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SChan* 12-06-2010 09:57 AM

Sweden's chance for a gold medal at this years WJC?
 
Is it finally time? What chances do you give Sweden this year in Buffalo? It depends on the players. This year sweden could miss:

Paajarvi
OEL
Josefson
Lehner


That's a pretty bad break for us and could cost a medal. (Yes I know Canada misses more players than us.)

Nordic* 12-06-2010 12:13 PM

Nemeth is apparently gone aswell. We needed his size.

If we're ever going to ctand a chance we need a goalie who's standing on his head... and not the way Markstrom stood on his head last time around:sarcasm:

And then there's always the X-factor which always favours Canada; The reffing.

And yeah, I don't think any other nation will stand a chance, competing with Canada - other than us and USA.

The Saw Is the Law 12-06-2010 12:19 PM

Chances are rare. After silver Team Canada is like a bear with a sore head.

SChan* 12-06-2010 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 29392853)
Nemeth is apparently gone aswell. We needed his size.

If we're ever going to ctand a chance we need a goalie who's standing on his head... and not the way Markstrom stood on his head last time around:sarcasm:

And then there's always the X-factor which always favours Canada; The reffing.

And yeah, I don't think any other nation will stand a chance, competing with Canada - other than us and USA.

Nemeth gone is a big blow but injuries happen

joe89 12-06-2010 03:09 PM

Canada and USA are pretty big frontrunners for the gold imo, even bigger now that the tournament is played at small rinks. Sweden along with Russia are the bronze candidates. But with single-elimination everything can happen.

Pentothal 12-07-2010 07:38 PM

Looking quite tough this year with so many good players gone and we'll see how Rönnberg does with this team.

Especially since Russia and Finland look very good this year IMO.

Sweden's team should be good enough to medal, but I'm not expecting gold.

JackSlater 12-07-2010 10:43 PM

I would put Sweden as having the fourth best odds of winning, with a decently sized gap between the top two (Canada USA) and the next two (Russia Sweden). It's too bad that Ekman Larsson isn't playing, since he would probably be the best defenceman eligible to play in the tournament.

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Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 29392853)
And then there's always the X-factor which always favours Canada; The reffing.

The true reason for Canada's hockey success.

Bob Barker 12-08-2010 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by JackSlater (Post 29428132)



The true reason for Canada's hockey success.

LOL.

Klaus 12-08-2010 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 29392853)
And then there's always the X-factor which always favours Canada; The reffing.

:whine:

Good that you have your excuses all ready.

Dosing 12-08-2010 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JetsetHabs (Post 29435652)
:whine:

Good that you have your excuses all ready.

ignorance is bliss

cheerupmurray 12-08-2010 01:49 PM

USA and Canada is defenitely favourites and Sweden merely a outsider.
Missing Oel, Mps and Josefsson will be a hard blow for a team that don´t have the amazing depth of the NA teams. Still this years team is still better than the 2008 team that was very close to winning, so theres always a slim chance.

Klaus 12-08-2010 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smookie (Post 29435892)
ignorance is bliss

Then you must be a very happy person.

y2kcanucks 12-08-2010 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JetsetHabs (Post 29435652)
:whine:

Good that you have your excuses all ready.

Exactly. The tournament hasn't even started and some people are getting ready to excuse themselves for losing...

Nordic* 12-09-2010 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Pauser (Post 29438039)
Exactly. The tournament hasn't even started and some people are getting ready to excuse themselves for losing...

Well, you know it is going to happen through experience - why wait until after it happened to say something about it?


Brun0 12-09-2010 04:45 PM

/ lklkl

Klaus 12-09-2010 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 29460766)
Well, you know it is going to happen through experience - why wait until after it happened to say something about it?


Oh, look, it's this video. Again.

Anyone could easily go ahead and make a video for any team about all the ****** calls or missed calls in a tournament, use it as "proof" of a conspiracy and refuse to give other teams any credit. But that would be pathetic.

Regardless, what does a tournament from 1987 have to do with today's? Hilarious that people are still ******** after 23 years. :whine: :cry:

Pyke* 12-10-2010 02:50 PM

According to the Sens Board; Team 1200 (Ottawa's radio station for Sens) says Lehner was released to Sweden for the tournament.

chopkins 12-10-2010 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 29460766)
Well, you know it is going to happen through experience - why wait until after it happened to say something about it?


You'd think one would be able to find a more recent video if the refs helped the Canadians win every tournament....

Street Hawk 12-10-2010 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SChan* (Post 29390915)
Is it finally time? What chances do you give Sweden this year in Buffalo? It depends on the players. This year sweden could miss:

Paajarvi
OEL
Josefson
Lehner


That's a pretty bad break for us and could cost a medal. (Yes I know Canada misses more players than us.)

A quick look at the pools,
A - Canada, Russia, Sweden, Czechs, Norway
B - USA, Finland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany

Pool A - Expect Canada, Russia, Sweden to advance
Pool B - Expect USA to win, Finland to advance, and toss up between Slovakia and Switzerland

Pool winners advance to semis, so I would expect both of Pool A's #2 and #3 seeds to beat Finland and the other seed.

So, 2 of Pool A would play each other in the semis, the other one gets the USA, IMO.

So, realistically, each of those teams has 2 games to grab a medal.

DaveG 12-10-2010 04:17 PM

They have a shot, and should be one of the favorites to medal. But I'd say that Finland should be stronger then last season and as long as the coach isn't a head case Russia is dangerous. They're probably the best of the second tier this time around, Canada and the US have to be the favorites though.

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Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 29392853)

And then there's always the X-factor which always favours Canada; The reffing.

http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/...212-144341.jpg

stug* 12-11-2010 02:38 PM

Kanada wins like always.

y2kcanucks 12-11-2010 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nordic (Post 29460766)
Well, you know it is going to happen through experience - why wait until after it happened to say something about it?


The best you can come up with is a clip from 23 years ago?

Minister of Offence 12-11-2010 04:55 PM

Biased reffing is much more discrete these days ;)

Franck 12-11-2010 04:56 PM

Well the chances are better than those of the US team at the 1980 Olympics...

Ih8theislanders 12-11-2010 05:14 PM

Is OEL back up with the yotes? If not, that'd be a huge boost for them.


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