I actually feel bad for Canada. (never thought I would say this)

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by SChan*, Feb 22, 2006.

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  1. SChan*

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    Seems to me that Canada just couldn't catch any breaks in this tournament. They had an all-star team that on paper is maybe even better than 2002. The biggest problem was surprisinlgy the goal scoring. Something that the Canadians never lacked in the past.

    Yes I feel kinda bad for them, but I am sure you will rebound :clap:
     
  2. Schenn02

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    I don't feel bad for Canada and I'm Canadian. They got what they deserved and the better team won. We can't win everything unfortunately but we damn well better win a medal in Vancouver 2010.
     
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    Don't feel bad, they'll bounce back I'm sure. Let some other countries fight for the gold for a change.
     
  4. loudi94

    loudi94 Master of my Domain

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    Don't shed any tears for these guys. I think you'll see many players bowing out of these types of tournaments in the future. They didn't have the same desire this year.
     
  5. Old Hickory

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    For a change???

    One, it not true
    Two, it's an insult to every other hockey nation
     
  6. bert

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    Its true they didnt deserve to win.

    It also looks like the slovaks are going out now too. I have no one to cheer for.
     
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    I feel bad for brodeur b/c he played his best game but I can still see some people ripping him.
     
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    I don't feel sorry for Canada. If they had played great hockey I would have liked to see them move on.
     
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    Freudian Clearly deranged

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    He was by far the best canadian player this tourney. Luongo was also good.
     
  10. Schenn02

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    I love Brodeur and if there is one player that doesn't deserve a single bit of blame, its him. Brodeur :handclap: :handclap: :handclap:
     
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    Canada vs Russia just to get into the medal round, you know someone's gonna go home extremely dissapointed. However, as a Canadian, you can't really feel sorry for us, we were the lower seeded team, we put ourselves in this situation. It should have been the Swiss going up against the powerhouse Russians in the quarterfinals, but they played their way past that.
     
  12. Canada should've sent their B team!
     
  13. oil slick

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    We lost this tournament.

    We will loose tournaments in the future.

    Although I sincerely believe that the Canadians have the best talent in the world, there are clearly a lot of very good teams out there, any of whome can beat Canada fairly on any given day.

    Today we lost to one such team.
     
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    I'm not sure if he actually said this, but Kurt Russel's line as Herb Brooks in Miracle sums up why Canada didn't advance. He said that he was not looking for the best players, he was looking for the right ones. The Canadian brain braintrust amassed a great wealth of talent, but not a cohesive unit. The latter is what's required in a short tournament.
     
  15. Moon Man*

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    From reading the Olympics forum, I take it I'm possibly the least emotionally-invested person here... but for what it's worth, I feel a modicum of despair for Canada.

    No need for me to regurgitate all the valid points made re: roster choices, poor penalties, et al. ...but anyone could tell that this was a very even playing field, so going out like this is acceptable.

    At the end of the day however... It's a nation that wears its heart on the sleeve of its hockey jersey that's heading home medal-less. Whether they were overwhelmed by their opponents, unprepared, indifferent or whatever... Everyone is going to be talking and hearing about this for along while to come.
     
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    this was a terrible effort in the whole tournament from the Canadian team. The Russians are amazing, especially the young guys, and I'll be cheering for them from here on.
     
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    Well said!
     
  18. shawn_kemp*

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    feel bad? for what?

    after all the arrogance and insults that we've faced for years from a lot of Canadian fans, the over confidence, especially against Russia, the outcome of this game is JUSTICE

    Today I believe in God and in Justice!
     
  19. habitue*

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    Selecting Tanguay, Staal, Crosby, Spezza and Phaneuf over guys like Bertuzzi, Draper, Smyth and Doan would had helped.

    They did not deserve to win. Three shot outs ! Where were the scorers ? Where was the heart ?
     
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    And in reply to the thread..I would have felt bad for Canada if they played a great tournament and lost or even played a one good game against the Russians...But...Canada never deserved to win..they never played at any point like they actually wanted to win..so surely I do not feel bad for Canada...
     
  21. shawn_kemp*

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    I hope that in the future, no Canadian will ever tell me that the Russians have not heart/play without heart/are selfish/never play as a team.
     
  22. Dig Out Your Soul

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    What do you mean, for a change? Right now, the only championships Canada owns is the World Cup (which doesn't mean a lot to many people) and the World Junior title.

    Salt Lake City was Canada's first gold at the Olympics in 50 years. Canada winning WAS a change.
     
  23. Gozer

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    Maybe I should have added this, ;) ,since you seemlingly took offence . And since I'm not Canadian, I think I have the right to say so.
     
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    Gallagbi Formerly Eazy_B97

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    Clarke tried to do it in Nagano. Didn't work out too well. Last Olympics they went with the Talented squad, won it.
     
  25. Bill McNeal

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    You seriously have a persecution complex. Not everybody's out to get you...
     
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