Vancouver Canucks Riots get Taiwanese Animation Treatment (Video)

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Canadians are known for being polite while Vancouver is famous for being a beautiful city. But there is a dark side — hockey. Hockey has long been a way for Canadians to release their pent-up anger. Some packed gas masks to the Stanley Cup finals between the Canucks and the Boston Bruins. And when the Canucks lost 4-0, some fans began a 4-hour orgy of rioting and looting. As the fans ran amok, they paused to pose for photos and to perform stunts. The next day, Canadians were out on the streets again cleaning up the mess. Peace and order prevails again in Canada… until the next hockey game.
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Stanley Cup Final Game 5: Vancouver Green Men Prop Wagers

Vancouver’s green men have become as much a part of this year’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals as Zdeno Chara and the Sedin twins. Now one online sportsbook has posted odds on just what the green men may do next.

The green men, called Force and Sully, have made a name for themselves during the season by taunting Canucks’ opponents during games. It’s their way of doing their bit for the team.

But the Green Men have got bigger than anybody thought they would, and now Sports Interaction is taking bets on what the Green Men will get up to next during Game 5 in Vancouver on Friday night.

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Blackhawks End Two Streaks In One Night

It’s no new news that the Blackhawks are off to a slow start, but slow is an understatement at this point. Sunday night was the first home win since October 27th—that’s eighteen days between home victories.

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Last year, they lost all of eight home games in the entire season, taking full advantage of home ice.  This year, the Hawks were on a four-game home losing streak and we’re barely at the quarter mark of the season.

After Sunday night’s game, there were huge sighs of relief in the Hawks’ locker room and the stands. The Ducks, on the other hand, were less than thrilled.  The club had their season high six-game winning streak snapped in a 3-2 overtime loss. Although they may have gained the point they needed, the loss was particularly painful in that they were literally one win away from matching the franchise-record seven-game winning streak. The record was so close they could smell it, and at the last second, the Hawks shattered what hope the Ducks had had going in to the game.

By Harrini Krishnan

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX ANNOUNCE OPENING DAY ACTIVITIES

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Home Opener Ceremonies Highlighted by Chicago Blackhawks Olympians and the BoDeans

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U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Defeats China 12-1

Potter Becomes All-Time U.S. Olympic Women’s Points Leader with Five-Point Night

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team recorded a 12-1 victory over China here today in its first game of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) set a U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team single-game record with five points (3-2) and also became the United States’ all-time Olympic Winter Games career points leader (17GP, 8-18–26).

“It was a great way for us to start the tournament for a lot of reasons,” said Mark Johnson, head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team. “Our young players got to go out for their first Olympic experience in front of a great crowd and face good opposition. I’m encouraged by the way we got started and look forward to our next game against Russia.”

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Wrigley Field Rink Hosts Winter Olympic Sport Demonstrations

By Paul M. Banks

When it comes to Olympic sports, both the city of Chicago and Wrigley Field itself have had the eyes of the world upon them in the past year. Chicago was one of four finalists competing to host the 2016 Summer Olympics before losing out to Rio last October. On New Year’s Day 2009, Wrigley Field hosted one of ice hockey’s premier events, the NHL Winter Classic featuring the hometown Blackhawks versus their hated rival Detroit Red Wings.

On the evening before the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics, the Chicago Cubs and World Sport Chicago hosted a Winter Olympics kick-off celebration and free community skate at the Rink at Wrigley Field.

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Name That Flag: Olympic Guide to the Coolest Countries’ Sky Bling


 

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Part three in this three-part series will help you earn a Gold Medal in Flag Identification during Vancouver’s Opening Ceremonies Friday.  On Monday, we gave you dozens of reasons to watch by telling you about all of the Olympic athletes from the Midwest.  Yesterday, we helped you navigate the channels and figure out when to watch. Welcome to TSB’s Guide to the Vancouver Olympics!

In addition to giving you a small glimpse of the flags of all 82 countries participating in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, we did a little research on countries we’ve never heard of. Now when you hear and see the flags of Azerbaijan, Estonia or Kyrgyzstan you’ll know the announcers weren’t just sneezing on-air. We’ll also make sure you don’t mistake Slovakia for Slovenia or Tajikistan for Uzbekistan.

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Azerbaijan first participated at the Olympic Games as an independent nation in 1994 and used to be part of the Soviet Union.  If you want to refer to the people of this country, they are Azerbaijani. Azerbaijani athletes have won a total of sixteen medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in wrestling, shooting, boxing and judo. The nation has not won any medals at the Winter Olympic Games.

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Lots of Big 10 Representation in Vancouver Olympics

Lindsey Vonn, the Olympian dominating the Twittersphere right now, is not a Big Ten alum, or student. However, here’s an impressive list of athletes competing in Vancouver who are.

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