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February 23, 2014

SportsFilter: The Sunday 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 - 12 comments

So, here I am awake far too early on a Sunday morning.
I'm heading off to the TV room to go watch the gold medal game.

I can't really seem to generate a "hate" for the Swedes.

USA? No problem.
Russia? Almost genetically designed to do so.

Sweden? I guess I can watch "the Forsberg" from back in 1994. Let's see if I can churn that in to a bit of spite.

posted by grum@work at 06:59 AM on February 23

Oh, Sid. You magnificent sonofabitch.

posted by grum@work at 08:32 AM on February 23

Woo!

posted by tommytrump at 09:21 AM on February 23

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Total.

Domination.

posted by grum@work at 09:29 AM on February 23

We've got some larger font conveniently located to the north and west if the need arises.

posted by beaverboard at 10:26 AM on February 23

Updated!

posted by grum@work at 10:43 AM on February 23

*sigh* What could've been for the Finns had Tukka Rask not been sick for their semifinal game against Sweden.

posted by NoMich at 01:10 PM on February 23

I'm wondering what the Swedes would've been like with Sedin, Zetterberg and Backstrom.

posted by nubs at 02:14 PM on February 23

You could say the same about the Canadians with Stamkos and Tavares - nobody was playing with a full deck, although the Canadians certainly have the depth to absorb key injuries.

posted by dfleming at 06:07 PM on February 23

What could've been for the Finns had Tukka Rask not been sick for their semifinal game against Sweden

Finns were by far the toughest opponent for Canada this year. Although Kristers Gudlevskis' Tretiak impersonation was brilliant.

posted by cixelsyd at 06:39 PM on February 23

nobody was playing with a full deck, although the Canadians certainly have the depth to absorb key injuries.

Exactly. The Canadians - at forward/defense at least - could handle injuries probably better than almost any other team in the tournament. Sweden being down three centres is pretty huge. Would be like Canada losing their top two goalies.

Not that I'm complaining. Always nice to win gold.

posted by nubs at 09:46 AM on February 24

Tukka must have opened his mouth in the shower and drank some of the black water.

posted by Debo270 at 01:19 PM on February 24

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