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February 25, 2010

Canadian women beat U.S.A. for hockey gold: The Canadian women, who only gave up two goals this entire Olympic hockey tournament, have their three-peat. Finnish women take hockey bronze in OT thriller In the "other" noted rivalry game in women's hockey, Finland took down Sweden in a 3-2 overtime thriller on Thursday to steal the bronze medal, taking a spot on the podium for the first time since women's hockey was introduced at the Games in 1998.

posted by tommytrump to olympics at 11:24 PM - 25 comments

The US team was the better one in the third period. It looked like Canada had adopted the (terrible) strategy of just playing defensive. Nevertheless, it worked.

Other than the 3 minute period where Canada scored their goals, it was a pretty dull affair.

I can't fathom that Haley Wickenheiser is only 31 years old. She's been to 4 Winter Olympics (and one Summer Olympics) already. She could easily play for a 4th gold (and 5th medal).

Oh, and the best sign I saw in the crowd for the Canada/USA game:

"Gold Medal?
There's an APPS for that!"

posted by grum@work at 12:09 AM on February 26

So now the Canadian team is taking heat for the way they celebrated?? Unbelievable. They don't have to apologize for anything. If they want to lay around on the ice in an empty arena and drink beer and bubbly and have a cigar, good for them. This is the greatest time in their lives, they won a gold medal for the host country, let them celebrate any way they like. Congrats, girls!

posted by eccsport78 at 07:43 AM on February 26

Those Bad Ass Canadian girls are always causing trouble !

The headline on Yahoo News said something to the effect that they were "in hot water" boozing and smoking cigars. I clicked on it, hoping to see pix of them naked in a hot tub. Alas, they meant trouble. Hey, they won the gold, let them enjoy it.

posted by Howard_T at 09:09 AM on February 26

The Canadian womens' hockey team celebrate their gold medal by...driving a zamboni...?

posted by NoMich at 09:14 AM on February 26

The Canadian womens' hockey team celebrate their gold medal by...driving a zamboni...?

While the link doesn't work at the moment, didn't you pay attention last week? They aren't Zamboni machines, they are Olympia machines.

posted by Demophon at 09:23 AM on February 26

Don't drink and zamboni!

posted by kokaku at 09:29 AM on February 26

Cigars? Booze? Ice-cleaning machines?

That's a good old-fashioned Canadian celebration, right there.

posted by grum@work at 10:47 AM on February 26

You can't begrudge them their celebration, but it was in poor taste to do it in front of cameras.

posted by Tinman at 11:35 AM on February 26

You can't begrudge them their celebration, but it was in poor taste to do it in front of cameras.

It wasn't like they called the press corps and told them "Come film our jubilation!"

Some people with cameras/phones hung around and snapped some shots.
They pretty much did the same thing that the baseball players do after a World Series, go back out onto the field of play and continue the celebration.

The only thing I'd slap them with would be a citation for "smoking in a public facility". That isn't acceptable up here in Canada.

posted by grum@work at 11:56 AM on February 26

Yeah, I don't see the big deal either. Let 'em have their fun.

posted by NoMich at 12:18 PM on February 26

"If that's the case, that is not good," he said. "It is not what we want to see. "I don't think it's a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing room, that's one thing, but not in public."

The IOC: keeping that stick up its arse since the 1890s. You do have to wonder if they'd have had the same reaction to the men's team. There's a certain strain of IOCdom that still doesn't like the ladies playing "ungenteel" sports.

posted by etagloh at 12:24 PM on February 26

The only thing I'd slap them with would be a citation for "smoking in a public facility". That isn't acceptable up here in Canada.

I think there is some underage drinking in there as well. Still, I doubt this even registers in the sports world if they were men instead of women.

posted by bperk at 12:31 PM on February 26

I think there is some underage drinking in there as well.

It's a tempest in a teapot.

One member of the team was underage. Marie-Philip Poulin, is 18, not old enough to legally drink in British Columbia. In her defence, she is from Quebec, where the age of majority is 18, and she may not have been aware of the difference. She was wrong, but it's not like she was doing funnel shots and getting in her car to drive home.

An hour after the game, The public has all left the building, the only people there were the team, security, and a few pickleuptheirass media . These women had just achieved the ultimate in their sport. Cut 'em a little slack.

Have a beer and a glass of champagne for me, ladies.

posted by tommytrump at 01:07 PM on February 26

Have a beer and a glass of champagne for me, ladies.

And a zamb Olympia ride for me!

posted by NoMich at 01:29 PM on February 26

I doubt this even registers in the sports world if they were men instead of women.

Exactly.

posted by cjets at 05:52 PM on February 26

Jordan Staal wasn't yet 21 when the Penguins were awarded the Cup last June. Do you think his teammates forbid him from drinking champagne from the Cup?

posted by MeatSaber at 06:59 PM on February 26

Meanwhile, NBC continues to sell ads to beer companies during the Olympic broadcast.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:14 PM on February 26

And not just one beer ad! Thousands of beer ads!! I AM BOMBARDED. Also - I have drank too much already.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:44 PM on February 26

I'm more upset that they were drinking Coors Light than any underage drinking. Don't they raise their kids right in Canada????

posted by MeatSaber at 03:41 AM on February 27

Coors Light?! I had no idea... I am shocked and horrified.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:16 AM on February 27

I only saw Molson Canadian .

posted by tommytrump at 10:26 AM on February 27

It was only Molson Canadian, even in the giant magnum-sized bottles.

If there wasn't an underage drinker in that group, I'm POSITIVE Molson would have had a print ad out with those pictures already.

posted by grum@work at 10:46 AM on February 27

Pandagon.net reacts to the criticism of the celebration:
Oh noes, someone forgot to tell the Canadians they're women!

posted by NoMich at 09:09 PM on February 27

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