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Canada to face U.S. for gold in men's ice hockey

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Ok, poor Finland! Does anybody really care if the US beat Finland? Now if the USA beat Canada, Russia etc..this would be real news!

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Bring on Canada!!

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The US smoked Canada in the prelims and now blew out the defending silver medalists. Canada should be scared. Shaking in their skates scared.

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ElJeffeEnJapon: I don't know if I'd go so far as to say 'scared', but they definitely need to get their act together. They didn't fare so well against Slovakia in the end, so if they play like that and the US keeps up the way it's been playing, the latter will have the gold in the bag. Hopefully the Canucks can get past the US goalie this time (well, hopefully for Canadian fans, that is).

Anyway, should be a fun game, all told. Still like the classic Russia/Canada match up better, but this is for the gold so it will be pretty intense as long as the US doesn't score a bunch off the top.

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Yeah I'm sure they're petrified

can't wait the for the game USA is going DOWN!!!

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wow are Canada and USA different countries?

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LoveUSA: "wow are Canada and USA different countries?"

Obviously more different than you think (although I think you're attempting to be sarcastic), but not as different as some wildly claim them to be.

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wow are Canada and USA different countries?

They sure are. Canada is the red team that will win silver, and USA is the blue team that will win gold. Finally the championship will be coming back to America, the home of hockey.

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Thanks Smithinjapan, anyway, i always cheer for the country that is not USA!

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Go Canada! I hope you win gold.

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PS where can we watch the math?

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the match?

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Love: As it's the last event of the Olympics, it may well be aired even on terrestrial television in Japan. Of course, I think it's being played at about 3:00 a.m. Monday morning... so if the station's off the air we're out of luck regardless.

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Thanks, Good Luck Canada. Please revenge Ohno too...

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It's not over yet.... Although, Canada already got their Gold, against the women's team, it's time for the Men's team to beat Canada, one last time.... No win really counts, unless you win that Gold.

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"Ok, poor Finland! Does anybody really care if the US beat Finland? Now if the USA beat Canada, Russia etc..this would be real news!"

elbudamexicano, a quick check on Wikipedia would have shown you that Finland is the defending gold medalists from the 2006 Winter Olympics. What people need to realize is that the depth of international team hockey talent is quite deep. Depending on the year, gold could go to the Swedes, Fins, Russians, Americans or Canadians.

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This is gonna be an awesome game! I'll be up in the middle of the night watching Canada get that gold~

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SumoBob- a quick check on Wikipedia actually shows u what all hockey fans know; Finland won the silver medal with Sweden getting the gold.

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Canada to face U.S. for gold in men's ice hockey

Translation: It's U.S. vs. U.S., Jr.

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Smith: I look forward to a great game. Should be one of the most exciting comps the olympics have produced. The US is definitely on the upsurge and Canada has had a mixed bag the last 2. By the way, my boss just got a CAN team jersey signed by Luongo. We might have a little trash talking in the office Mon morning.

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RomeoRamenII: "Canada to face U.S. for gold in men's ice hockey Translation: It's U.S. vs. U.S., Jr."

vous rêvez!! (you are dreaming!)

In the medal standings Canada 21 total 10 gold, the U.S. 34 total 8 gold! Not bad for a country with about 10% of the U.S. population!

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Translation: It's U.S. vs. U.S., Jr.

Who is US Jr? I am confused. What color of the shirt?

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Translation: It's U.S. vs. U.S., Jr.

What an idiotic comment. Why do you infuse your politics into a sports thread, and at the same betray your lack of hockey knowledge? This game is going to be awesome for hockey fans. Go USA!

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I hope Canada lose in their own national sport in their own territory.

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I think Canada should beat USA and teach them a lesson in modesty.

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I hope Canada lose in their own national sport in their own territory.

Why?

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What Romeo meant to say is that it will be Canada vs. the 11th province of the Dominion.

Seriously though, this going to be very, very big. If you're old enough you know what 1972 means in Canada, and what 1980 means in the US. If this is a close and dramatic game, maybe even if it isn't, it will be the same thing for one of the two countries. Welcome to history in the making kids.

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"I think Canada should beat USA and teach them a lesson in modesty."

You mean like the ladys team ? Who busted out the hooch and stogies and paraded around on ice getting all polluted after beating the US women ? Yep, a wonderful display of modesty.

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It'll be a tough game for both teams. I hope Luongo starts in net again. Sure he lets some soft ones in, but he makes big saves under pressure. The US has nothing to lose so they won't be playing with monkye's on their backs. Canadians needs to play relaxed and play off the adrenaline from the fans. GM Place will be rocking!

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Yep, a wonderful display of modesty.

yep

speaking of modesty : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/sport/hockey/articles/trash20.htm

but girls drinking beer and smoking cigars!?! wo - no way - stop the press!

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It will be a great game, even my Brazilian boyfriend who never ice skate was thrilled with the USA vs Canada quarterfinal match and is anxious to see this true sport classic.

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LOL...no kidding...OH MY GOD! THEY CELEBRATED!!! The shock, the horror!!!! Gasp!

You know what, who cares if the gals got in trouble for it. They did it and now will be able to carry that memory with them forever and tell their grandkids about it! Good on them!

And you know what else...if one of the men's teams had done it, people would barely bat an eye.

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