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#1 Posted on
I encourage you all to read this - it's being talked about pretty much from coast to coast up here.



I have never - EVER - seen Gretzky like this. Kudos to him for standing up and saying some things that needed to be said. As well, he's helping to take the heat off the team by getting the media focused on him - a smart, smart move. I guess Slats taught him well in Edmonton.






(edited by BrewGuy on 19.2.02 0929)
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Same story is getting big play here in NYC - Too bad #99 doesn't have Marty McSorley on the roster....



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Al Morganti was teeing off on Team Canada this morning in Philly. He talked about the game against Sweden and how Burns wanted to pull Cujo but couldn't because of how it might affect him when they return to the Maple Leafs. He got a laugh out of how it was Mats Sundin, the Leafs first line center, who lit up Cujo. His whole rant was hilarious.

The media should be slapped for putting to much pressure on Team Canada. There is way to much pressure on that team.





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Since: 2.1.02
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Burns? I think you mean Quinn, and if you really think he didn't pull Cujo because of that you sir are silly.

I have watched the Leafs for several years, and when Quinn has coached he RARLY if ever pulls his goalies, he has only done it once this year. That was after a team (I forget who) ran up 6 goals on TO)

I for one applaud Gretzky for what he did AND said and will defend if anyone wishes to say otherwise.



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just my opinion, but usually the team that other people want to see lose is usually the best team. as a wings fan, when the wings all stars got booed in l.a., i don't think they took it personally, just that those players are on the team that everyone wants to beat. i don't understand his "american propoganda" comment, but if he is expecting americans to root for anyone except for team usa, then i guess i'm lost.

"They should remember there's payback in this game and it won't be pretty," he said. "I wouldn't want to be in that Islanders-Rangers game next (time)."

just the kind of comment i would expect out of a rugged player like wayne-o. justifying any future retaliation publicly isn't the right move, IMO. if it's going to happen, it's going to happen...we don't need wayne letting us know it's okay.



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The "American Proprganda" comment was do to reports that 'claimed' that the Canadian Players either weren't getting along with each or with Quinn or both. All of which are false.



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#7 Posted on
So it's us against the world. Starting with Finland, tonight.

Excellent.
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It just might be you against the world, starting with Finland tonight, ending with Finland tonight, call the bus driver, we're heading back to Red Deer with no medal, make sure there's plenty of Labatt's and Kokanee when we get there.

I'd rather see Canda win for the sake of a possible USA-Canada final, but that Gretzky rant sounded an awful lot like USA hockey bitching circa 1998.
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I have not seen any "American Propaganda" articles. It seemed like the Canadian press was putting all of the pressure on the hockey team talking about how long it was since Canada won the gold medal.

Anyway, today should be interesting. Canada has been disappointing but that could be attributed to adjusting to the larger ice surface.

Anything can happen and now it is one and done which means that you had better bring your A game.





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Whew. Canada 2, Finland 1. My nerves couldn't take those last couple of minutes.

Next up, Belarus! Wow. Here we go...
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I couldn't sit down for the last five minutes of the game because I was too nervous. That hit Selane (sp?) gave Pronger was nasty.
Did anyone else notice they exchanged words when they were shaking hands, and the ref had to get between them?



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#12 Posted on
Mark your calendar for March 13:

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ESPN Wednesday Night Hockey, anyone?



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That hit Selane (sp?) gave Pronger was nasty.

Prongers nose basically got jammed between two pieces of the glass - it wasn't pretty. But yeah, Teemu's gonna pay for that. I'm sure Chris had fun telling 'em "Well, at least you won't hit anybody from behind in THIS tournament anymore!" :)

(edited by BrewGuy on 21.2.02 1415)
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A lot of true colors coming out in this tournament. It's good to see that there haven't been any major injuries (minus Tkachuk) and there does seem to be a lot more of an edge to the European guys that play in the NHL. An edge that they DON'T use when they're playing in the NHL.

Martin Rucinsky needs to shut up and play. He got dumped to Dallas from Montreal because he couldn't do just that, SHUT UP. He's too busy smiling at his cheap hits and minimal puck handling skills.

Jagr was playing w/ some serious intensity. If I were a Caps fan, I wouldn't expect anything less from this guy when the NHL season restarts. No more excuses for Mario JR.



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