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4 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)
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Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).
I want to live forever. So far, so good.
Back to the topic of this thread, kudos to Meaghan Mikkelson for her final Olympic Games. Took year off after Sochi. Had baby. Returned to training. Earned spot on centralization roster. Played past her “best before” date on many occasions last season. But in both games against USA, played well. Aside from haley Irwin, probably the most hated by team USA. Plays hard and a real leader on the team. She will be missed.
Most sad for haley Irwin. She was devastated, absolutely devastated in the medal presentation. She is probably most hated by team usa and will be hard to replace. Great leader and player. Farewell to both of these players.
Canada should be shamed for taking their silver medals off right away. It was a slap in the face to what the Olympic games are about and if you can't compete in the spirit of the history and honor the significance of these games just stay home. It was an unprecedented display of ego. I'm not saying this because I'm an American but because this is what the entire world witnessed!
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Iím Canadian and I have no issue with that. I would much rather see a player who is emotional and upset after losing than a player with a big smile saying : oh well we gave it our best. No one can accuse any of these players (on either team) or not giving it everything they had.
To use an expression from the news: this is a nothing burger.
It was tacky. If a US player did same, Canadians would be all over her.
Itís interesting because some people say looking devastated or not, taking a medal off or not, tells you how much a player cares. I donít really see t that way. Some people are really in control of their emotions than others. Some people are more stoic than others. These players all have different life experiences which may fuel their reactions and perspectives.
I hope they all can take pride in their silver one day.
More like awe.
An official apology: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...edal-1.4547807
such a shame that this non-story has become a story. And shame on the team canada GM for folding so easily and forcing her to make a public apology when she was already getting murdered by media, strangers, randos.
tessa bonhomme on tsn radio in canada seems to think that only 3 of the defensemen on team canada could keep up with team USA and that hockey canada made mistakes with the roster with respect to the defence. i do not know if she still has an ax to grind over team canada for cutting her early in 2014 forcing her into retirement. Probably.
even though micah hart may be technically worse than ambrose and krzyzaniak, she looked like she cared and had great compete level all the time. ANd it is not like she was that much worse. Arguably, one can say she was not worse than those two. Maybe a smidge. But i would take her over them.
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Should/will Hockey Canada consider Clarkson HC Matt Desrosiers as its National Team coach?
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