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While not nearly as exciting as it was pretty much a guarantee that it was a USA/CAN final it was still a pretty good game and it was nice to win gold with a shutout. Some of the American women looked really p.o.'ed during the medal ceremony.

With this win it takes Canada's gold medal count to 8 which is a record by Canada in the Olympics.
 

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Not to be sexist, but woman's hockey is just painful for me to watch. Congrats to the Canadian women though. I was hoping for an upset, but I can't be too upset with a silver
 

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Not to be sexist, but woman's hockey is just painful for me to watch. Congrats to the Canadian women though. I was hoping for an upset, but I can't be too upset with a silver
Wiht only two real teams in the world this doesn't even belong in the Olympics.

Happy for Canada and the girls but, if this is the last time they are in the big show I won't be very upset.
 

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Wiht only two real teams in the world this doesn't even belong in the Olympics.

Happy for Canada and the girls but, if this is the last time they are in the big show I won't be very upset.
I'd like them to stay in the Olympics but have other teams that can compete. It's too bad there isn't more teams that can win it all like on the mens side. The CAN/USA womens rivalry is awesome it would be nice to add a few more teams to that rivalry.
 

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Nice job and I'm saying congrats. If this was men's i would be going ape ****.
 

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I'd like them to stay in the Olympics but have other teams that can compete. It's too bad there isn't more teams that can win it all like on the mens side. The CAN/USA womens rivalry is awesome it would be nice to add a few more teams to that rivalry.
You might be able to come up with two all-star teams out of the rest of the world but even they would get beat bad imo.
 

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I'd like them to stay in the Olympics but have other teams that can compete. It's too bad there isn't more teams that can win it all like on the mens side. The CAN/USA womens rivalry is awesome it would be nice to add a few more teams to that rivalry.
Finland and Sweden are slowly getting more competitive and the Finnish President said that they would increase funding to women's hockey for the Sochi Olympics.

Russia has also put some plans to increase women's hockey funding.

Granted, it's tough to make a competitive program in under four years, but it is good to see them taking it more seriously.
 

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Wiht only two real teams in the world this doesn't even belong in the Olympics.

Happy for Canada and the girls but, if this is the last time they are in the big show I won't be very upset.
Yeah, you're right. It seems like Canada and USA just mowed down the competition.
 

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Finland and Sweden are slowly getting more competitive and the Finnish President said that they would increase funding to women's hockey for the Sochi Olympics.

Russia has also put some plans to increase women's hockey funding.

Granted, it's tough to make a competitive program in under four years, but it is good to see them taking it more seriously.
That's good. I'd rather see more hockey than no hockey. I'm actually surprised that countries with a strong(er) mens teams such as Sweden and Russia don't have better womens teams.
 

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Well played by the Canadians. I agree that womens' hockey is painful to watch. IMO, they should allow them to check. It would make the game much more exciting to wach and IMO there is no reason to not allow them to be just as physical as the men are.
 

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Well played by the Canadians. I agree that womens' hockey is painful to watch. IMO, they should allow them to check. It would make the game much more exciting to wach and IMO there is no reason to not allow them to be just as physical as the men are.
As far as physicality goes the US canada rivalry produces some very entertaining and rough hockey. IF women ever fought it would look like the 70's with Philly and Boston out there.

But I am sitting with my buddy having a few pints and flipping between the moguls and the Canadian women gamewhere they won 18-0, and we're both saying that after it is 8-0 or something. use the mercy rule. Swap some jerseys so that 10 Canadians are on the other team and play some fun hockey that is atleast entertaining.

Sportsmanship, and having fun. Isn't that what sports is about? And aren't the Olympics the pinnacle of sports?
 

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As far as physicality goes the US canada rivalry produces some very entertaining and rough hockey. IF women ever fought it would look like the 70's with Philly and Boston out there.

But I am sitting with my buddy having a few pints and flipping between the moguls and the Canadian women gamewhere they won 18-0, and we're both saying that after it is 8-0 or something. use the mercy rule. Swap some jerseys so that 10 Canadians are on the other team and play some fun hockey that is atleast entertaining.

Sportsmanship, and having fun. Isn't that what sports is about? And aren't the Olympics the pinnacle of sports?
Id rathar see them stop the game once a team has a 10 goal lead than to have some kind of, "mercy" rule.
Maybe thats just the competitor in me talking, but I dont belive in going into a holding formation no matter how much you are up by. You go out there and beat the other team as bad as you can, so that they and every other team is put on notice that when they skate against you, theyd better bring their A game.
Thats just me though. At any sport I hate to lose and try to beat the other guys as bad as possible.
 

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Id rathar see them stop the game once a team has a 10 goal lead than to have some kind of, "mercy" rule.
Maybe thats just the competitor in me talking, but I dont belive in going into a holding formation no matter how much you are up by. You go out there and beat the other team as bad as you can, so that they and every other team is put on notice that when they skate against you, theyd better bring their A game.
Thats just me though. At any sport I hate to lose and try to beat the other guys as bad as possible.
Stopping the game after a 10 goal lead would be a mercy rule.

After that why not swap jersey's and play some high level shinny?
 

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http://www.ctvolympics.ca/hockey/news/newsid=52689.html#ioc+looking+into+womens+hockey+post+game+behaviour

The IOC will investigate the behaviour of Canadian women's hockey players who celebrated their gold medal by swigging beer and champagne on the ice.

Players came back onto the ice more than half an hour after the 2-0 victory over the United States. Still in their uniforms and with gold medals draped around their necks, they swigged from bottles of champagne and cans of beer and smoked cigars.
Marie-Philip Poulin, who scored both goals, doesn't turn 19 until next month, when she'll be of legal drinking age in British Columbia. The drinking age in Alberta, where the Canadian team trains, is 18. Photos show Poulin on the ice, with a beer in her hand.


When keeping it real goes wrong.
 

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Well played by the Canadians. I agree that womens' hockey is painful to watch. IMO, they should allow them to check. It would make the game much more exciting to wach and IMO there is no reason to not allow them to be just as physical as the men are.
Back in the early 90's IIRC they allowed body checking but the bigger and stronger nations (CAN and USA) just obliterated the smaller countries.
 

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What a load. Jon Montgomery wins gold in skeleton and minutes later is walking through Whistler drinking out a jug of beer that was handed to him and everyone loves his "party animal" persona. Total double standard and the only thing I could see them legitimately complaining about is underage drinking.
The ice surface also isn't licensed for alcohol and it's a non-smoking building.

There are a lot of minor things.
 

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Someone from the media obviously was grossly offended for some reason and contacted the IOC. Why is everyone blowing this WAY out of proportion. World Series victories (even playoff series wins) are celebrated in much larger and raucous fashion than this one. Heck these victories often even involve the public, and is clearly catalogued by the media to show the public. This was a private celebration which clearly got these media wingnuts complaining about underage drinking and smoking in a non-smoking environment. While this conduct should be condoned this happens every weekend at every college campus around the world. This should not even be news. If this was the mens team nobody would give a crap. Was this a slow news day during the Olympics?
 
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