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Canada beats Finland 5-0 to set up women's ice hockey final with U.S.

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What a joke, only two countries can compete. Time to boot woman's hockey out of the Olympics!

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consolation game should be canadian women vs canadian men's team...maybe the men can win that one

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proxy at 02:51 PM JST - 23rd February

What a joke, only two countries can compete. Time to boot woman's hockey out of the Olympics!

I agree

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USA will win gold yet again!

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Go CANADA!!

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I bet Canadians would be unable to sleep if both the U.S. men and women beat their teams. Go USA! But I love Canada so I won't be disappointed if the Canadians win.

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Canada absolutely must win this game- their national pride is at stake ! They have invested millions and run their mouths for years now with their "Own the podium" slogan. Just yesterday they had to concede that goal and admit that they will never catch the Americans in the medal race- This game is a must people ! There is no way Canadians will accept the millions lost and the international humiliation of not "Owning the podium" if their hockey teams don't win the gold- Wow what a lot of pressure ! As for the game itself, I believe the US has the better team. They are faster, more skilled, and have nothing to lose. My only concern will be referee interference- much like we saw at the end of the US/Canada mens game. at the 5:04 mark with the US leading- we suddenly saw Canadians diving over American sticks and then begging for Power play opportunities. This is very Uncanadian- at least I've been told, to flail about on the ice trying to work the refs for penalty calls. Again, that is my only concern- and I'll say it early so no-one can accuse me of sour grapes. Go USA !

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That was an ugly game. The Finnish women had no offense to speak of. They could only resort to penalities to try to get advantage. Never the less, long live the Finno-Ugric Empire!

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Time to boot woman's hockey out of the Olympics!

And replace it with what? Women's ski jumping? That's a real crowd pleaser. Or maybe mixed curling? Nope. Curling should be on its way out of the winter Olympics, too, according to some.

Like it or not, women's hockey is hugely popular in Canada and the US and draws more TV viewers than most women's winter sports. The teams from the other countries will improve as they invest more money in developing their women's hockey programs.

As far as the importance of the game to Canadians goes, sure we want the women to win (and wouldn't be any happier than US fans were when their women lost at the Salt Lake Olympics), but if they lose, it's not going to trigger mass suicides across the country. I mean it's not like the victors get to enslave the residents of the losing country.

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"Time to boot woman's hockey out of the Olympics!"

"And replace it with what?"

How about an "Olympic Hot Tub Cannon Ball" tourney ? Hell I'd watch !

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