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February 07, 2014

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 7 comments

NBC.com's "live" Olympic coverage this morning was the 2010 men's ice hockey gold medal game. I realise there's no events today, but was still sort of miffed they'd give up on being able to preview stuff, or show more detail from yesterday in favour of a four year old hockey game.

Then I ended up watching the whole thing again and my heart was still pounding when the US pulled their goalie at the end, even though I know the result.

Great game. But seriously, NBC. You paid to cover the Olympics. Cover the Olympics.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:31 AM on February 07

Holy crap! 26-year old Pitts Pen Kris Letang suffered a stroke. Thankfully it's not career threatening, but still. Poor guy.

posted by NoMich at 12:02 PM on February 07

You Beat me to it NoMich. My link is from the team website.

That is crazy. They said it can be treated and he should return but is out for at least 6 weeks. The local radio guy has been saying all week he figured Kris had Mono since he is the ladies man. Guess he was a little off.

posted by Debo270 at 12:24 PM on February 07

Holy crap! 26-year old Pitts Pen Kris Letang suffered a stroke.

Not to diminish the severity of Letang's health, but Holy Crap! Letang is only 26?! Seems like he's been a staple of that team for at least a decade.

Anyhow. My best to him for a speedy recovery and no further issues.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:57 PM on February 07

Why Canada isn't more dominant in hockey

posted by nubs at 02:22 PM on February 07

Then I ended up watching the whole thing again and my heart was still pounding when the US pulled their goalie at the end, even though I know the result.

Great game. But seriously, NBC. You paid to cover the Olympics. Cover the Olympics.

For Canadian fans (and those that use proxies), every single televised event from the 2010 Olympics is available on YouTube. It's every minute of every event (prelims, qualifying, medal rounds, whatever) and it's broadcast without ANY commentary.

Want to watch some qualifying round between Slovakia vs Norway? You can. Want to watch the preliminary rounds of the short-track speed skating? No problem. Every second of the biathlon? Done.

posted by grum@work at 03:49 PM on February 07

ARod has dropped his lawsuit against MLB et al, which I guess also means he's accepting his full suspension.

posted by Etrigan at 10:03 PM on February 07

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