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  • January 22, 2010 at 3:33 am #529057 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

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    David Backes at Minnesota State. A very nice person, and a pure genius. He never graduated (went to the blues before finishing school), but had a 4.0 gpa in Mechanical Engineering for the years prior… :shock:

    Yep….at $2.5 million/year, I guess that last year of university just didn’t look as appealing to him as it once did. :)

    Too bad though, I would prefer to see young athletes complete their education before turning pro. The education can serve them well in life quite apart from money/salary considerations. But, that’s just me, and thankfully they don’t ask for my opinion before they make the jump. :D

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    January 22, 2010 at 3:35 am #529058 Back to Top REPORT
    lonewolf
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    David Backes at Minnesota State. A very nice person, and a pure genius. He never graduated (went to the blues before finishing school), but had a 4.0 gpa in Mechanical Engineering for the years prior… :shock:

    Yep….at $2.5 million/year, I guess that last year of university just didn’t look as appealing to him as it once did. :)

    Too bad though, I would prefer to see young athletes complete their education [/color:1un95bjd]before turning pro. The education can serve them well in life quite apart from money/salary considerations. But, that’s just me, and thankfully they don’t ask for my opinion before they make the jump. :D[/quote:1un95bjd]

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    January 22, 2010 at 3:39 am #529059 Back to Top REPORT
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    David Backes at Minnesota State. A very nice person, and a pure genius. He never graduated (went to the blues before finishing school), but had a 4.0 gpa in Mechanical Engineering for the years prior… :shock:

    Yep….at $2.5 million/year, I guess that last year of university just didn’t look as appealing to him as it once did. :)

    Too bad though, I would prefer to see young athletes complete their education [/color:xz04heds]before turning pro. The education can serve them well in life quite apart from money/salary considerations. But, that’s just me, and thankfully they don’t ask for my opinion before they make the jump. :D[/quote:xz04heds]

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    January 22, 2010 at 3:42 am #529060 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

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    If Canada wins I’ll do the “EH” thing, but do I have pronounce “OUT” like OAT, :whistle You Know what I’m talkin’ aboat eh. :D

    Well Bam…..that depends on the region of Canada you’re talking about. Down east (Maritimes), it’s more like “oot.” In Alberta, it sounds like “owwwt.” In Ontario, we’re too embarassed to say the word, so we just use synonyms. But y’all can pro..nounce it anyway y’all desah. :D

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    January 22, 2010 at 4:03 am #529061 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
    PABowhunter4life

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    As long as they don’t let Fleury anywhere near the net Canada should wind up beating Russia for the gold [=}=]
    January 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm #529062 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    As long as they don’t let Fleury anywhere near the net

    Memories of 2004 :shock: :shock: Oh thanks John. By mentioning Fleury you have just undone my last 5 years of psychotherapy trying to get over the nightmare of watching that puck rebound off a leg and trickle into the net. How insensitive can a guy get? :D Now it will be back to waking up in the middle of the night screaming “THE PUCK IS COMING BACK TOWARD THE NET…STOP IT. Gotta run, my therapist just called and he has an opening this afternoon. :^O

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    January 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm #529063 Back to Top REPORT
    jim-woulfe
    Jim Woulfe

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    I’ll probably get pooped on for this, but here it goes….Canada.

    Before anybody calls me a traitor, I am a huge patriot and a Marine Corps officer, but the team Yzerman put together may be unbeatable!

    I’ll caveat that with this…they may also self implode! They may have way too many big guns on that roster to play like a team. It may turn into an individual show which HOPEFULLY, will not win out over our young guns!

    I know who I will be screaming for, but I think this one may already be in the bag for big red.

    S/F

    Jim

    January 27, 2010 at 3:59 am #529064 Back to Top REPORT
    rehwald67
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    Can we just have the Penquins be team USA?
    January 27, 2010 at 4:14 am #529065 Back to Top REPORT
    lonewolf
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    Can we just have the Penquins be team USA?

    That would be awesome ;) ;) :^O :^O :^O

    January 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm #529066 Back to Top REPORT
    scfox
    SCFox

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    #3…. :shock:

    This is supposed to be a rational decision, not an emotional one. :D[/quote:cxhg6032]

    Sorry!! I’m a homer!

    SCFox

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    January 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm #529067 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
    PABowhunter4life

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    As long as they don’t let Fleury anywhere near the net

    Memories of 2004 :shock: :shock: Oh thanks John. By mentioning Fleury you have just undone my last 5 years of psychotherapy trying to get over the nightmare of watching that puck rebound off a leg and trickle into the net. How insensitive can a guy get? :D Now it will be back to waking up in the middle of the night screaming “THE PUCK IS COMING BACK TOWARD THE NET…STOP IT. Gotta run, my therapist just called and he has an opening this afternoon. :^O[/quote:ml6w35o5]

    I have to watch him season after season & I have seen him let in goals that just absolutely boggle my mind. The other night against the Rangers he basically knocked one in on himself TRYING TO PICK UP THE PUCK!!!!!!!!……………suck it up :^O :^O :p

    January 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm #529068 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
    PABowhunter4life

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    Can we just have the Penquins be team USA?

    As long as Canada still gets Fleury I’m down :D

    January 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm #529069 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

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    On paper, we (Canada) should win hands down. Unfortunately, the game is not played on paper. :cry:

    As we all know, any format that involves one-game showdowns means that a dark horse could walk away with the gold. Goaltending will be key, and there are several teams that will have a pretty good NHL goalie backing them up. Whichever of those goalies has a hot Olympics may make the difference. I remember when Hasek stoned Canada back in ’98 even though we outplayed them considerably. So, as they say, goaltending is 70% of the game….unless you don’t have it, then it’s 100%.

    Given that hockey is so huge in this country, I’m not sure if playing at home in Vancouver will help or hinder Team Canada. Obviously the pressure will be on the Canadian players (’cause it’s gold or nothing up here), but I like to think that these “fairly well paid” players can handle the pressure.

    Anyway, for those of us who are hockey fans, it’s gonna be one heck of a ride next month. :thumbup

    P.S. PABowhunter….I don’t think Fleury will be anywhere near the net unless Brodeur and Luongo have a complete meltdown. :shock:

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    January 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm #529070 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
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    P.S. PABowhunter….I don’t think Fleury will be anywhere near the net unless Brodeur and Luongo have a complete meltdown. [=}=]

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