Monday, February 22, 2010

Quote of the Day


"We know we can beat anybody now."

-- Brian Rafalski of the U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team, after last night's stunning upset against Canada

11 comments:

Mozglubov said...

I think the most impressive goal of that game, oddly enough, was the last American goal on Canada's empty net; a one handed diving shot is always amazing.

All around, though, that was a really weird game. In terms of puck control and offensive pressure, Canada dominated - but Miller was even more amazing. As much as it hurts my patriotism to say it, good job to the American team (especially the goalie).

DragonIV said...

So long as Miller keeps playing at that level, yes. :)

Dan said...

Note: Notice that it's primarily the Canadians are actually commenting? And we're being polite about it?

Really, that Miller guy is a frickin' wall. Watching him was spectacular (and upsetting).

Without him, Canada would've mopped the ice with the American team.

Kudos to them. Let's hope the next encounter doesn't go as well for them.

SteveR said...

That's rather a nice compliment from Rafalski.

... but maybe he should have said, "we know nobody can beat Miller now".

Anonymous said...

As a Canuck, it's on par with a national tragedy today.

It's just the icing on the failure cake we've been eating at this year's Games.

kanye said...

Canadians shouldn't think of this as a national tragedy, but rather payback for foisting Chilliwack on the rest of the world.

Thomas B said...

Ooh, nice burn there, Kanye.

Stephen LaRose said...

With all due respect, Chez, the Canadian men's hockey team is like a Microsoft product -- overhyped, buggy, and sells by its brand name alone. There's nobody to play with Crosby and Nash on the first line: five or six of the players (Niedermeyer, Pronger, and Thorton, for example) got to wear the Maple Leaf on their past reputation alone, but are todays either hasbeens or neverweres, and with Brodeur showing his age, Canada goes into the medal round with no number one goaltender (both Fleury and Luongo crumbled under the pressure in the world juniors, Fleury plays in front of a scoring machine in Pittsburgh, and Luongo has never led his pro team past the second round of the NHL playoffs (last year, in a final game in a best-of-seven series against Chicago, Luongo, playing for the Canuckleheads, let in seven goals. If he was from Saskatchewan instead of Montreal, I swear he's a bow-legged cowboy in net.

But I don't want to take anything away from the US -- they're a damn good team. Five teams -- Canada, Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic, and the U.S. could win this tournament. On the plus side for Canadians, we could count on wall-to-wall coverage ... unlike those south of the 49th, where NBC will only air hockey if Jay Leno plays centre.

Embo said...

Hey, listen, Canada's stuck with the town of Chilliwack, and believe you me, that's pain aplenty, right there.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, glad i got the hell outta there. Weird mix of rednecks & crackheads.

Ebs said...

http://www.akawilliam.com/photo-canada-responds-to-historic-olympic-hockey-game-loss-to-america/


We don't lose well.