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It could not come as a surprise that both North American teams are playing for the Gold!!!
since the host nation did its best to give its team a real
home ice advantage
non olympic size rinks
homer NHL refs
game time advantages to Canada
it would of been interesting to see if both the USA and Canada
would be playing for Gold if
the rinks had been legimate Olympic size ones
the refs were fair and unbiased
and timing of games would of been fairly done for all
teams ie poor Slovakia playing all those late nite and back to back games
talent is one thing but deliberately giving your home team
advantages is not the Olympic ideal nor fair
its sad in a way any country needs to stoop so low to assure
It will not matter who wins the Gold today needless to say this game is not the Miracle on Ice game of 1980!!!
perhaps the IOC will have the next winter games in North America again at Lake Placid where at least it would be fair
Its being reported the NHL will not allow players to
play anymore in the Olympics cause the season
is more important than national pride and I agree
who cares whose NHL players are the best!!!
Canada USA RUSSIA SWEDEN etc the NHL is now the
elite league not the Olympics!!!
Lol mark ive never heard ne thing more stupid in my life....its not canada who chooses the size of the rink you dip sh!t its the ioc...lol thanks for comeing up with some creative excuses though you made me chuckle
Is this guy for real? Please tell me you don't actually believe the crap your posting.
Miller was unbeatable because he's awesome, not because of some made up advantage about time zones, rink size, and referees. Were the refs stopping the puck for the Americans?
How about the Canadians, was it the refs that made it so the Canadians lost to the Americans? Did they decide Luongo was our man instead of Brodeur? Do you honestly think the matches would have gone a different way if played in another country?
What you failed to notice was that the teams that were favoured to win have a majority of their players from the NHL. NHL players who live in North America and aren't affected by rink size, time zones, referees, water, or any other non-sense you can come up with.
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