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SkilledViking 05-20-2012 03:51 PM

Tournament All-Star Team & Awards
 
Goalie:

Jan Laco (Slovakia)

Defense

Zdeno Chara (Slovakia) Ilya Nikulin (Russia)

Forwards

Evgeni Malkin (Russia) Henrik Zetterberg (Sweden) Patrick Thoresen (Norway)

Den 05-20-2012 03:53 PM

I thought Popov should be there in place of Zätta, but then Thoresen and Popov play the same position...

Everlasting 05-20-2012 03:54 PM

Without doubt the best players this tournament. Total dominance from their side. Canada can only dream for players that ;)

Novak Djokovic 05-20-2012 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin929 (Post 49933571)
Without doubt the best players this tournament. Total dominance from their side. Canada can only dream for players that ;)

Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?

Everlasting 05-20-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Serbian Power (Post 49933641)
Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?

Obviously i am disspointed. But i dont feel there is no need to dwell myself with that, it rather do something fun :naughty:

Spinkis 05-20-2012 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Serbian Power (Post 49933641)
Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?

Because it's fun to mess with Canadians and you are always getting really defensive :dunno:

Rhaego 05-20-2012 04:07 PM

Why didn't Varly win? He didn't lose a game and had a better save % and goals against than Laco

MBauer 05-20-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Den (Post 49933535)
I thought Popov should be there in place of Zätta, but then Thoresen and Popov play the same position...

Zetterberg had 15 points in 8 games, why wouldn't he deserve it.

Its an individual honor not a team one.

gago 05-20-2012 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Rockies94 (Post 49934159)
Why didn't Varly win? He didn't lose a game and had a better save % and goals against than Laco

Probably because he faced far less shots. And I think they voted before the finals.

Hzzz 05-20-2012 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin929 (Post 49933571)
Without doubt the best players this tournament. Total dominance from their side. Canada can only dream for players that ;)

:laugh: this

joe89 05-20-2012 04:37 PM

I thought that Sekera/Holös maybe deserved to be there, but I don't disagree with either Chara or Nikulin. Faulk was good, too. These three forwards stood out, no doubt about that. Laco/Varlamov toss-up. In the end Laco deserved it for putting up equally good numbers in front of a worse team, and a heavy workload.

NMF78 05-20-2012 05:03 PM

Logical choices.

russianhockey 05-20-2012 05:09 PM

IMO varly was a lil bit better then laco. laco brouth slovakia to the final but in the most important game of the tourney he was not really like an all star (5 goals against is a lot). but its okay - 1 slovak has to be an all star. great tournament!!! gratulations for the 2nd place :handclap: you guys played an unbelieveable tournament!!!!

Henkka 05-20-2012 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkilledViking (Post 49933475)
Goalie:
Jan Laco (Slovakia)

Defense
Zdeno Chara (Slovakia) Ilya Nikulin (Russia)

Forwards
Evgeni Malkin (Russia) Henrik Zetterberg (Sweden) Patrick Thoresen (Norway)

I would pick the same guys except Laco.

Varlamov was the best goalie.

My 2nd All-Stars:

Jan Laco
Duncan Keith - Justin Faulk
Loui Eriksson - Mikko Koivu - Ales Hemsky

Shrimper 05-20-2012 05:15 PM

Glad that I called it from the beginning but Russia were on a different level to everyone else and once Canada and USA were eliminated, albeit earlier than people predicted, Russia had it in the bag.

Malkin was on fire.

SkilledViking 05-20-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by joe89 (Post 49935353)
I thought that Sekera/Holös maybe deserved to be there, but I don't disagree with either Chara or Nikulin. Faulk was good, too. These three forwards stood out, no doubt about that. Laco/Varlamov toss-up. In the end Laco deserved it for putting up equally good numbers in front of a worse team, and a heavy workload.

I also think Holøs deserved it. He was a huge contributor to Norway in this tournament. But as you say its not like Chara or Nikulin didn't deserve it. A good selection, and fun to see a norwegian on the allstar team:) I have to be honest and say that I didn't expect that, because he is from a small hockeynation. But im thrilled that he was picked:handclap:

Eisen 05-20-2012 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spinkis (Post 49933971)
Because it's fun to mess with Canadians and you are always getting really defensive :dunno:

Trolling is not fun.

ViD 05-20-2012 06:43 PM

On the big ice, Nikulin is a top20 defenseman in the world.

He hasn't really proven himself on the NHL ice though.

Schalkenullvier* 05-20-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Den (Post 49933535)
I thought Popov should be there in place of Zätta, but then Thoresen and Popov play the same position...

Zetterberg and Malkin too? Malkin is listed as wing here, so they easily could have pushed Popov into it if they wanted to.

HockeySensible 05-20-2012 08:45 PM

How was Duncan Keith not selected? Lead team Canada in scoring and ice-time, lead the tournament in defensemen scoring and was among the leaders in +/-.

Doesn't seem to make any sense.

Comrade Blunderbore 05-20-2012 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by HossTheBoss (Post 49942809)
How was Duncan Keith not selected? Lead team Canada in scoring and ice-time, lead the tournament in defensemen scoring and was among the leaders in +/-.

Doesn't seem to make any sense.

tough to stick in a quarterfinals loser when you have two captains of two best teams in the tourney both being also absolute defensive powerhouses.

Nordique 05-21-2012 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blunderbore (Post 49944505)
tough to stick in a quarterfinals loser when you have two captains of two best teams in the tourney both being also absolute defensive powerhouses.

Exactly. I thought Jack Johnson and Keith both had good tournaments, but in the end it has to go to Chara and Nikulin. It is an individual award, but you can't ignore what their teams accomplished....this is especially true for defensemen imo.

TheFatOne 05-21-2012 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Serbian Power (Post 49933641)
Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?



Why don't you worry about Canada's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?

getdatzet 05-21-2012 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin929 (Post 49933571)
Without doubt the best players this tournament. Total dominance from their side. Canada can only dream for players that ;)

crosby > malkin...

Yamaguchi 05-22-2012 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by getdatzet (Post 49970841)
crosby > malkin...


Don Cherry, is it you?


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