[FIN] What happened?

f1nn
06-22-2004, 07:16 PM
In the 1990's FInland used to always finish 1st (only once), second, or third in the World Championships..... yet they have not finished in the top three I think in the last 4 or 5 years......what happened? :dunno:

Predatore
06-22-2004, 07:30 PM
If anyone is interested

1990: 1. CCCP 2. Sweden 3. Czechoslovakia
1991: 1. Sweden 2. Canada 3. CCCP
1992: 1. Sweden 2. Finland 3. Czechoslovakia
1993: 1. Russia 2. Sweden 3. Czech Republic
1994: 1. Canada 2. Finland 3. Sweden
1995: 1. Finland 2. Sweden 3. Canada
1996: 1. Czech Republic 2. Canada 3. USA
1997: 1. Canada 2. Sweden 3. Czech Republic
1998: 1. Sweden 2. Finland 3. Czech Republic
1999: 1. Czech Republic 2. Finland 3. Sweden
2000: 1. Czech Republic 2. Slovakia 3. Finland
2001: 1. Czech Republic 2. Finland 3. Sweden
2002: 1. Slovakia 2. Russia 3. Sweden
2003: 1. Canada 2. Sweden 3. Slovakia
2004: 1. Canada 2. Sweden 3. USA

teme
06-23-2004, 01:30 PM
They can't get scoring and goaltending to function at same time, it's one or another, usually the first. Generally speaking, our foot soldiers are fine and we've got a lot of them, but where short of top end talent. Compared to say Slovaks, there are guys in third third line (Nagy comes to mind) that would be in on our first PP unit. Which leads to me conclusion that we must form Fenno-Slovakia, they've got the skill, we've got the defence. Imagine:

Hossa - Koivu - Lehtinen
Satan - T. Ruutu - Palffy
Gaborik - Demitra - Selänne
Jokinen - Handzus - S. Kapanen

Chara - Vishnovsky
Pitkänen - Väänänen
Timonen - Karalahti

Lehtonen - Kiprusoff

World DOMINATION
:D :D :D

f1nn
06-23-2004, 01:39 PM
They can't get scoring and goaltending to function at same time, it's one or another, usually the first. Generally speaking, our foot soldiers are fine and we've got a lot of them, but where short of top end talent. Compared to say Slovaks, there are guys in third third line (Nagy comes to mind) that would be in on our first PP unit. Which leads to me conclusion that we must form Fenno-Slovakia, they've got the skill, we've got the defence. Imagine:

Hossa - Koivu - Lehtinen
Satan - T. Ruutu - Palffy
Gaborik - Demitra - Selänne
Jokinen - Handzus - S. Kapanen

Chara - Vishnovsky
Pitkänen - Väänänen
Timonen - Karalahti

Lehtonen - Kiprusoff

World DOMINATION
:D :D :D

:handclap: that would be great lol