Week 19 — The Olympic Break

NEWS & NOTES

  • Heading into the Olympic break Cordy has 12 points on Derko with a game in hand.  Cordy had the Big Week with 48.  EZ had the 2nd best week but had to play C so he split his two games.
  • Erty couldn’t duplicate last week’s Big Week as he could only muster 14 points.
  • Haukster jumped back into 3rd place over Fulty.
  • The pick-up this week foes to a lottery between Rolphy (123) Vinny (45) & Gordie (6)…. It’s a 5 so Vinny get’s this week’s pick up and has a few weeks to ruminate on it.

OLYMPIC NEWS

The 2014 Sochi Olympics? Not so television friendly. At least for the West Coast.

There’s an 8-hour time difference between Sochi and New York. So the USA/Russia throw-down in preliminaries on Feb. 15 will be at 7:30 a.m. in East and 4:30 a.m. in the West. So, yeah, Spoiler Warning!

Here’s what the 2014 Sochi Olympic men’s hockey tournament schedule looks like …

Via the IIHF.com website, the preliminaries:

The USA preliminary games, in local times, are:

7:30 AM ET Slovakia vs. United States
7:30 AM ET United States vs. Russia
7:30 AM ET Slovenia vs. United States

For Canada, they’re:

12:00 PM ET Canada vs. Norway
12:00 PM ET Canada vs. Austria
12:00 PM ET Finland vs. Canada

The qualification round playoffs are on Tuesday, Feb. 18, starting at noon local time. The quarterfinals are the following day, beginning at noon.

  • The semifinals are on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 a.m. and noon ET/9 a.m. PT.
  • The bronze medal game is Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.
  • The gold medal game is Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. local time: 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT.

East Coast bias!

The Twittersphere is full of TripAdvisor ratings of Sochi.  These are just a few. Click on them to read.

208112-0-600  208114-0-600 208115-0-600 208116-0-600 208117-0-600 208120-0-600 208171-0-600 208173-0-600 208174-0-600 208190-0-600 208193-0-600

OLYMPIANS ARE JUST LIKE US…

Charles Hamelin said he looks forward to hanging out with the Canadian hockey team, especially Carey Price as Hamelin has Price in his hockey pool.

Someone should tell Hammy that the Usain Bolt stance doesn't translate well to the short-track.

Someone should tell Hammy that the Usain Bolt stance doesn’t translate well to the short-track.

POTW

and speaking of Price…. he is getting ready to play for Canada in Sochi and showed it with an 8 point week for Team Cordy.

Price & Lou play "Rock, Paper, Scissors (goalie version)" to see who will start and who will tell Smith to keep the Gatorade bottles full.

Price & Lou play “Rock, Paper, Scissors (goalie version)” to see who will start and who will tell Smith to keep the Gatorade bottles full.

THIS HOW THE TRADE WENT DOWN IN PHOENIX

Orv & Cordy finalize a trade in the photo booth. Apparently it is "Gordie Approved."

Orv & Cordy finalize a trade in the photo booth. Apparently it is “Gordie Approved.”

STANDINGS

TEAM G W L T PTS PWk TP AVG %
C 53 40 11 2 82 48 657 34.6 0.774
D 52 35 17 0 70 22 626 32.9 0.673
H 52 31 19 2 64 28 587 30.9 0.615
F 53 28 21 4 60 19 594 31.3 0.566
Z 51 28 21 2 58 33 593 31.2 0.569
E 52 23 26 3 49 14 557 29.3 0.471
O 52 21 29 2 44 22 554 29.2 0.423
T 52 20 29 3 43 25 528 27.8 0.413
G 52 17 33 2 36 26 544 28.6 0.346
V 52 17 33 2 36 31 524 27.6 0.346
R 51 13 34 4 30 16 479 25.2 0.294
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