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Open Post- Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game - Canada vs. Sweden

The puck drops at 7:00am ET and is on NBC in the US and CBC in Canada.

Feel free to comment on the game and also anything related to the hockey tournament.

Personally, I have enjoyed the games, although those 3:00am ET starts were killers.

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  Tags: sochi+olympics, team+canada, team+sweden

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Paul's avatar

Nicklas Backstrom out for Sweden, reports are migraine issue.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/23/14 at 08:01 AM ET

harken23's avatar

Let’s Go Swede Wings!

Posted by harken23 on 02/23/14 at 08:24 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

watching CBC. Canadians are almost genetically incapable of complimenting the Swedes on anything. Quite humorous.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/23/14 at 08:41 AM ET

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I didn’t wake up until 7:30… Didn’t catch who St Louis is in for and/or why…I’m personally glad he is playing, he’s more than deserving.

Posted by BC two hander on 02/23/14 at 08:57 AM ET

harken23's avatar

Didn’t catch who St Louis is in for and/or why…I’m personally glad he is playing, he’s more than deserving.

In the tournament? St Louis was added when the doctors declared Stamkos unavailable.
In the game? Looked like he was taking Begeron’s spot on that line.

Posted by harken23 on 02/23/14 at 09:06 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Not looking good for sweden.  Canada looks ridiculously fast and deep. It’s going to take a couple good chances for sweden and they’ve got to absolutely stop every Canadian shot from here on.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/23/14 at 09:17 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Is Ekman-Larsson also out. Haven’t heard his name. Did I miss something.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/23/14 at 09:18 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

That’s true I haven’t heard OEL called either.  I don’t think sweden has the depth today.  I’m just hoping this doesn’t turn into a blowout.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/23/14 at 09:22 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Go USA oh wait, Go Swedes…..

Well 3-0 in favor of Canada….guess we know whose getting Gold and whose getting Silver.
Still congrat to all the players in th olympics!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/23/14 at 10:03 AM ET

Paul's avatar

from Yahoo,

Sweden’s star center Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t allowed to play in the gold medal game against Canada after testing positive for a banned substance.

An NHLPA source tells Yahoo Sports that Backstrom violated anti-doping rules after using an allergy medication. Some, like Claritin, contain pseudoephedrine, a banned substance by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Federation

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/23/14 at 10:04 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

It’s goodnight for Sweden now..!!,, confused

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/23/14 at 10:05 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Sweden’s star center Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t allowed to play in the gold medal game against Canada after testing positive for a banned substance.

An NHLPA source tells Yahoo Sports that Backstrom violated anti-doping rules after using an allergy medication. Some, like Claritin, contain pseudoephedrine, a banned substance by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Federation

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/23/14 at 09:04 AM ET

Canada was probably involved in that too?? They do everything to win.

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/23/14 at 10:08 AM ET

shanetx's avatar

Sweden’s star center Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t allowed to play in the gold medal game against Canada after testing positive for a banned substance.

An NHLPA source tells Yahoo Sports that Backstrom violated anti-doping rules after using an allergy medication. Some, like Claritin, contain pseudoephedrine, a banned substance by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Federation

How could that possibly happen?  You have to know the IOC rules are crazy and take the mindset of “unless team doctor gives it to me, I’m not taking it” right?

I feel terrible for Backstrom but worse for all the rest of the Swedes.  They’re down their top three centers at this point.  That’s virtually insurmountable.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 02/23/14 at 10:09 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Kronwall looks piiiiissed.  I thought he was going to refuse the medal.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/23/14 at 10:35 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Can we get this fake tournament over and done with..and focus on more important things as the NHL..Go Red Wings GO

See Y’all Wednesday !!!
Over & Out from Paradise

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/23/14 at 10:40 AM ET

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