Kicking Russian Ass

Published by Toronto Mike on February 24, 2010 @ 21:57 in Hockey Canada, Olympics

canadaO ye of little faith, you didn't think we'd have a chance against Russia in the quarter-finals, did you? On Monday, I wrote Poor Russia after connecting the dots and seeing Russia in our sight-lines after a gimme against Germany.

I'll bet the last team Russia wanted to face in the quarters is Canada. Tomorrow night, we'll get another tune-up against Germany, another chance to warm up Roberto Luongo and reset our lines and focus.

It was far better than I dared dream. We dominated the Russians, all but making Ovechkin disappear. The final was 7-3, a true ass-whooping, as we easily earned a berth in the semi-finals against either Sweden or Slovakia. We're but a single win away from the gold medal final.

Never, ever bet against Canada in our game.

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11 Responses to "Kicking Russian Ass"

Stephanie Wilkinson
February 24, 2010 / 22:18

I think it was 60 Minutes... Michael J Fox doesn't shake with Parkinsons when he's on the ice.

A.R.
February 24, 2010 / 22:32

I was bitter when we lost to the U.S., but now we're living up to the hype.

Tevye
February 24, 2010 / 23:18

Credit this being an easterner (toronto is east enough), but I had no idea some of our western conference d-men were that awesome! Weber is a beast, Doughty is phenomenal (with those Savardian spin-a-ramas he's pulling as well) & Duncan Keith is amazing (like really amazing)... kudos to stevie y and the boys tonight for tonight's display of hockey domination

Hobo Joe
February 25, 2010 / 07:48

Like I said after the U.S. loss, a giant was awoken.

Steve
February 25, 2010 / 08:16

I wasn't picking against Canada, but I never expected that we would do to Russia pretty much the same thing we did to the Germans. After all the talk about how good the Russian team was, it was something to see them just fold up like that.

Sara
February 25, 2010 / 11:55

I take back my comments. Am I allowed to do that?

I didn't think the Canadian team would have such an easy time with Russia.

At first I was so nervous. Once the score was wide open, I found myself wishing it had been a bit closer.

Big Deal
February 25, 2010 / 12:53

They win on NHL ice surface, lets see them take Gold on Olympic ice which should be mandatory, in my mind, for all Games hosts.

It is theirs for the taking.

Should of known Russia had no HEART.

Dave
February 25, 2010 / 13:53

It was truly a dominating performance by the men. Winced when I saw Staal go into the boards. Hoping he's not too banged up.
Looking forward to the semi-finals!

Irvine
February 25, 2010 / 16:16

Personally, Canadian fans deserve to have their team lose because of their never ending arrogance. The whole "it's our game" is arrogant and self righteous. True competitors work hard to improve themselves and ALWAYS respect their competition. In Canada, we smugly sit around claiming how wonderful we are.

Sorry, but I've got way more respect for the REAL athletes in the Olympics. Their the ones that train night and day living on a dog shit wage. Their the ones that remain faceless and nameless to almost all Canadians until 10 minutes before they compete.

And really hockey is insignificant in the realm of sports. When Canada wins the World Cup (or even qualifies I'll be impressed). Bragging after we beat some second world country is akin to me bragging after assaulting a 5 year old.

U see Boon, focused motivated people work on improving versus standing around congratulating yourself.

Toronto Mike
February 25, 2010 / 19:48

Irvine, all because I'm excited about a victory from highly paid athletes doesn't mean I'm slighting lower paid athletes. As far as I'm concerned, they're all "real" athletes.

We sent the Russians home without a medal - the first time that's happened at the Olympics. Damn right I'm proud.

Irvine
February 26, 2010 / 01:18

I'm not referring to you Boon, I'm referring to the rest of the country. 95% of the people cheering on these athletes had NO idea who they were 10 minutes before they showed up on TV.

Wonder how many of these "rah rah Canada" types would oppose a tax to pay for amateur sport.


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