Oh Baby!

- February 21st, 2014

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Canada wins 1-0 over United States.
Victory is ours.
A country will rejoice.
I sat with Al Strachan at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Sitting nearby was Mike Brophy then with The Hockey News.
Canada scored and he kind of cheered.
Then, he quickly apologized to Al and I: “Sorry about that.”
Al said: “It’s okay to be Canadian today Mike. You don’t have to apologize.”
I will never forget that day. I will never forget the fans breaking out into Canada in the final 30 seconds so that it finished right as the buzzer sounded to signify gold.
Canada looked great in its 1-0 victory over the States in the semi-final Sunday.
The country played hard. The country played smart. In the words of coach Paul MacLean, they put the work boots on and got the job done.
A challenge lays ahead: The Swedes.
This is the opponent Daniel Alfredsson wanted. He told CBC he lived in Canada so long he’d like to see the country in the final. He’ll get his wish.
The road to gold is there for Canada. Another strong effort is needed.
Just remember Sunday: It’s okay to be Canadian.

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52 comments

  1. OD99 says:

    Bobby give your insults a rest OK? You want to have a discussion I am open to it but stop with your backhanded comments about me being better because I don’t mind losing, etc…

    I have been respectful to you and would appreciate the same in return. We disagree – I am fine with that but somehow you have to make it personal because I don’t think Karlsson is garbage, a quitter, etc…

    Seriously, enough.

  2. Bobby Goodman says:

    Dave, Karly doesn’t care or make an effort when the competition is hard! We have seen it since his arrival here. It is interesting that Haglan can skate like the wind and battle in the Gold medal game but Karlsson, couldn’t. He cant find room against Boston, Pittsburgh, LA, Anaheim, San Jose, St Louis….he couldn’t find room 2 years ago agaisnt the NYR in the post season, he found all kinds of room against the injury riddled Habs in teh first round last year, accumulating points but vanished agsint the Penguins. Why you want to bring up Kessel is silly, did he play in the Gold medal game against Canada? I don’t care about Kessel…and what gave you impression I did (didn’t I say Boston won that trade?).

    As for Karlsson not trying and accumulating points…you choose to ignore something that has been said time and tiem againi……he tries very hard against lesser teams. If you think his 4 PP goals in the Olympics was testimony to his greatness, then I completely understand why you think he is far better than Doughty and others. I predicted Karlsson, “playing against friends and coutrymen would find all kinds of room to skate on the much smaller ice surface” in the game last night against Detroit and Dave, that is exactly what happened. The goals against, and I suspect you know this, was the result of the bad play of some some other D (Karly had Methot).

    You are inventing things again Dave. I have had issues with many on this team and YOU have even said I hate everybody! I had to defend myself by saying I like half of the players. Haven’t I had issues with: Gryba, Cowen, Philips, Wiercoch, Greening, Da Costa, JGP, Stone, Michalek….as well as Zzzz and Karlsson. So invent away Dave the difference with the other kids and reason I don’t harp on them is they don’t quit on plays, they go into corners…they make an effort.

    In the mud again???? What are you talking about? Discussion here has to be all about celebrating futility. The GM is doing a fine job. Zibansibad is a key part of the future and “helps the team in the middle”. Goals and assists be damned. I am a hater because I said when drafted that Cowen was not very good! The GM with the keen eye paid him after holding out and granted him a no trade. Lets talk about the team, last time I looked, half of them don’t belong, you do, so unfortunatley, the discussion would be a brief one. It always is.

    I would like to see some honesty in sports reporting…it doesn’t matter to you. I think those doing the games on TV should tone down the “promotion” you don’t care. I would love the media to give other players equal time, it doesn’t matter to you. I don’t think the Murrays have done anything positive over the last 7 years, you do (and the team now has a 15% chance to make the post season…but it isnt that as much as the team is God awful). There is no mud Dave, I can’t and wont celebrate mediocrity. You can and do.

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