Great Moments Are Born of Great Opportunity.

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By Doud

 

As of 12 noon today, Friday February 21st 2014, your work day has concluded.  Its over.  You have one duty today and that is to represent your country and do your family proud by focusing all your will and attention to the nearest TV as it focuses on the crescendo of 4 years worth of build up.  Today We fight back.  We will not vanish without a FIGHT.  Today we hit them where it hurts.  Today we take what’s ours.  Today we shut them down BECAUSE WE CAN.  Our boys may be over in a foreign land fighting the good fight but that does not mean we are not there with them.  Get up, look your boss in the eye and dare him to look at you straight in the face and dictate what’s important today.  This is our country.  This is our game.  This is our time.  Should we win the day, it won’t be a miracle, no sir.  We are meant to be here, and we are built to play for gold.  We skate the ponds, we brave the pre-dawn ice times, we embrace the bitter chill and long for it to reach into our souls and pull out the best in us, just the same as our northern neighbors do.  A moment of perfection on the ice ignites the same feeling of freedom and eternal youthfulness in the land of the free as it does anywhere else on this planet.  Hockey is a club that holds its members tightly, the bond forged by shared hardship and mutual passion, by every trip to the pond where your feet hurt and your face is cold and you might get a stick in the ribs or a puck in the mouth, and you still can’t wait to get back out there because you are smitten with the sound of blades scraping against the ice and pucks clacking off sticks, and with the game’s speed and ever-changing geometry.  It has a way of becoming the center of your life even when you’re not on the ice. 

 

This is every bit our game.  Today is our time.  USA Hockey is do or die.

Johnny Tav Done For Year, NHL’ers In Olympics is SWEET.

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All of Long Island as of yesterday:

By Doud

Well this was inevitable.  A star player succumbing to a debilitating injury during a tournament where he doesn’t get paid, in the middle of the height of the NHL season, and is on the other side of the planet attempting to uphold his native patriotism.  How cool must it be to be an Islander fan?  Team was goin nowhere as it was, now the only glimmer of home and reason to venture forth to the Mausoleum is on the shelf til next fall.  Zero chance Tommy Van sticks around for this shit.

Oshie Needs to be a member of Champions League

By Trapp

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Me, Doud, Syle Kala, MIT, Sean, Scar, Sike Mudol, Reid Saratoga, Chuckpat are all members of the Champions League. TJ Oshie proved how American he was by goin 4-6 against Bobrovsky in the shootout the other yad. The pic above of him straight up asleep in the bar just catipults him into another league of Americans.

The next level would be Champions League. Oshie you gotta come chill wit is bro.

OSHIE THE GOLD MEDAL’S YOURS, SIDNEY’S GONNA CHOKE!

Straight Fire: All 3 Canadian Olympic Sweaters Leak

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By Doud

So pretty much everyone hates all the Olympic jerseys that have come out except me, and really I’m always right (especially in this realm) so everyone should defer to my judgement. Really the only thing that sucks about all of these is the fake, printed on laces. Just put real laces or none at all, not all that hard.
The Canadian set is the most simple to date, and they look classy yet bold. Black third is bad ass. I’m sure black pants and helmets will be worn with the reds and whites which makes no sense at all but whatever.
Only apparent oversight that could be bad: the white set has one red band on only the left sleeve…kinda like Nazis. May want to amend that…