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post #16 of 31
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Doesn´t really work like that but doesn´t matter. Our home team got a goalie from NHL that was supposed to be all that. Okay not all that but since he played in NHL against Sakic and the Sedins he must be good right ;) My home team don´t even run in the highest division but got to much money that they don´t know how to spend but he is just awful. Andrew Raycroft if you heard of him. Not even a tiny bit better then our local keeper that isn´t all that attractive on the market lol.

 

Anyway I predict a 3-1 win tomorrow.

post #17 of 31
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Doesn´t really work like that but doesn´t matter. Our home team got a goalie from NHL that was supposed to be all that. Okay not all that but since he played in NHL against Sakic and the Sedins he must be good right ;) My home team don´t even run in the highest division but got to much money that they don´t know how to spend but he is just awful. Andrew Raycroft if you heard of him. Not even a tiny bit better then our local keeper that isn´t all that attractive on the market lol.

 

Anyway I predict a 3-1 win tomorrow.

Andrew Raycroft was a total bust in the NHL too. If was any good he'd still be playing here. ;)  

 

Sadly I know Raycroft very well...our stupid Leafs traded Tukka Rask for him......worst trade in 10 years! :confused: We ran him out of town very quickly. Thankfully we've got Jonathan Bernier who's shaping up to be a fantastic goalie.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 2/22/14 at 5:04pm
post #18 of 31
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You see how bad scouts they have.

 

Congratulations to the gold :)

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Congratulations to the gold :)

Thanks!

post #20 of 31
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wow Nicklas Bäckstrom got caught in some dope test was the reason he didn´t play. Taken som allergy medicine...

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wow Nicklas Bäckstrom got caught in some dope test was the reason he didn´t play. Taken som allergy medicine...

Those are the rumours...not a smart move. I think they said it was Claritin. 

post #22 of 31
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It´s an allergy medicine he has had a subscription for in 5 years and is legal in the NHL... Somehow managed to get a to high dose of pseudoefedrine or what it´s called.

 

The absolute strangest thing is that he was tested positive in the quarter finale but somehow they got informed 2,5 h prior to the match and not 48 hours which is the norm. Somebody in ioc want attention or it´s som Canadian officials that really pushed this ban and get it as late as possible to disrupt the preparations. He is free to play in NHL it seems but a personal tragedy nonetheless.

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It´s an allergy medicine he has had a subscription for in 5 years and is legal in the NHL... Somehow managed to get a to high dose of pseudoefedrine or what it´s called.

 

The absolute strangest thing is that he was tested positive in the quarter finale but somehow they got informed 2,5 h prior to the match and not 48 hours which is the norm. Somebody in ioc want attention or it´s som Canadian officials that really pushed this ban and get it as late as possible to disrupt the preparations. He is free to play in NHL it seems but a personal tragedy nonetheless.

 

You know that's just not so at all. Canada has zero pull in the IOC (did you see all the Europeans on the International Hockey Committee and not 1 North American at the medal presentation?) and we've discussed the powers of the NHL are all centred in the US. Simple fact, he knew that Claritin could be a problem and he SHOULD have taken care himself not to go over. He messed up...his fault. His team should have been on top of it too. 

 

NHL is one thing, the Olympics is something totally different and they have ZERO tolerance for this stuff. Athletes know this and need to be careful. The only tragedy here is his inability to realize this. He tested over and unless someone force-fed him, it was all his fault. Rules are rules...

 

Trust me, Canadians are very confident of our team and would have loved to have him play. To say otherwise is totally unfair and sour grapes! If he was Canadian, it wouldn't have been an issue as he wasn't good enough to make the team. ;) 


Edited by MacedonianHero - 2/23/14 at 11:13am
post #24 of 31
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Maybe maybe not you know as little as I do ;)

 

I never claimed there is no personal responsibility I did question why they postponed the ban after the positive test.

post #25 of 31
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Maybe maybe not you know as little as I do ;)

 

I never claimed there is no personal responsibility I did question why they postponed the ban after the positive test.

Ask these Europeans on the IIHF who run the show (only 1 Canadian and 1 American on the committee):  ;)

 

http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/the-iihf/council.html

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Ask these Europeans on the IIHF who run the show (only 1 Canadian and 1 American on the committee):  wink.gif

http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/the-iihf/council.html

If the Salt Lake games taught us anything it is that the International Olympic Committee is truly one of the most corrupt organizations in the world.

My mother in law won two Olympic medals (both bronze) in 1960 and 1964 swimming for Hungary and as a member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee was offered a place on the IOC and turned them down solely because of what she saw was the corruption and commercialization of the Olympics.
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If the Salt Lake games taught us anything it is that the International Olympic Committee is truly one of the most corrupt organizations in the world.

My mother in law won two Olympic medals (both bronze) in 1960 and 1964 swimming for Hungary and as a member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee was offered a place on the IOC and turned them down solely because of what she saw was the corruption and commercialization of the Olympics.

That's not the IIHF. :rolleyes:

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That's not the IIHF. rolleyes.gif

No, I know but I was analogizing to another international sports group.
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No, I know but I was analogizing to another international sports group.

 

My point was the IIHF was loaded with Europeans...not Canadians (or North Americans for that matter).


Edited by MacedonianHero - 2/23/14 at 12:49pm
post #30 of 31
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It´s an allergy medicine he has had a subscription for in 5 years and is legal in the NHL... Somehow managed to get a to high dose of pseudoefedrine or what it´s called.

Isn't it weird how all of a sudden there are so many ill people doing sports? It seems to me that most of them have some sort of asthma or allergy or low testosterone levels or hypogonadism or whatever.

 

Are there no longer healthy athletes?

 

;)

 

 

Now, I wouldn't want to say that any athletes are on the juice. They're all clean. Until they get caught, that is.

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