WC Group A: Apr 24 GDT - Latvia vs. Czech Republic (1-3)

Predatore
04-23-2004, 02:10 PM
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LATVIA vs. CZECH REPUBLIC
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My prediction: 6-3 Czech Republic

pihinalle
04-23-2004, 03:02 PM
6-1 Czech

Rabid Ranger
04-23-2004, 03:04 PM
Latvia gets waxed 7-2. The Czechs, along with Canada are the class of the tournament IMO.

GermanDevil
04-23-2004, 03:21 PM
5-2 Czech Republic

eSabre
04-23-2004, 07:46 PM
8-1 for the Czechs

fan75
04-23-2004, 08:39 PM
5-0 Czech Rep.

AEKaki
04-24-2004, 12:57 AM
7-1 Czech Rep.
Kraft with 2 goals :)

endacka
04-24-2004, 03:56 AM
7-2. Guess who wins.


Lets show them some scoring!

endacka
04-24-2004, 01:18 PM
7-2. Guess who wins.


Lets show them some scoring!


Yes, victory!! :yo:

Predatore
04-24-2004, 01:55 PM
was it a good game? I assume the Czechs dominated despite the "mediocre" scoring?

VanCanuck
04-24-2004, 02:01 PM
Czech's played some spectacular hockey ( Jagr and Straka) good goaltending by Vokoun. Latvia didn't stand a chance.

Panopticon
04-24-2004, 05:25 PM
Wow... Latvia scored after I left...

The Slovakians and the Czechs really started slow. This might hurt them later if they have to depend on their GF:GA ratio...

Jussi
04-24-2004, 05:51 PM
Wow... Latvia scored after I left...

The Slovakians and the Czechs really started slow. This might hurt them later if they have to depend on their GF:GA ratio...

Not against the teams that don't make to the next phase. It's the goal difference against the top 3 teams in each group that counts.

Panopticon
04-24-2004, 06:15 PM
Not against the teams that don't make to the next phase. It's the goal difference against the top 3 teams in each group that counts.

I'm pretty sure Latvia will be one of the top 3.

endacka
04-25-2004, 03:24 AM
I'm pretty sure Latvia will be one of the top 3.


The only game that matters before quatrefinal is for the Czech team the game against Canada, all other opponents are not that strong and there should not be any problem defeating them. So the scoring ratio is not that important. Besides, Canada and Czech rep. are going to meet a strong apponent in quatrefinals anyway.

Panopticon
04-25-2004, 04:12 AM
The only game that matters before quatrefinal is for the Czech team the game against Canada, all other opponents are not that strong and there should not be any problem defeating them. So the scoring ratio is not that important. Besides, Canada and Czech rep. are going to meet a strong apponent in quatrefinals anyway.

Yeah, that's the only thing I like about these groups. If Finland manages to be 1st or 2nd in the group phase they'll get an "easy" opponent. Probably Latvia or Switzerland... or maybe Germany...


Well, anything can still happen...