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Open Post- USA/Finland Play For The Bronze Medal

Game time is 10:00am ET and can be watched on NBCSN and CBC.

I am not sure what kind of game to expect, but if it does turn to be a wide open game, the advantage would go to the USA.

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  Tags: sochi+olympics, team+finland, team+usa

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Little Redhead's avatar

GO USA!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/22/14 at 09:59 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Uh OH…........

Come on USA!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/22/14 at 11:01 AM ET

RockWestfall711's avatar

Has Patrick been raising Kane and back to being a party animal in Russia?  Pathetic.

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 02/22/14 at 11:11 AM ET

SK77's avatar

USA looks toast. No passion. No effort. Crap job by Bylsma getting the boys ready for today to play for bronze, sheesh.

Posted by SK77 on 02/22/14 at 11:31 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

20 minutes to go for a chance to get the Bronze Medal

Go USA!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/22/14 at 11:34 AM ET

RockWestfall711's avatar

I look forward to Bylsma getting fired in Pittsburgh after yet another playoff failure.  This is a bland national disgrace far more disappointing than the loss to a powerhouse Canadian team.  We should DOMINTE the Fins.  Pathetic.  Bylsma should NEVER EVER get to coach USA ever again!!!

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 02/22/14 at 11:35 AM ET

SK77's avatar

In no way did I expect the US to dominate Finland – they’re a top-tier hockey team with a great goalie. What I did expect was the US Men to show some fuchin’ pride and passion out there.

Byslma aside, not only does US have crap defense when stacked up against Canada and Sweden, but they’ve got a real lack of leadership right now. Could you imagine Chelios sitting through this bullshiet? He’d be ripping new arseholes left and right. Instead we’ve got Kane floating around, not burying his penalty shots. Ugh.

Posted by SK77 on 02/22/14 at 11:41 AM ET

RockWestfall711's avatar

Beyond sick of Kane.  Our blue line was my biggest worry before the tourney.  Bylsma stumbled into Cup win that was not of his making.  Bland coach reflected on ice.  Pens will flop in playoffs again.

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 02/22/14 at 11:46 AM ET

SK77's avatar

Kane in the box for a lazy tripping penalty and Finland blasts in a goal from the blue line while Bylsma shows barely any emotion on the bench. Awesome!

Posted by SK77 on 02/22/14 at 11:54 AM ET

SK77's avatar

And Selanne with a blast to the ovaries of Team USA. 4-0.

Posted by SK77 on 02/22/14 at 12:00 PM ET

RockWestfall711's avatar

As LAK fan I hope Brown stays behind and never comes back. Has done nothing since signing the big phat contract. 

I tired of Kane’s too cool for school act years ago. 

Team USA nothing but hot air.

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 02/22/14 at 12:02 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

//SIGH//

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/22/14 at 12:02 PM ET

Curley's avatar

Ryan Suter is -3. Not surprised.  He looks really bad. No energy or desire yesterday, either. What’s he make? WAY overrated.

Posted by Curley on 02/22/14 at 12:05 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Wowwwwwww. Gotta feel bad for Quickie.

Posted by SK77 on 02/22/14 at 12:08 PM ET

SK77's avatar

KANE. WHAT THE FUCH.

Posted by SK77 on 02/22/14 at 12:12 PM ET

Buck's avatar

I turned it off.  What a disappointment.

Posted by Buck from The High Plains of New Mexico on 02/22/14 at 12:14 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Too bad we could not send the USA ladiesteam out there. Oh wait….....

Posted by Rdwings28 on 02/22/14 at 12:16 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

There are winners and there are losers!

Congrats to the Finland Olympic Team

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/22/14 at 12:19 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

KANE. WHAT THE FUCH.

Showing his true colors.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/22/14 at 12:19 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

If Bylsma and his staff get anywhere near another Olympic tournament it will be a travesty.

Not saying the last two games were totally on them, but they should get the lion’s share of the blame. Byslma did NOTHING to counteract Babcock’s coaching strategies yesterday, and he has lost the team ever since.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 02/22/14 at 12:21 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

This team is spineless

This team is leaderless.

This team is Disgusting!

Posted by w2j2 on 02/22/14 at 02:35 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I am not sure what game this guy was watching…

For the United States, however, there was certainly an excellent performance amidst an overall lackadaisical effort, and it will bode well for his NHL team, the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane may have finished these Olympic Games without a goal to his name, but the opportunities he created today (and the momentum that goes with it) should be carried back with him once the NHL season gets back underway once again later this week.

Kane was easily the best American player on the ice, and it felt as if he was attempting to carry the team. He was credited with six shots on goal, a tournament high, and just seemed to be moving with more purpose than his teammates. A highly emotional tournament for Kane certainly ended in disappointment, but Kane was nonetheless mature and candid in his post-game interview.

Rant Sports if you want to read the rest

 

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/22/14 at 02:41 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

I think USA should have brought theirs own refs as Canada do to the Gold Final game..Anyhow I think USA are a much much better team then they showed us today ,,I do agree that Bylsma must go.. Go Sweden and USA all the time. Btw Congrtas to teamu and The Suomen Poika.

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/22/14 at 02:43 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

$.20 Kane showed his true colors today. Go Sweden.

Posted by bigfrog on 02/22/14 at 03:53 PM ET

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