NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

Post by TAZMA » Fri, 03 Feb 1995 15:01:00


Yahooo!

Garry BATman has met with the head of the international hockey federation.
Both are in agreement that NHL stars will be allowed/encouraged to go to
the Olympics for the sake of hockey.
The only thing I can see standing in the way of this would be the
player's association. But I can't see why, since it would be in their
best interests concerning self-promotion, "dream-team" style.
Sine Bettmen (sp?) represents the owners, I assume that he has already
obtained their approval.

This should allow for the best Olympic hockey ever. Now Canada will
really be able to show it's *** in hockey, instead of waiting for
the Canada Cup.

What a Great day this is!

T.Ryerson Fuller  

 
 
 

NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

Post by Feng Wa » Sat, 04 Feb 1995 07:28:48

Quote:

>This should allow for the best Olympic hockey ever. Now Canada will
>really be able to show it's *** in hockey,

Although Hockey is Canadian favorite game, I don't think Canada has ***.
Who win the NHL last year, anyway?

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NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

Post by TAZMA » Sun, 05 Feb 1995 01:59:00

Quote:


>>This should allow for the best Olympic hockey ever. Now Canada will
>>really be able to show it's *** in hockey,

>Although Hockey is Canadian favorite game, I don't think Canada has ***.
>Who win the NHL last year, anyway?

Well, obviously you aren't a big hockey fan even though you live in Canada.

The Stanley Cup was won last year by a bunch of Canadians playing for a
team in New York city.
To find the *** NATION in hockye, you just have to look at the
Canada Cup (every 4 years), or the World Junior championships, which are
almost always won by Canadian teams.

Your attitudes/ignorance (not your fault), is something that I hope
NHLers in the Olympics will change. Americans still bug us about the Lake
Placid gold, and say that they have won gold more recently. This is
because all the Canadian players were in the NHL and couldn't play in the
Olympics. Here's a quick run down of players you could expect to see on
the Olympic Team (were it to be made right now), I think you'll see it's
unbeatable.

Forward                         Defense                 Goalers/Goalie

Wayne "Great"zky              Al MacInnis             Patrik Roy
Mario Le"mieux"                       Ray Bourque             Grant Fuhr
Mark Messier                                            Felix Potvin
Theoren Fleury
Luc Robitaille
Eric Lindros
Trevor Linden
Alexandre Daigle
Kirk Muller
Cam Neely
Wendle Clark
Dirk Graham

These are the only one that I can think of off the top of my head (give
me a break we missed half a season) these are my favorites. The
Goaltending alone would be unbeatable.

Anyway, I can't wait 'til '98.  Yippeeee!

T.Ryerson Fuller

 
 
 

NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

Post by Michael Hwa » Fri, 10 Feb 1995 01:56:04

Quote:
>These are the only one that I can think of off the top of my head (give
>me a break we missed half a season) these are my favorites. The
>Goaltending alone would be unbeatable.
>Anyway, I can't wait 'til '98.  Yippeeee!
>T.Ryerson Fuller

    I think the Americans can make a good showing. My prediction is
    gold-Canada
    silver-U.S.A.
    bronze-Russia

    Of course, things will depend on how they do the pools and stuff. Russia
has always dominated, but they will lose all the players from the rest of
the soviet union like Arturs Irbe and Sandish Ozolinsh from Latvia, Darius
Kasparaitis from Lithuania, etc.

    Some U.S. players could be:

    forward               defense              goal
    Jeremy Roenick        Brian Leetch         Mike Richter
    Mike Modano           Phil Housley         John Vanbiesbrouck(sp?)
    Pat LaFontaine        Kevin Hatcher        Jon Casey
    Kevin Stevens         Matthieu Schneider

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. If I looked through  
all the NHL rosters, I'd probably find a few more

mike    

 
 
 

NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

Post by TAZMA » Sat, 11 Feb 1995 02:47:00

Quote:

>    I think the Americans can make a good showing. My prediction is
>    gold-Canada
>    silver-U.S.A.
>    bronze-Russia

>    Of course, things will depend on how they do the pools and stuff. Russia
>has always dominated,

Actually Canada has always dominated the WORLD scene. Almost every Canada
cup and Canada-Russia series was one by Canada. Russia always dominated
the Olympics, because all their pros. were working for the ARMY. Anyway,
I think you're probably right about the outcome, as that was the
situation in the last Canada Cup.

Quote:
> but they will lose all the players from the rest of
>the soviet union like Arturs Irbe and Sandish Ozolinsh from Latvia, Darius
>Kasparaitis from Lithuania, etc.

Yeah, that will definitely hurt them, since they are now a bunch of
republics. Oh, well that's democracy (or a shot at it) for ya'.

Quote:
>    Some U.S. players could be:

>    forward               defense              goal
>    Jeremy Roenick        Brian Leetch         Mike Richter
>    Mike Modano           Phil Housley         John Vanbiesbrouck(sp?)
>    Pat LaFontaine        Kevin Hatcher        Jon Casey
>    Kevin Stevens         Matthieu Schneider

What about Chelios, Hull, Turcotte?
I should know this living in Montreal, but isn't Kirk Muller an American?

Quote:
>That's all I can think of off the top of my head. If I looked through  
>all the NHL rosters, I'd probably find a few more

Yeah, I know the feeling. It's best to get an NHL yearbook and look at
Place-O-Birth and then make up the teams, although some Canadians have
become American (only a hanful), and some have dual-citizenship by birth
(Darren Turcotte).

Quote:
>mike    

Later - Skater!

T.Ryerson Fuller

 
 
 

NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

Post by Kevin Glo » Sun, 12 Feb 1995 14:08:48


[..snip..]

Quote:
>>    Some U.S. players could be:

>>    forward               defense              goal
>>    Jeremy Roenick        Brian Leetch         Mike Richter
>>    Mike Modano           Phil Housley         John Vanbiesbrouck(sp?)
>>    Pat LaFontaine        Kevin Hatcher        Jon Casey
>>    Kevin Stevens         Matthieu Schneider

>What about Chelios, Hull, Turcotte?
>I should know this living in Montreal, but isn't Kirk Muller an American?

I won't hold my breath waiting for an American to captain the
Canadiens.  
Muller is one of the many Kingston, Ontario, boys in the NHL.

Quote:
>Yeah, I know the feeling. It's best to get an NHL yearbook and look at
>Place-O-Birth and then make up the teams, although some Canadians have
>become American (only a hanful), and some have dual-citizenship by birth
>(Darren Turcotte).

I think Brett Hull is one of those dual-citizenship players.
It's a shame he doesn't play for Canada (although I'm sure
everyone beside Canada is happy about this!).

**********************************
Kevin Gloin  University of Calgary

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NHLers are (most likely) going to Nagano Olympics in '98, Eh!

Post by Prakash PANANGAD » Tue, 14 Feb 1995 01:27:25


Quote:

>I should know this living in Montreal, but isn't Kirk Muller an American?

Kirk Muller is a Canadian, born and raised in Kingston, Ontario.

The US contingent looks good enough to win it all.  It will not be
like basketball where no other country comes close to US Standards.
On big ice, Sweden, Finland and Russia could all beat any given team.
The Canada cup is not a good predictor of performance on big ice.

Prakash