapaBear*

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    21-0 canada

    too bad ill be at work and cant watch :( any live feeds online?
     
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    I think it'll be a 6-1 or 7-1 type of game. This isn't going to be like the Canada/Italy women's game. The Italian men won't be icing 16-year-olds on their defence. I think the Italians will get some sort of a mental/emotional rush as the host team, especially early on. Eventually, talent, overall ability and experience will take over.

    One thing to note is the Canadians have struggled in the past with opening games of international tournaments, especially against the host team. (Anyone remember the 2004 Worlds vs. Austria?)
     
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    This WILL be replayed later, right?
     
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  21. PapaBear*

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    wait, 7am EST? so thats like 5am here (mountain time). Perfect timing before heading off to work, and if i have to be late then so be it :biglaugh:

    Also stupid Q here, but if its still tied after the first OT, do they resume OT or go to S.O.?
     
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    Too many high scores here. Italy will play 5 man back on the blue line and frustrate canada's offense.

    Canada 4, Italy 0
     
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    Ah the joys of university.....I can wake up/stay up lol to catch the game, and be nice and awake for my 12:30 class lol
     
  24. shawn_kemp*

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    as far as I know they still have ties.

    remember the 3rd column with a "T"? well, they still have it! :D
     
  25. PapaBear*

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    Who is broadcasting this/. I cant find it on the cbc site or tsn. And 5am Calgary time?
     
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