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SensKat wrote:
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Women's hockey wasn't a thing until I was 14 or 15. At that time, those of us (in our city at least) who were good athletes stayed in ringette because our hockey skills were atrocious, so I think now that women can grow up playing hockey from the start, the speed/skills are way better and I enjoy watching.


Yep, pretty crazy isn't it?  To think that when we were kids, girls just couldn't play hockey.


Back in 1990, I went to the gold medal game of the 1st Women's World Championships with my dad. 

That was the year they wore those pink uniforms. 

https://www.hhof.com/htmlSpotlight/spot_oneononeTmCanWo90.shtml

The game has definitely evolved since then. 



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Spezzial-Delivery wrote:

Women's hockey wasn't a thing until I was 14 or 15. At that time, those of us (in our city at least) who were good athletes stayed in ringette because our hockey skills were atrocious, so I think now that women can grow up playing hockey from the start, the speed/skills are way better and I enjoy watching.


Yep, pretty crazy isn't it?  To think that when we were kids, girls just couldn't play hockey.



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Women's hockey wasn't a thing until I was 14 or 15. At that time, those of us (in our city at least) who were good athletes stayed in ringette because our hockey skills were atrocious, so I think now that women can grow up playing hockey from the start, the speed/skills are way better and I enjoy watching.

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The thing I noticed about the women's hockey tonight is how much faster it is now than a few years back. Their skating has gotten crazy good. 



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Yeah, that shot by Homan was.... unfortunate. Not worried yet though.. Lawes/Morris lost their first game too. Now watching women's hockey. Has anyone noticed all our Olympic hockey commercials have been for the women's team? Lol

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Canadian lady curlers are going to lose their first game. Bummer.



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Men's hockey shaping up to be the sh*t show we thought it wpuld be with Slovakia beating OAR (Russia) and Slovenia beating the USA.

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2 person luge is weird.


 Yes. They can get rid of that.



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2 person luge is weird.

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Spezzial-Delivery wrote:

That was more like it. Congrats to them! Tonight the men start. 😁


 TWSS



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10 medals so far, I believe? Not bad, all things considered!

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That was more like it. Congrats to them! Tonight the men start. 😁

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They did it! Congratulations Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris.



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We got two 😁... hoping our curlers pull it off tomorrow morning.

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Finally got a gold.



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Spezzial-Delivery wrote:

Omfg I can't believe our mixed doubles team pulles that off with Kaitlyn curling at only 45% 😣


 They got lucky. Never seen her curl that bad before.



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haha... I couldn't handle curling tonight. I'm watching figure skating on NBC

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Omfg I can't believe our mixed doubles team pulles that off with Kaitlyn curling at only 45% 😣

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Good chance at a few more tonight, hopefully a better day

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I dunno why that always seems to be the way things go. We have all these World Championship winners that always choke on the Olympic stage.

 
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