Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
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Here is my Year-To-Date all-stars including the Olympics.
G - Craig Anderson, Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo. two USians.
D - Mike Green, Chris Pronger, Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Shea Webber, Brent Seabrook, Stephane Robidas. entirely CDNian
F - Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin, Sidney Crosby, Daniel Sedin, Jonathan Toews, Steve Stamkos, Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Mike Fisher, Ryan Getzlaf. mostly CDNian (very rare). No Thornton (becoming convinced he disappears in big games, see Olympics)
We updated the website with forums for every single Olympic athlete. Sorry, no girlfriend forums.
What undermines everyone’s effort when entertaining any conversation that puts forth anything resembling the above is the idea that you can sell it. Don’t! You can’t! It’s purely entertainment!
Today, I had that pleasure. First, the guy told his friends that Jean Beliveau won 15 cups as a player and two as an executive. I told him, it was only ten as a player and Henri Richard had 11. Then, he bragged to his friends that the U.S. Miracle on Ice game was actually a semi-final game and not a finals. I told him it was neither, rather it was a round robin system. He looked at me stunned, he clearly thought I was stupid. He then wondered with his friends where Canada was at that Olympics, but I knew he wouldn't believe me when I told him the Olympics didn't allow professionals back then. Finally, they started talking about the overpriced TFC versus AC Milan game this summer. I told them I thought it was Real Madrid and excused myself from any further conversation. Honestly, the average sports fan knows next to nothing of which he speaks.
The funny part is that these guys were older then me and should remember Jean Beliveau and the Miracle on Ice better than I. In fact, I never saw Beliveau play.
In the last week or two, I've heard a lot of people mention that the Leafs don't draft well. Let's review the last 10 years, of which, most every they placed high in standings, had low first round picks and traded many away. I only highlighted players who are recognizable and there are a lot of players drafted in 2003-05 that have plenty of time to become good players.
Everybody keeps asking me why Canada didn't win gold at the Olympics. Well, rather than answer that stupid question, I thought I run thru the NHL scoring leaders and list which country each player was born in and which team they played for. Good idea?
What I don't understand is why this DNP country was allowed to dress 8 Canadians of the top 25 scorers of the NHL. What's even stranger is that this DNP country didn't win any games during the Olympics. No other team had more than 3, they had eight of the top 25 scorers in the NHL. With a team like that, you'd figure they were a lock for gold.
The Gazette: Every penny Raymonde raises will go to the Jacques Plante Foundation, which she created six months after her husband's death to assist promising young goalies in Switzerland.
Randy: It would appear that Canada's men's hockey team was foiled at the Olympics from beyond the grave by the greatest Canadian goalie ever, Jacques Plante. Swiss or should I say Jacques Plante defeated Canada 2-0 on a 49-save shutout by Martin Gerber.
CP: Canada won silver in the men's 5,000-metre short-track speedskating relay at the Olympics.
Randy: The team consisted of...
Cindy Klassen claimed bronze, here 5th medal of this Olympics, 6th all-time in the women's 5000m.
CP: Brad Gushue's rink won Canada's first Olympic gold medal in men's curling with a 10-4 victory in eight ends over Finland's Markku Uusipaavalniemi on Friday.
Randy: Canada cheated. We intentionally played bad all week to confuse the other teams. In the final, even our misses were good. Gushue was a god. Third Mark Nichols, second Russ Howard and lead Jamie Korab were all near perfect.
CP: Canada captured a silver medal in the women's 3,000-metre short-track speedskating relay at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday. Alanna Kraus of Abbotsford, B.C., Anouk Leblanc-Boucher of Prevost, Que., Kalyna Roberge of St-Etienne-de-Lauzon, Que., and Tania Vincent of Laval, Que., finished in four minutes 17.336 seconds.
CP: Cindy Klassen became Canada's most decorated female Olympian on Wednesday when she won her fifth career medal - her fourth at the Turin Games.
Randy: Cindy's first gold, fourth medal of this Olympic and fifth overall. She could still win one more in the 5000m on Saturday.