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from Razor With An Edge,
After watching you in fits of capitulation for an hours’ worth of nauseating elimination “hockey” against Canada – a game that was lost 8-2 but might as well have been 80-2, I have a question: What happens to you Germans when you slip that national jersey on?
I mean - you play like frightened little frauleins right from the opening face-off.
Why? Why do you cower so?
You’re GERMANY for crying in the beerstein!
You make cars that attack the Autobahn, challenging every curve and testing the engineering from Audi, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes Benz. Yet when you grab a hockey stick you become Yugos with only two gears – neutral and reverse.
Puck drops at 7:30pm ET and the game is on MSNBC, CTV & RDS.
I am sure Canada is looking for a quick start while Germany will be trying to take the crowd out of the game early.
from Jamie Bell of TSN at CTVOlympics,
While Canada has not been at their best thus far, Germany’s Marco Sturm, who plays professionally with the Boston Bruins, realizes that an angry Canadian team is a dangerous team.
“They’re pissed off, obviously,” said Sturm on Monday. “They want to win, they want to go for gold. They’re not going to mess around.”
While Canada is expected to win, they have even bigger challenges on the horizon as a quarterfinal matchup with Alexander Ovechkin and Russia looms.
That being said, Canada cannot overlook a German team that plays a patient and defensively strong game and will try to quiet the partisan crowd by slowing down the game.
Game time is 7:30pm ET on CNBC and here are some notes on the game from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
Total NHL players on rosters—Germany 7; Sweden 19
Puck Drop—“We haven’t been playing with each other for a long time and we only have two practices to get things back together, so it’s important to get a good start,” Zetterberg told NHL.com. “But, in the same way, the tournament really starts after the round robin. That’s how it was in Torino (in 2006). We didn’t have a great start of the tournament, but from the playoff games in we played good and that’s why we won.”
NHL.com predicts—Sweden wastes no time getting off to a good start by winning in a blowout