Anyone else miss the Can/USA NYE Game?

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  1. PensBeerGeek

    PensBeerGeek Registered User

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    Canada and the US are the two best teams in the tournament, and they should be in opposite pools.

    But I have to admit that I'm going to miss the Canada/USA game on New Year's Eve. With an 8 PM start, it was a perfect slot that added even more to an already energetic game. With a win, it was a great end to the year and a loss....well, things will be better next year (in an hour or so :D ).

    Anyone else wish there was some way they could bring it back?
     
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    I wish they were on NYE too

    Bring it back :(
     
  3. Statsy

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    I mentioned this in one of my other posts a few months ago. Those games were some of the best hockey I have ever seen. Period.
     
  4. danishh

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    they were great games, but the draws are done:

    Group A: 1, 4, 5, 8, 9
    Group B: 2, 3, 6, 7, 10

    So it's hard to have canada and usa in the same division unless one drops down to 4th or they finish 2/3.
     
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    The 09 game was like nothing I had ever seen. The big, experienced strong Americans came out full fire in the 1st, untill John Tavares came to the rescue. Canada pulled ahead, and when Tokarski robbed Wilson, which would have made it a game again, the Americans folded.

    Last year, no one expected a match of similar quality, let alone better. With America's new generation of stars like Shattenkirk, Wilson, JVR, Palushaj, Blum all graduated, everyone figured Canada would roll, but the Americans put up a huge fight against Canada, and it took the heroics of Pietrangelo and Eberle to tie the game, and the skills of Kadri and Kozun to put it away. On the last day of the decade, this was maybe one of the top 10 hockey games of the decade.

    I dont think I have ever lost my mind in a hockey game more than JT's and Pietro's top shelf goals in 09 and 10 respectively. (that includes "the golden goal")
    Canada and US better make the final, because its maybe going to be one of the most anticipated hockey matches ever.
     
  6. You are not the only one. :)

    I have been trying to unload my WJR's U.S. Games on StubHub and the NYE's game has the lowest range. I am hoping to get face value.

    If it was Canada-US it would have easily fetched as much as the Gold Medal game.

    Just came from Church and a family gathering. Life is good.

    :)
     
  7. ecemleafs

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    i was at my friends house on NYE so i cudnt watch but while playing poker i kept going back in forth between the comp and the table to get score updates lol. wudnt be able to watch this year either so lh;dc
     
  8. PensBeerGeek

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    I understand the reality of the situation...just feeling a bit wistful!
     
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    Yeah those were great games
     
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    I dunno yet, I'll let ya know on New Years Day.
     
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    Loved this goal, what a snipe.
     
  12. alcanalz

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    That was some great hockey, I wish they played on NYE again and again.
     
  13. lakai17

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    It should be Canada-Russia for the NYE game but then again Russia may surprise this tournament, oh well a guaranteed win against Sweden always makes it for a fun night on NYE :yo:
     
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    You're right, no matter if Sweden outshoot and outperform Canada, we still end up losing. We always underperform against you guys, especially our goalies. You're at your best when it matters, we never are - at least not on junior level:shakehead

    I hate Canada:laugh:;)
     
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    nothing against Sweden, you guys always have solid teams, sucks about Ekman-Larsson but Im sure you guys will be battling it out for bronze, could be even against Canada, I think Russia are icing a nice team this year. The Finns have a good team going as well.
     
  16. No Canada vs USA matchup New years eve ruined this tourney

    They really spoiled us over the last couple of years. Without that matchup, it feels like this tournament has really missed something.
     
  17. cenas*

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    We got an epic game on NY eve anyway.
     
  18. Hackett

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    yeah, the sweden/canada game was just as good if not better.
     
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    What? We had a great great game yesterday and you complain? :eek:
     
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    Don't worry, the US will play against Canada on Monday.
     
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    Are you a U.S. fan, or a hockey fan in general?

    That Canada/Sweden game yesterday was awesome. Certainly wasn't missing anything for me.
     
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    Not as a Swede ;)

    Kinda missing the tradition of beating Finland though :sarcasm:
     
  23. Torts

    Torts Dont Doubt the Trout

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    the organizing committee is not stupid
    they make sure a marquee match up is on tap for NYE
    every year is great
    next year maybe canada russia on new years
     
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    That game was pretty awesome.Who cares who was in it.We were all treated to a great game.
     
  25. I thought the previous NYE games were better than the CAN-SWE game as well.
     

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