Title says it all.
Heads up - TJ Oshie about to be interviewed on NBCSports by Dan Patrick
might want to change the title to: Spoiler Relevant to US Hockey.
It was a quick interview. Seems like a very humble kid that doesn't really realize that he will probably never buy a drink in the states again. He said that he has a plan going into every penalty shot and that his teammates are already busting his chops. He also made sure to mention that Johnny Quick was just as good as he was in the moment and that the entire USA team deserves credit for a great win.
Hahaha yeah right. Never buy a drink in the states again. Won't even be recognized when playing in Florida, Nashville, Carolina
Putin will always recognize him.
Putin will buy him drinks too. Two vodka shots - one for him and one for TJ, but he'll drink both his and TJ's.
Putin is actually very down on drinking and has made policies to keep the younger generations from becoming the alcoholics the older ones are
Maybe Putin will buy him some sushi
can Oshie find freshly-made suchi in Sochi?
Eh, great game but it's pretty meaningless outside of seeding.
That doesn't change the fact that anyone that got out of bed to watch it is never going to forget it.
Why? What's so unforgettable about this?
Not the medal round, teams of millionaire professionals who are all at basically the same skill level, needs 8 shootout rounds to complete after Russia's game-winning goal was taken off the board on a pretty weak mooring review...
Sorry, but this was a pretty good game, but let's curb the hyperbole. Miracle on Ice this is not.
If you forget an american skater taking every penalty shot against Russia, in Russia, in an Olympic hockey game and coming out on top then I feel sorry for you. I am not a huge hockey fan but I follow the wings and had never heard of TJ Oshie before today. I can promise you that I will never forget his name.
That's cool, but how can you be a Michigan fan and have never heard of TJ Oshie? The guy tore Michigan to shreds when he played for North Dakota.
Wouldn't you agree that that is pretty irrelevant to the point everyone is trying to make?
And, for the record, Oshie took 6 out of 8 penalty shots, not all of them.
You should stop posting.
As a wins fan I despise the Blues second only to the Blackhawks. How are you not aware of one of their better players???
It's the principle of the matter. I thought it was one of the best international games I've ever watched. To each his own, though.
Wow if this game doesn't get you excited for Olympic hockey I don't know what will. The millionaires playing argument is the lamest critique out there.
I feel like one could also say that Michigan vs Ohio State at the end of November is just a regular season game. While technically correct, that description is clearly lacking.
(great) games stand on their own--not as stepping stones to something else
Good thing that seeding won't have any effect on who the US plays on the way towards the medal round.
Not quite. I'm pretty sure the guy who scored the winning shootout goal is a millionaire NHL player. But yes...still awesome, regardless.
I just hope it ends better than the last time we beat the Host team in the prelims
I still don't understand how Ryan Duncan won a Hobey Baker
Something that T.J. Oshie said, quoted by Fox Sports, rather underscores why I have always thought it was at least amusing to listen to some athletes describe what was going on in their mind in the moment:
"I was just thinking of something else I could do, trying to keep him guessing," said Oshie, the St. Louis Blues forward. "Had to go back to the same move a couple times, but I was glad it ended when it did. I was running out of moves there."
It was good enough though - he seemed to rattle the goalie just enough.
What today's game told me was that the gold medal could very easily come down to a single goal. That's all that seperates U.S., Sweden, the Ruskies and the good guys.
Scares the hell out of me