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January 06, 2010

Streak Spoilers: USA spoils Canada's bid for 6 straight WJHC titles with an overtime win.

posted by Spitztengle to hockey at 12:22 AM - 15 comments

What an exciting game. Canada goes down by two goals and I'm sure every Canadian soul thought they were done for, but Eberle really kept it interesting. Hats off to the American squad.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:27 AM on January 06

That was some great, tough hockey. Hats off to both teams for an amazing tournament.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:28 AM on January 06

That's three games in a row that USA/Canada put on a hell of a show from start to (exciting) finish. I was pulling for Canada to make it 6 in a row, but they went to the Eberle clutch-well too often and it finally backfired.

I can't decide if losing in overtime is worse than losing 5-3 (assuming Captain Clutch doesn't score those last two goals in the final 4 minutes).

posted by grum@work at 01:41 AM on January 06

Honestly, I can't remember a hockey game I enjoyed as much as that one since...the last Canada/U.S. game. What a rivalry.

posted by dfleming at 11:08 AM on January 06

Couple this with the U-17 team's win, and the future of US Hockey looks bright. I took a quick look at the U-17 and Junior rosters, and I notice that in addition to the usual Northeast and Upper Midwest players, there is quite a diversity growing. Between the 2 squads there are players from Virginia, California, Missouri, and Alaska. Perhaps the dogged insistence of the NHL in placing teams in non-traditional hockey areas has paid off to some degree for the national teams.

posted by Howard_T at 03:26 PM on January 06

Couple this with the U-17 team's win, and the future of US Hockey looks bright.

Indeed, the U.S.A. U-17 team did win, and congratulations are in order.

Note that Canada fielded 5 teams in that tournament, representing different areas of the country (Ontario, Quebec, West, Pacific, Atlantic).

Just sayin'.

posted by tommytrump at 04:04 PM on January 06

They deserved it. The Americans played great. Never fell behind once they got the lead. Awesome, awesome game.

Jordan Eberle was re-goddamn-diculous.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:17 PM on January 06

Blais did a fantastic job Coaching the American Squad. Throughout the tourney he was able to evenly distribute ice time and had some very fresh legs for the final. It showed especially in the 3rd. I was able to stream the game online, anyone know the name of the boisterous voice from Saskatoon who called the game? Great announcing, I could feel every emotional swing (he was quite the Homer ehh?) and the Canadian Fans were such a class act. It just goes to prove Hockey is the Best Sport Ever!

Now, I really can't wait for the Winter Games to get fired up in Vancouver, B.C.

posted by skydivedad at 08:04 PM on January 06

I was able to stream the game online, anyone know the name of the boisterous voice from Saskatoon who called the game? Great announcing, I could feel every emotional swing (he was quite the Homer ehh?) and the Canadian Fans were such a class act. It just goes to prove Hockey is the Best Sport Ever!

Gord Miller was the Play by Play announcer, and Pierre McGuire was the colour commentator for TSN.

I don't think Gord Miller is that much of a homer (D'oh). I enjoy Miller, but McGuire could shut the hell up as far as I'm concerned. Not every player is a monster nor does every play involve a whammo, faceoff prowess, or el-kabong ! .

posted by tommytrump at 08:39 PM on January 06

the Canadian Fans were such a class act

I commented on the same thing to my wife. They cheered hard for their team, then applauded both at the end of the game. It's probably incredibly polyanna of me to say so, but their actions just smacked of the kind of class sorely missing at many venues these days.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:49 PM on January 06

Pierre McGuire is one of the worst announcers in history.

posted by fabulon7 at 09:52 AM on January 07

Pierre McGuire is one of the worst announcers in history.

I'd like to be able to do a survey, or better yet, be a fly on the wall when TSN has its closed-door meetings about their on-air personalities. Whenever McGuire is mentioned on any web forum I've ever seen, it inevitably brings out these negative critiques.

So, what I'm wondering is this: how much does that work in his favour with the network?

for the record, I'm with y'all and do not care for him either

posted by Spitztengle at 12:48 PM on January 07

Check out McGuire's bio at TSN.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:52 PM on January 07

McGuire is bombastic, which is what you want for TV to get people's attention. I think he's a perfect choice for the NBC broadcasts.

He does know his hockey, so I suspect that a written column by him would be quite good.

However, I am tempted to clock him once in the jaw when I see him, and then yell "Whammo!".

posted by grum@work at 01:18 PM on January 07

McGuire is bombastic

Well said, grum ... well said.

posted by Spitztengle at 05:32 PM on January 07

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