On silver for women, gold hopes for men

On silver for women, gold hopes for men
February 20, 2014, 11:15 pm
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Michael Felger on Team USA's loss in the women's hockey gold-medal game and Friday's semifinal for the men against Canada.

On Arbella Early Edition, Gary Tanguay and Michael Felger are talking Olympic hockey - men's and women's.

The US women dropped a heartbreaker - or a gag job, as Felger called it - in the gold-medal game Thursday against Canada. The Americans blew a late two-goal lead and lost, 3-2.

Amanda Kessel, sister of ex-Bruin and current Toronto Maple Leaf Phil Kessel, is on the American team. That led to Tanguay asking the question, "Who choked more? Amanda, or Phil in Game 7 against the Bruins last season in the playoffs?"

"I didn't really see what Amanda did, good or bad," Felger said. "I'd go with the US goalie or the the whole defensive corps. What a complete and utter gag. Femaile athletes always complain about not getting equal treatment from men. But when you lose like this, you deserve to get ripped."

Ouch. As for the men, who face Canada in the semifinals on Friday, Felger likes their chances, cautiously.

"I'm picking them," he said. "I don't how you love anyone against Canada. They're the most talented team in the world."

The last time the US men lost an Olympic game was to the Canadians in Vancouver in overtime four years ago in the gold-medal game.

"I think they have the goaltending advantage with Jonanthan Quick [L.A. Kings] over Carey Price [Montreal Canadiens]," Felger said. "I just like the way the US is playing right now."