Thursday, May 12, 2005

 

D'oh, Canada!!!

...oh fiddlesticks :`(

I could only get the live updates for the World Championships from here at work this morning and I'm completely disheartened after Canada toppled Slovakia 5-4. The Slovaks led 4-3 after Pavol Demitra scored twice, and I had a big goofy grin on my face...but then the big Nash-Thornton-Gagne line put Canada over the top.

Once again, Canada looks like crap at an International competition and finds a way to get it done...even with the craptacular Martin Brodeur in net.

There will be plenty of Slovaks crying in their Pilsners and Budvars tonight, while maybe about *50* people in Canada will care a tad about today's result. I'm not sure I even want to watch the replay this evening, since it will just piss me off even more.

Zdenko Chara was -3 in the game and had a pretty lousy tournament.

"NO SOUP FOR YOU!"

So now I'll be jumping on the Czech's bandwagon (Canada can go to hell for all I care) after they narrowly defeated the Amerikaners 3-2 in a shootout. The Czechs fired 52 shots at Slick Rick DiPietro and were trailing 2-0 heading into the 3rd period. It would have been amazing to see DiPietro single-handedly deflate the hopes of the Czech nation.

Alas, as you well know, NEVER bet against the Czechs in a shootout.

Ex-Canuck Martin Rucinsky, the much maligned 'What-the-hell-is-he-good-for?' player, scored the 'winning' shootout goal and at least one half of the old Czechoslovakia will be hopping tonight.

*grumble* *grumble*

Comments:
Charlie says Vokoun's performance in the USA game was pretty good. I'm glad he's brought his A-game this year - I wanted him to show Jes Golbez HOW WE ROLL IN NASHVILLE! Heh. Go Czechia!
 
Oh man.. I thought we were the AmeriCANS not the AmeriCANTS!!! Oh well... there goes the USA three-peat.

Since the Slovaks and the Americans are done, I'll be rooting for Canada.

I made a prediction on another blog that was unfortunately taken down... It'll be Canada and Sweden in the finals. Mark it down.
 
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