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Pointless Preview: USA vs Norway

Hey, why the hell not?

Category #1: NHL Players

USA:

  • Brian Rafalski, 36 (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Ryan Suter, 25 (Nashville Predators)
  • Erik Johnson, 21 (St. Louis Blues)
  • Brooks Orpik, 29 (Pittsburgh Pittsburgh)
  • Jack Johnson, 23 (Los Angeles Kings)
  • Ryan Whitney, 26 (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Tim Gleason, 27 (Carolina Hurricanes)
  • Zach Parise, 25 (New Jersey Devils)
  • Chris Drury, 32 (New York Rangers)
  • Dustin Brown, 25 (Los Angeles Kings)
  • Jamie Langenbrunner, 34 (New Jersey Devils)
  • Paul Stastny, 24 (Colorado Avalanche)
  • David Backes, 25 (St. Louis Blues)
  • Patrick Kane, 21 (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Phil Kessel, 22 (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Ryan Kesler, 25 (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Bobby Ryan, 22 (Anaheim Ducks)
  • Joe Pavelski, 25 (San Jose Sharks)
  • Ryan Malone, 31 (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Ryan Callahan, 24 (New York Rangers)
  • Tim Thomas, 35 (Boston Bruins)
  • Ryan Miller, 29 (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jonathan Quick, 24 (Los Angeles Kings)

Norway:

  • OKT (Detroit Red Wings)

Winner: USA! USA! USA!

 

Category #2: Our Goalie Really has the Same Job as Jesus Christ

USA: Thomas, Miller, and Quick are all goalies…obviously!

jesus-carpenter

Norway: “Grotnes, a carpenter by trade, was pulled after giving up a fourth goal early in the third period.”–via ESPN

Winner: Norway–Jesus saves, Grotnes makes saves.

 

Category #3: Best Finish in the Olympics

USA: Gold in 1960 and 1980.

miracleonicepodium

Norway: They finished 8th place in 1972. Well…the US finished 8th in 2006 to put it in perspective

Winner: USA! USA! USA!

 

Category #4: Red Wings Bloggers Living in the Country

USA:

…to name a few.
Norway:
…we go for quantity, not quality (much like posting around here at NOHS)
Winner: USA! USA! USA!
Prediction:The Canadians beat this team 8-2, but that was without the all-powerful OKT in the Norwegian line-up due to a “family illness”. Therefore, I’m going to shave off one goal for the USA and say that they pop in 7. But Miller steals a shutout and USA wins 7-0. There I said it. But relax, Andy, at least it won’t be as bad as the 20-1 beat down that Finland administered in 1947!
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