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Systemfel 05-09-2011 03:31 PM

Quarterfinal Pre-Game Talk | FIN-NOR | RUS-CAN
 
Playoff Round

DateCETETMatchup/GDTFinal
5/1116:1510:15 AMCzech Republic vs. United States-
5/1120:152:15 PMSweden vs. Germany-
5/1216:1510:15 AMFinland vs. Norway-
5/1220:152:15 PMCanada vs. Russia-

Click Here 05-09-2011 03:40 PM

CzechRep and Canada in blowouts. Sweden and Norway in two close ones.

Wolfy 05-09-2011 03:51 PM

Norway can definitely beat Finland.
My prediction: Canada vs Norway (Round 2) in the semifinals ;)

thomast 05-09-2011 03:56 PM

USA-SWE & CAN-FIN at the semifinals.

As a FIN i hope RUS can beat CAN.

Winner 05-09-2011 03:59 PM

Gee, why did we get the Americans? :help:

joe89 05-09-2011 04:00 PM

Wednesday:
16.15 Czech Republic - USA
20.15 Germany - Sweden

Thurday:
16.15 Norway - Finland
20.15 Canada - Russia

I'm glad we get to play Wednesday!

AwesomePanthers 05-09-2011 04:02 PM

CZE, SWE, NOR and CAN in the semi. Norway will upset Finland. Very difficult to predict RUS - CAN it's gonna be a great match-up, it's 50-50. I think Russia is gonna step up, but Canada win a close one, maybe OT is needed.

Hellion 05-09-2011 04:03 PM

If Havlat's shoulder really is messed up like it looked the US might get an easier game that first expected

ronnyweed 05-09-2011 04:04 PM

I said it before jokingly, but i'll stick with it

USA gold

Brun0 05-09-2011 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwesomePanthers (Post 32951280)
CZE, SWE, NOR and CAN in the semi. Norway will upset Finland. Very difficult to predict RUS - CAN it's gonna be a great match-up, it's 50-50. I think Russia is gonna step up, but Canada win a close one, maybe OT is needed.

Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe otherwise.

Hellion 05-09-2011 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brun0 (Post 32951337)
Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe othervice.

Thats what the Swedes said too ;)
I guess that one Swedish reporter still is wearing his Norwegian Lusekofte? hehe

Honestly though, it would be a giant upset. I really doubt it will happen, but we got to have a little hope atlest. Nevertheless, I believe most Norwegians will agree this tournament has allready been more than we could hope for considering the circumstances. BUT, Finland shouldnt take easily on the task ahead

thomast 05-09-2011 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brun0 (Post 32951337)
Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe otherwise.

Norway is clearly the weakest team in QF's but i think all teams has decent chances to reach SF's.

vsk92 05-09-2011 04:10 PM

i think czechs will beat USA, germany vs sweden will be close game but sweden to win, canada to beat russia, and finland vs norway - think finland will win but very close game but doesn't mean i am underestimating norway there is always a chance they win but i hope finland do :D

AwesomePanthers 05-09-2011 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brun0 (Post 32951337)
Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe otherwise.

We beat Sweden which is a better team than Finland. Tight games against both the US and Canada, beating the Swiss. You'll see..

Alessandro Seren Rosso 05-09-2011 04:13 PM

It was good for Russia to get Canada. Because we'll always have an extra motivation to play them. Should we play against other teams, included Norway, we'd have lost easily. Instead with Canada we'll have motivations and we have chances to move on.

AwesomePanthers 05-09-2011 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomast (Post 32951416)
Norway is clearly the weakest team in QF's but i think all teams has decent chances to reach SF's.

I think Norway is just as good as Germany. We've beaten them several times over the last years if I remember correctly. And we're also missing our starting goaltender and our two best forwards.

Caz 05-09-2011 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwesomePanthers (Post 32951456)
We beat Sweden which is a better team than Finland. Tight games against both the US and Canada, beating the Swiss. You'll see..

I'll bet you a Belgian beer, that we'll win at least
with a margin of 3 goals, the shots smthng like
50-20 and the puck is mostly in the NOR end :)

If not all the requirements are met, you win the bet.

If you win, I'll send you a Belgian beer by post.
If I win, you'll send me... well, I don't want Norwegian
beer, that's for sure. What will you send me?

Fulcrum 05-09-2011 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alessandro Seren Rosso (Post 32951473)
It was good for Russia to get Canada. Because we'll always have an extra motivation to play them. Should we play against other teams, included Norway, we'd have lost easily. Instead with Canada we'll have motivations and we have chances to move on.

I would agree if Russia's biggest problem was motivation, but it looks to me like there are deeper 'team game' problems that I don't think they can solve in a couple of days at this point. We'll see...

If Russia looses this one- I think we all know Bykov and co. are gone. Can this be his last game with NT? :amazed:

Tuomaz 05-09-2011 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwesomePanthers (Post 32951456)
We beat Sweden which is a better team than Finland. Tight games against both the US and Canada, beating the Swiss. You'll see..

The real tournament starts now. Norway has no chance

Hellion 05-09-2011 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caz (Post 32951509)
I'll bet you a Belgian beer, that we'll win at least
with a margin of 3 goals, the shots like 50-20 and
the puck is mostly in the NOR end :)

If not all the requirements are met, you win the bet.

If I win, I'll send you a Belgian beer by post.
If I win, you'll send me... well, I don't want Norwegian
beer, that's for sure. What will you send me?

Lol, i cannot blame you for that really.

I dont think Finland will win by 3 goals or more, no way.
Also, I agree the shots will be unever, but if our goalie plays like he has and our D plays like they have, we still have a chance. A small one, but still a chance ;)

QnebO 05-09-2011 04:20 PM

We go in the norway game as clear underdogs and its good position for us, as you can easily see on these good projections! :sarcasm:

thomast 05-09-2011 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwesomePanthers (Post 32951501)
I think Norway is just as good as Germany. We've beaten them several times over the last years if I remember correctly. And we're also missing our starting goaltender and our two best forwards.

Well germany won russia and slovaks and had tight game against FIN. They were 4th last year at WC's i rank them well over Norway.

AwesomePanthers 05-09-2011 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caz (Post 32951509)
I'll bet you a Belgian beer, that we'll win at least
with a margin of 3 goals, the shots smthng like
50-20 and the puck is mostly in the NOR end :)

If not all the requirements are met, you win the bet.

If I win, I'll send you a Belgian beer by post.
If I win, you'll send me... well, I don't want Norwegian
beer, that's for sure. What will you send me?

I don't doubt that Finland will win, but to say that we have no chance is ridiculous. We've beaten a better team earlier in the tournament, and our team is full of confidence. Best SG%, so 20 shots will be all we need;) and the tournaments second best PP. We got a decent chance, but Finland is the clear favorite, no doubt. But it shouldn't be a shocker if we upset the Finns in the QF, we've already proven that we're a good team.

QnebO 05-09-2011 04:22 PM

Swedes didint take goalie away at Canada game, maybe it will occur a karma-law activation :laugh:

Hellion 05-09-2011 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QnebO (Post 32951579)
We go in the norway game as clear underdogs and its good position for us, as you can easily see on these good projections! :sarcasm:

Only if you are bringing grandpa in his rockingchair over there! haha

You are the favorites, and hopefully the Finish players knows that and think about it alot. For all i care they can start planning the semi final already ;)

I must say that i think our chances of beating Finland are bigger than Germany's chances of breating Sweden though


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