Who gets medals?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by devsjunkie, Feb 26, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. devsjunkie

    devsjunkie Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    editor
    Location:
    Chilltown, N.J.
    About eight diehard hockey fans I know and I have been wondering ... from teams getting medals who gets them?

    Do you have to have played in the final game? Or is it the medal round? Or is just seeing action at some point in the tournament?

    Anyone know for sure?
     
  2. Freudian

    Freudian Clearly deranged

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2003
    Messages:
    44,622
    Likes Received:
    3,825
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    is everything
    Niklas Kronwall said that if Mattias Öhlund doesn't get one, he will give him his gold medal. Classy guy.
     
  3. devsjunkie

    devsjunkie Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    editor
    Location:
    Chilltown, N.J.
    That is very classy. These hockey guys can say and do some very cool things for their teammates.
    I hope Öhlund can get his own though.
     
  4. MiamiScreamingEagles

    MiamiScreamingEagles A Fistful of Dollars

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Messages:
    51,566
    Likes Received:
    3,569
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Gender:
    Male

    During the ceremony, I thought I heard JD say "That is the third string goalie (not dressed) of the Swedes getting his medal..." or something to that effect.
     
  5. The Mars Volchenkov

    The Mars Volchenkov Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    47,635
    Likes Received:
    395
    Trophy Points:
    199
    Location:
    Colorado
    I think you have to play atleast one game to get a medal.

    Will Hasek get a Bronze one? Not sure if he would count.
     
  6. devsjunkie

    devsjunkie Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    editor
    Location:
    Chilltown, N.J.
    Cool. Thanks for the info!
     
  7. devsjunkie

    devsjunkie Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    editor
    Location:
    Chilltown, N.J.
    Yeah, that's what we were wondering. Well not Hasek. Some other guy who played for the Czechs for less than a game...
     
  8. Kevin Forbes

    Kevin Forbes Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2002
    Messages:
    9,202
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    129
    Location:
    Nova Scotia
    Home Page:
    I think it's dressing for any game during the tournament. Ed Belfour got a medal last Olympics, and he didn't play, but he did warm the bench for a game.
     
  9. Vman

    Vman Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC
    Home Page:
    Mattias Öhlund and Niklas Kronwall should both get a gold metal.
     
  10. Shoalzie

    Shoalzie Trust me!

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    16,629
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Portland, MI
    If I wasn't mistaken, I saw Stefan Liv in street clothes standing in the line getting a gold medal. He played in the first game against Kazakhstan but Tellqvist was the backup to Lundqvist the majority of the way. That makes 6 Red Wings players/prospects to get gold medals and Robert Lang picked up a bronze on Saturday. Great weekend for the Red Wings! :handclap:
     
  11. Leo Naphta

    Leo Naphta Registered User

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On top of the World
    I just saw on the replay that Sami Salo got a medal, so Öhlund will probably get one too.
     
  12. mr gib

    mr gib Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,853
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    rock and roller
    Location:
    vancouver
    Home Page:
    i think if your named to the squad you get one - eddie the eagle got one in 02 and he didnt play at all
     
  13. Tricolore#20

    Tricolore#20 PK PK PK

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Messages:
    8,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Toronto
    Home Page:
    It could be that all 23 players on the roster gets a medal. With the introduction of the "taxi squad," that kind of makes things interesting though.

    When CIS won the gold medal in 1992, Khabibulin was given a gold medal for being a 3rd goaltender. I'm not sure if he played a game or not in those Olympics, however the fact that Viktor Tikhonov took his medal suggests to me that he may not have played at all.
     
  14. Sotnos

    Sotnos Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    10,887
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not here
    Home Page:
    Nope, he didn't dress at all. They didn't even get him on the ice for the medal ceremony. He didn't get his gold until Fetisov saw to it that one was made for him and given to him during the games in Salt Lake. If things are still the same, there should be a medal for every guy who's on the roster and anyone who plays as a replacement.
     
  15. phillypensfan

    phillypensfan Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    TSN has something on their website that says Ohlund may not get a medal cause of not playing in the final.

     
  16. Vman

    Vman Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC
    Home Page:
    Sami Salo got a medal, so Öhlund should get a medal too.
     
  17. You know what pisses me off? Coaches don't get medals. I know the Olympics is participants only, but as far as I see it, coaches for team sports are participants. They are on the scoresheet for each game and they can take penalties. Is that not participating?

    That, and coaches for individuals train their athletes to be the best they can be for themselves, and however they finish is entirely up to the athlete. Everything individual is a race. Even for relay races, there are four participants maximum on a team. It takes so much more effort for a coach in hockey to get 23 guys on the same page, and it's even harder in an event like this where your 23 players are only playing together for that 2-week span.

    So yes, give the hockey coaches a medal too.

    As for players, if you were on the scoresheet and dressed for one game during round robin or the medal round, you should get a medal.
     
  18. phillypensfan

    phillypensfan Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm not saying Ohlund shouldn't get one,just posting what TSN has on their site is all. Ohlund will end up with a medal either way,if he gets one like he deserves,and if not then Kronwall is going to give his to him. Classy kid.


     
  19. devsjunkie

    devsjunkie Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    editor
    Location:
    Chilltown, N.J.
    Today's stories out of New Jersey say that Elias is getting a bronze, so that backs up some of the earlier theories.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"