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February 17th, 2010

dlgood: (Caps)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 12:33 am
Am weirdly torn - as a youth, I grew up hating the Soviet Hockey team. Mostly because they were Commie bastards and Our Enemies, and they had a roster loaded with soulless automatons - whereas USA and Canada's teams were filled with our fresh-faced good young boys. And also, in my family, we've generally head few good things about dealings with the Russians back in The Old County. Only now, the rosters have a bunch of NHL players on them - and my favorite player - the great Alex Ovechkin - stars for Team Russia.

Oh that I am torn, for if we see the predicted final between Canada and Russia, I will root for Russia because I cannot possibly side with Crosby in a battle of Sid vs. Ovie. Although, I don't expect Russia to win - I'm watching their game against Latvia tonight. And while Russia features a sickening array of offensive talent, their defensemen are very uninspiring. And while I understand that they have a system, Ovechkin should be qurterbacking the Power Play instead of Korneev - who kind of blows.

Also, I dislike them playing on the narrower NHL surface. The more open the ice, the better.
dlgood: (Team-Caps)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 12:33 am
Am weirdly torn - as a youth, I grew up hating the Soviet Hockey team. Mostly because they were Commie bastards and Our Enemies, and they had a roster loaded with soulless automatons - whereas USA and Canada's teams were filled with our fresh-faced good young boys. And also, in my family, we've generally head few good things about dealings with the Russians back in The Old County. Only now, the rosters have a bunch of NHL players on them - and my favorite player - the great Alex Ovechkin - stars for Team Russia.

Oh that I am torn, for if we see the predicted final between Canada and Russia, I will root for Russia because I cannot possibly side with Crosby in a battle of Sid vs. Ovie. Although, I don't expect Russia to win - I'm watching their game against Latvia tonight. And while Russia features a sickening array of offensive talent, their defensemen are very uninspiring. And while I understand that they have a system, Ovechkin should be qurterbacking the Power Play instead of Korneev - who kind of blows.

Also, I dislike them playing on the narrower NHL surface. The more open the ice, the better.