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USA vs Russia World Jr. Championship

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by jimotis4heisman, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. The world jrs are on christmas day on espn2 8:30pm

    a few ohio/ ohio state connections:
    Dan Fritshce #9 is from Parma, a Blue Jacket (well kind of), his younger brother Tom plays for Ohio State Hockey team and leads them
    for those who care on Russia watch #8 Ovechkin (#1 overall pick last yearin the nhl draft) and #17 Malkin (#2 overall pick last year), those two are AMAZING offensive forwards
  2. fritsche had 2 goals in a 5-4 upset of the russians.
  3. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Great game, but it was a bit vexing to have to stare at that pissed-on blue goalie helmet all night (how the hell did we score so much on him in the super 6 last year???)
  4. 11bravoBuck

    11bravoBuck Newbie

    good post, jim

    Our kids looked pretty good at both ends. Except for the goaltending. I guess that’s what you get with a Meatbag in net. Maybe it was that butt-ugly weasel mask.

    Montoya’s’ first two periods were atrocious and almost cost the U S the win. But overall the team played a solid game against their main competition in the group.

    Yeah Jim, those Rooskie's can sure as hell skate. But so can we. And I like the USA's grittiness. Great start.
  5. BretGoBlue

    BretGoBlue Wolverine Spy


    Unfortunately, Montoya has started out this way all season long. It's as if his mind is already in New York after being drafted. He's given up a lot of very early goals. He did have a very good final period though to preserve the win.

    I think the defense in general looked rather suspect for much of the night. Russia was getting chance after chance. It seemed to out number the US chances pretty badly in the time I saw (3rd period).
  6. usa in a slight upset

    man its nice to see some hockey

    goaltender montoya is a helluva talent but like all the young ones the mental aspect seems a little hit or miss. bret it very well could be a case of the #6 pick seeing $$$ or arrogance.

    high scoring is typical in interantional play due to the great offense. netminders usually take a longer time to develop than sktaers also.

    i would say this is a big upset. russia was picked by nearly everyone to play in the gold medal game, and lose to canada (who have all nhl drafted players except one who is a lock to be the #1 overall pick this year) even thought the usa won it last year hockey experts claimed teams were flat and didnt get up for the usa. grittieness and teamwork are the trademark of the american teams. we do not have anywhere near the individual talent teh canadians or ruskies have.

    on the 3rd period play that is typical in hockey to sit on the lead and not make a mistake. add in the two best players in the tourney are russian its a huge win for america.
  8. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Some good pics over at




    Os ot just me, or do the fans visible in the 3rd pic make anyone else worry about N. Dakota? Cause seriously... at least feign intelligence (guy on left) or interest (guy on right)...
  9. BretGoBlue

    BretGoBlue Wolverine Spy

    I do agree about Montoya

    I think the $$$ that is ahead in his future has his game off a little bit right now. He needs to realize though that if he doesn't pick up his game that $$$ will drop dramatically.

    I was excited to see how much ice time Kevin Porter was getting for Team USA. He's a freshman for my Wolverines and has played alright but wasn't initiating too many scoring opportunities.

    The next Team USA game is on Monday night for anybody else interested in watching.
  10. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    They guy and woman on the left are clearly Ruskies. The guy on the right is thinking about his buddy that he threw in the wood chipper.
  11. BretGoBlue

    BretGoBlue Wolverine Spy

    Sad showing

    A very sad showing for USA hockey in the end. No medals after winning the gold the previous year...

    I don't know what Montoya's doing but he better pull his head out of his ass and start to protect the net. He gave up 8 goals in the entire tournament last year and gave up 8 in the first three games this year. Then this past weekend he gave up 9 in two games to Western Michigan. If he doesn't play better in Columbus in two weekends you'll probably beat us.
  12. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    I watched the semi-final game vs. Russia. Anyone else have trouble with the fact that the US was wearing blue, and Russia red, white and blue?

    I miss the old days where you could glance at the screen and recognize the "Red Menace". This just doesn't look like the Russian team to me.


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