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  • #16
    It's certainly up there.

    And yes, I would.
    "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
    Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Asher
      It's certainly up there.

      And yes, I would.
      I have places I could lead this conversation but I don't want to be banned . . .. SOOoooooo

      Does anyone think the Yanks will qualify now-- Its still possible with 2 wins but I think they are pretty much in must-win territory from now on. IIRC GERMANY is now 2-0 as well as Canada-- That has to be a surprise. It looks like Canada may have already qualified and all they are fighting for now is the bye into the semis
      You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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      • #18
        Yankees will have a hard time making the playoffs now that the Red Sox have Dice-K.

        Also, Americans are getting worse at hockey, I think.
        Resident Filipina Lady Boy Expert.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ninot
          Yankees will have a hard time making the playoffs now that the Red Sox have Dice-K.
          booooooooooo--- you knew who I meant
          You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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          • #20
            http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/news_sto...name=world_jrs

            Carey Price has come a long way

            LEKSAND, Sweden (CP) - Carey Price was climbing into an airplane at the crack of dawn to get to hockey practice when other kids his age were piling into the family car to do the same.

            Canada's starting goaltender at the world junior hockey championship grew up in tiny Anahim Lake, B.C., which has a population of about 700 when combined with the nearby Ulkatcho First Nation.

            When Price began playing minor hockey at 10, the closest teams were 320 kilometres east in Williams Lake.

            So he and his father Jerry drove the 640-kilometre round trip three times a week for practices and games, until Jerry decided to put his pilot's licence to use.

            ''Eventually it got to be a lot of hours in the car so he just bought an airplane so he could fly it,'' Price explained.



            At $13,000, the four-seat Piper Cherokee wasn't fancy.

            ''It was more a lawnmower with wings,'' Jerry said.

            Price and his Canadian teammates meet Germany in a Pool A match Friday (TSN, 1 p.m. ET).

            Price's father, an administrator of an adult learning centre, mother Lynda, who is chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation, and sister Kayla are all in Sweden to support him.

            Like a youngster who gets to hold the steering wheel of the car while sitting on his father's knee, Carey occasionally took a turn on one of the two steering wheels in the Piper Cherokee.

            ''I learned to fly at a young age so I got a little extra out of it,'' he said. ''You've just got to keep it in a straight line and go over that mountain. The wind blows you every which way, but you just keep her steady.''

            They couldn't fly all the time due to bad weather or the fact Jerry wouldn't fly at night, so it was back to more hours in the car.

            ''That whole time, flying or driving, was a special time because we got to spend a lot of time together,'' Jerry said. ''Driving home late at night, we'd listen to hockey games because out in the boonies we could get radio stations from everywhere late at night in the winter.''

            The family kept a second car and a condo in Williams Lake for the thrice weekly trips there during Carey's minor hockey career and he eventually moved there to finish high school.

            Before Carey started playing organized minor hockey, Jerry took him to summer hockey schools to expose him to the indoor rinks that Anahim Lake didn't have.

            Because of the geographical challenges, Jerry and Lynda invested a lot of time and money in their son's career, but Jerry doesn't want to be mistaken for a pushy hockey parent.

            ''I wouldn't trade a minute of it whether he was here or driving a back-hoe,'' he said. ''Whether he ever developed and became good or not was not the point.

            ''He liked to play and I wanted to give him the chance to play if that's what he wanted to do because I know how important hockey was to me in my life.''

            Jerry is a former goaltender who was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers and whose career ended in the minor leagues because of knee injuries.

            His father's experience has been helpful to Carey, whom the Montreal Canadiens drafted fifth overall in 2005 but have yet to sign.

            ''He knows the ups and downs of hockey and he knows how to deal with it,'' Carey said. ''He's been through everything I'm going through.

            ''His knowledge is such a big help for me.''

            The six-foot-two, 216-pound goaltender is in his fourth full season with the Western Hockey League's Tri-City Americans.

            He was a surprise pick at No. 5 by Montreal and his reaction was refreshingly honest when he said: ''I wasn't expecting to go this high, but I'll take it.''

            Price has solid technique and fills the net with his frame, but what stands out about him is his puckhandling ability, which he says he learned playing defence at a young age and also watching NHL goalies Martin Brodeur and Marty Turco.

            ''He handles the puck well and I think that's an advantage on the big ice,'' Canadian head coach Craig Hartsburg said. ''We're not asking him to make great passes with it, but certainly in helping us handle the puck below the goal-line.

            ''He looks big in net and we feel very confident in him.''
            "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
            Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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            • #21
              I heard today that its possible team USA gets demoted to division 2.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Ninot
                I heard today that its possible team USA gets demoted to division 2.
                THat was a remote possibility after they lost their first two games. There was a decent chance they would not make the medal round and would then have to play to avoid relegation. BUt if they did play in the relagation round they would have likely crushed the others.

                AS it happened, they managed to win their final two games and Canada helped by beating everyone else. The Yanks finished third in the pool and made the quarters.

                The US now faces Finland with the winner getting a date with the Canadians. On the other side, the Russians await the winner of the Swedes and Czechs IIRC
                You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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                • #23
                  Wild game today. Canada beat the US 2-1 in a shootout

                  A couple of beefs


                  1. Shootouts do not belong in any elimination game EVER. They are cute in regular rounds but when its winner-take-all, they should not be allowed. I say this this year even though Canada won.

                  2.Wow the reffing was horrible. It seemed you couldn't touch a guy without a penalty call
                  You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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                  • #24
                    The international shootout was weird since after your first three shooters , you could keep going back to the same guys to shoot again and again (as long as they didn't shoot consecutively) So one player got 3 of Canada's five shootout goals.

                    Another observation was that the keepers stopped far fewer shots than I am accustomed to seeing in NHL shootouts. Both sides scored 2 of the first 3 and then 2 of the next threes shots before the fifth stood up as the winner with a Canadian save.

                    It was dramatic but no way to decide a hard-fought game
                    You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Flubber
                      1. Shootouts do not belong in any elimination game EVER. They are cute in regular rounds but when its winner-take-all, they should not be allowed. I say this this year even though Canada won.

                      2.Wow the reffing was horrible. It seemed you couldn't touch a guy without a penalty call
                      1. Shootouts have been apart of international hockey since before I can remember.

                      2. That's just how international hockey is.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Ninot


                        1. Shootouts have been apart of international hockey since before I can remember.

                        2. That's just how international hockey is.
                        Agreed and agreed on both points. I don't really expect to change the weird international refereeing standards but they could do away with the shootout-- or at the very least move to a full 20 minute overtime before resorting to it (in elimination games)

                        Oh and what's with the weird "home team" rule. If (by chance) you are the home team in the meaningless early game, you have to be the visitor in the key playoff one???
                        You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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                        • #27
                          Anyone watching the final besides me??
                          You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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                          • #28
                            Of course
                            "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
                            Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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                            • #29
                              I'm fearing that they're playing Oilers hockey by giving up leads. :|
                              "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
                              Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Asher
                                I'm fearing that they're playing Oilers hockey by giving up leads. :|
                                Asher

                                I can count on you to NEVER miss any opportunity for an Oiler slam. Your consistency is reassuring
                                You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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