Aging forwards will not help much either. Fans of USA Hockey will need to wait at least 4 (probably 8) more years for another shot at gold.
they should be happy if they make in the quarters...
Agreed - anything can happen - but Dipietro has always been a sieve.
DiPietro is ready to shine on the bright stage. Don't count these guys out. I like the USA to medal.
How many gold medals had Canada won before the last Olympics, despite having teams that were supposedly much more talented? It is not just talent but teammwork and chemistry and coaching. Go see the movie Miracle about the 1980 Olympic Team. That team was nowhere near as talented as this USA team. And they won gold.
7 gold for canada 2 for the us
Sorry, but that roster most probably won't win a medal.
You not only have Canada to contend with that roster....try the Czechs, Slovaks (who usually choke), Swedes, Finns and if they can pull some sort of chemistry together, the Russians
Belarus can probably beat the US also
Last edited by Reppy; 12-20-2005 at 11:04 PM.
Canada certainly has won more gold medals, but if shorten the timeframe to the last 45 years, the US leads 2 gold's to 1! Then again...neither of our records are very impressive over that period.
ned braden Why go back to 1960 the year the U.S. won their first gold and not 1920 when hockey was first play in the olympic. Shorten it a bit more to 1998 in Nagano when nhl player where allowed to play
I agree with voyageur11 on this one, you either count from the beginning or start at Nagano (with the NHL palyers) - But you can't start at 1960???
Before Nagano EagerBeaver, I don't think Canada was favored in too many Olympic hockey tournements.How many gold medals had Canada won before the last Olympics, despite having teams that were supposedly much more talented?
A quick word to any hockey fans (Canadian or American) starting December 26 do yourself a favor and try to catch a game or two of the World Junior Hockey Championship - I promise you won't be disappointed. These kids play with everything they have every shift, it's a beautiful game to watch. Team Canada looked good last night in a tune up against the Czechs winning 2-1, the scouting reports have Team USA favored for the gold - Promises to be great stuff!
someone need to do his homework from 1956 to 1998 Canada was never a favorite I remember our national team with their coach Father Bauer and his college kids trying to play against the red army Some of us remember the Canadien junior with Jacques Plante a pro in the goal beating them but not our national team
Does anyone know who was involved in the dorm room trashing? It's never been revealed.
Voyageur, Spin and Train:
You of course are right. Shortening a time period to achieve results that are in your favor is just a game. Something to make us feel better. Simply put, USA hockey does not compare well historically to Canada. But the gap has closed. I remember very well 1996, sitting at the Molson Center watching game three of the World Cup of Hockey. Canadian fans chanting "It's just a bad dream", as the US walked away with the title.
The main problem with the 06 USA Olympic squad, it that the same forwards from 96 are still leading the team, and they are at least 5 years past their prime...that and they do not have a very hot Mike Richter in net.
The slovaks choke? Who won the last international tournament? The semis are gonna be Canada, the czechs, Sweden and findland!Originally Posted by Reppy
No one wants to play for the russians, and the US have a pretty sad offence, and goalies that aren't impressive up to now...
at 5pm today we will know the Canadian team