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World Hockey Championship Running Thread.Russia beats Canada in OT to win gold

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, May 4, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    100th anniversary of the event and the IIHF is holding it outside Europe for the first time--in Halifax and Quebec City.

    The legendary Latvian fans will be out in full force this afternoon for the game against Canada.

    http://www.thestar.com/Article/421237

    Their deafening banging of the drums have taken over the Metro Centre. Their fun-loving presence on the streets, in the bars and at hotels hasn't gone unnoticed by Team Canada.

    "There's a rumour that instead of getting an income tax return, they get a jersey," joked Shane Doan. "They all have jerseys. It's incredible. They're just awesome."


    And Canada's assistant coach Pat Burns makes an uncharacteristic joke.

    "I was talking to Lou, and said, `Can we buy them and bring them to Jersey with us,'" said Burns. "It's their Super Bowl. They take it very seriously. I was just hoping they would get a goal just to see them erupt."


    US and Canada play Tuesday. Game's are on TSN up here but I suspect nowhere down there.

    Here's a link to the schedule, teams and rosters. First games were last Friday.

    http://forecaster.faceoff.com/faceoff/hockey/extras.cgi?2008-WC-championship-index
     
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    God, it's good to see Pat Burns' name in print again ...
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    Saw himn interviewed the other night. He looks a little worn down but you gotta be happy that he seems OK.

    One of the good guys.
     
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    Back when there was a junior team at St. Mike's in Toronto (up until this season), Latvians in the city would fill the tiny joint to watch the two Latvians they had on the team. One of them, Kaspars Daugavins, an Ottawa draft, will play for Latvia in the Worlds. Those people love to party.

    Speaking of Burns, doubt he'd take it, but I think he'd be a great coach for the Sens.
     
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    I'd have to agree with that, Huggy. Seems the kind of toughness they need has to come from the top down.

    My eldest brother was at the game Friday night. Haven't heard anything back from him. I'm sure somebody's still trying to peel him off the floor of the Lower Deck.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    Kinda like all the Sikhs and Hindus at that one Troops game or all the Polish people at the Ice Dogs because of Wolski.

    First (and probably last) time I'd heard O Canada in Polish
     
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    I'd forgotten about the Polish version of the anthem. That was a unique one.

    If I was in Halifax now I'm not sure I'd even know there was a hockey tournament going on. As Dan Jenkins would say, it's the kind of good, honest town where they don't announce last call until February and you're not considered drunk unless you're laying face down in the street and can't speak your native tongue.
     
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    Hahaha! That's about when I can speak my native tongue. I land on July 9. I cannot wait to breathe the air.
     
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    Is there any reason why Alex Cherepanov did not make Team Russia?
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    You stopping off in the Centre of the Universe on your way there or back?

    Huggy, HC & I could introduce you to the Goose.

    Beaucoup de biere.
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: World Hockey Championship Running Thread....watch out for the Latvians

    I heard that Patrick Kane kid is pretty good. :D
     
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