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    Team Austria is pissed, and Vanek is at the center of it:
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    Austria had a terrible Olympic tournament, and the country's hockey fans are reeling as to one of the reasons why. The players spent too much time partying.

    The backlash is in full swing, and Thomas Vanek is in the middle of it.

    The former Sabres captain wore the "C" for Austria, which went 1-4 with a goal differential of minus-12. The Austrians disappeared with a meek 4-0 loss to Slovenia in the elimination round.

    "Chose Vanek as team captain to have an experienced player and this obviously went wrong," Austrian Ice Hockey Federation President Dieter Kalt said at a news conference.

    Several players reportedly spent the night before the elimination game in the Austria House and a local bar drinking until 6 a.m.

    "After internal discussions there will be consequences," said coach Manny Viveiros
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    Wow. Not often the president of hockey ops calls out player like that. Not pulling any punches, whilst shifting the blame onto the players entirely.
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    Tsk tsk, good Canadian boys would never behave like this. Euros only care about partying and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Username View Post
    Tsk tsk, good Canadian boys would never behave like this. Euros only care about partying and money.

    Yeah. Funny. Cause every Canadian Hockey player is a choir boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Username View Post
    Tsk tsk, good Canadian boys would never behave like this. Euros only care about partying and money.
    Yeah because none of us have ever seen a party over here in Canada right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Username View Post
    Tsk tsk, good Canadian boys would never behave like this. Euros only care about partying and money.
    I'm pretty sure your joking around here? If not It's a shame people still speak this way in this day in age.
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    Vanek apologizes:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...7493--nhl.html

    Vanek, along with Michael Raffl and Michael Grabner, apologized to the Austrian people for their conduct, emphasizing that while they don't believe the night out influenced their performance, they understand their position as role models and should have shut things down a lot earlier.

    "We are at the end of the day just people who make mistakes," said the release, "and we want to sincerely apologize for the negative impression that may have arisen in the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Username View Post
    Tsk tsk, good Canadian boys would never behave like this. Euros only care about partying and money.


    Pretty sure he was joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico Resch View Post
    Yeah. Funny. Cause every Canadian Hockey player is a choir boy.

    As for your Euros comment, come on Dude.
    well said. I was just about to post something similar.

    You are at the Olympics so you think your athletes are going to go to bed at 6 PM cause next day is game day? Ridiculous, these guys also enjoy their moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    well said. I was just about to post something similar.

    You are at the Olympics so you think your athletes are going to go to bed at 6 PM cause next day is game day? Ridiculous, these guys also enjoy their moments.

    And so they should
    I actually do figure that they'd be in bed early... not on account of sleep, but on account of the staggering condom consumption of the Olympic Villages.

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    "After internal discussions there will be consequences," said coach Manny Viveiros

    I wonder what exactly that might be? Suspend Vanek, Grabner and Raffl for any IIHF events that Australia (pun intended) plays in the future? If they do that, they run the risk of being Denmarked out of the next Olympics. Good luck disciplining NHL stars, who are not paid to represent their country and who are finishing a 7 year/$50M contract. While I'm sure it would hurt Vanek's sense of pride at not representing his country, I'm sure he'd get over it after taking a dip in his Olympic-sized pool filled with hundred dollar bills.
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    It's disappointing, Austria came into this tournament with huge expectations and were considered a lock for a medal.......................

    Seriously, the tier two teams should take a lesson from Slovenia who were all heart and pride this tournament.
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    Vanek is a ****ing joke. I've never been a fan of his as a hockey player - tons of talent - but no drive or work ethic. His wild fluctuations season-by-season (and even within the same season) say it all about this guy.

    Didn't he also throw the Austrian goalie under the bus? Kind of ironic now with this news coming out.
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    Pretty much confirms my opinions of Vanek as a hockey player. What a loser.
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