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07:43 AM ET 02.14 | Manny Viveiros doesn't see himself having to fire up Austria with the pregame speech of a lifetime. "It's their Stanley Cup," the Edmonton native said. "You don't need to say a whole lot. "Maybe you have to go out and kind of bring them down a little bit more than anything." Maybe emotionally, but the Austrians get it. "If you're realistic, Austria should never have a chance against Canada," forward Michael Raffl said recently. "You can't go in there like that. You want to win. But you know your chances." Canada earned a 3-1 win over Norway on Thursday in the tournament-opening game for both countries. The Canadians will face Austria on Friday. ... "We were used to, a lot of times, so to speak, kind of failure -- expected to lose all the time," Viveiros said.

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February 14, 2014  09:02 AM ET

A pre-game speech by Arnold will pump them up.

February 14, 2014  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A pre-game speech by Arnold will pump them up.

as longas he isn't dressed like one of the Williams Sisters again

February 14, 2014  09:36 AM ET

"Austria resigned to losing"

Nothing that a game against Canada can't cure!

Go, Vanek! Go! :-)

February 14, 2014  09:54 AM ET

"We were used to, a lot of times, so to speak, kind of failure -- expected to lose all the time," Viveiros said.

I think Viveiros is just trying to psyche the Canadians out. :-)

February 14, 2014  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A pre-game speech by Arnold will pump them up.

"Hasta la vista, baby!"

February 14, 2014  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Hasta la vista, baby!"

That's what he wanted to say to his maid but ... his wife beat him to it!

February 14, 2014  01:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That's what he wanted to say to his maid but ... his wife beat him to it!

Yuck, that was as bad as Slick Willie with Monica. I was expecting some Telanovela hottie.

My Dad always sad, you dont trade the Caddy for an Edsel, son.

 
February 14, 2014  05:21 PM ET

I swear the Austrians had Deva Dubnyk hiding behind that goalie mask!

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