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Mikey Red
Posted 2017-04-07 5:05 PM (#670954 - in reply to #670717)
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Ranger fans root for the Rangers...not team USA in the Olympics....Couldnt give a sh!t about the Olympics
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Mikey Red
Posted 2017-04-07 5:06 PM (#670955 - in reply to #670717)
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Dave Reid on the NHL Network show here...Just called for Montreal to dispatch us
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Mikey Red
Posted 2017-04-07 5:11 PM (#670956 - in reply to #670717)
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And if anyone wants to hear a horrible announcer...Check out the Lightning radio guy and his goal call......awful x 100
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Steady Eddie
Posted 2017-04-08 5:59 AM (#670957 - in reply to #670953)
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robstones - 2017-04-07 6:50 PM

Steady Eddie - 2017-04-07 11:25 AM

robstones - 2017-04-06 12:25 PM

x10003q - 2017-04-05 10:10 PM

Eff the IOC. This is a criminal organization. All they want is money. The IOC probably want the NHL to pay to be in the Olympics. Besides, raise your hand if you want a 3 week break from hockey in February.


I love Olympics hockey. I'm fine with a break from hockey means more hockey.....

Regardless of the NHL participating or not, it's still more hockey. It's not like they are going to cancel the tournament just because the NHL is out. I used to think that we'll never get to witness another "miracle on ice" again, but without NHL players in the Olympics, who knows. All of those 2nd tier European teams will actually have a better chance to medal. With an 82 game season plus playoffs, I get enough pro hockey. Give me more amateur hockey.



But the lineups are insane. When you put that kind of talent together, the level of play is unparalleled. There may never be another miracle on ice again, but that may never happen again regardless.

Every 4 years, we get to see dream teams put together. Canada, USA, Russia, and Sweden are always stacked clubs.

The plus side to the NHL not participating is the potential for new players to be discovered. Signing playerd after the Olympics from national teams for playoff runs, I could see hsppening more often. Undrafted talent getting their chance to shine.

Put without NHL players and coaches, the play and skill level won't be nearly as high.


Agree on the talent pool, but I still don't think it compares to Stanley Cup hockey, and I'd rather see one Miracle on Ice than 10 Dream Team competitions.

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robstones
Posted 2017-04-08 7:06 AM (#670958 - in reply to #670717)
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Then we'll agree to disagree. I'd rather watch a full Team USA vs a full Team Canada for the gold medal, then I would Chicago vs Washington for The Cup.

I'd rather watch The Rangers Game 2 of the semi finals, then any Olympic game...

On top of that.... I mean I'll probably watch the Olympics anyway..... But I'm way more interested in the games when Rangers players are involved. Leetch and Ritcher on Team USA..... McDonagh and Stepan, maybe even Kreider.... JT Miller.... JT Miller and Chris Krieder may never get the chance to play for Team USA ever now? That's a shame. Kreider would have a good chance of making the 2018 team.

But I route for Sweden because Lundqvist is their goalie.... I won't care about Team Sweden this time around. I won't care to watch team Norway if Mats Zuccarello isn't on it!

Edited by robstones 2017-04-08 7:07 AM
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