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05-24-2010, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Rexor View Post
Again, I've got no intention to belittle the individual performance of some of the German players. But you make a few points that are worth responding.

To the point, the Czechs had beaten France, Latvia, Canada, Finland and Sweden (twice). I guess it's pretty unimpressive compared to Germany beating the Americans, Denmark, Slovakia and Switzerland...

I disagree. You mentioned Jágr and Vokoun. Rolinek was the team's captain and easily one of the best two-way forwards in the tournament. Rozsíval stood out in our defence.
And yes, in such a short tournament, one or two games don't make a difference. There's no difference between being eliminated in the quarter-finals or playing the gold-medal game, there's no difference between finishing fourth or getting the gold medal.

Btw, MPVs from the IIHF WCH since 2005:

Austria 2005: Joe Thornton (Canada; finished 2nd)

Latvia 2006: Niklas Kronwall (Sweden; finished 1st)

Russia 2007: Rick Nash (Canada, finished 1st)

Canada 2008: Dany Heatley (Canada, finished 2nd)

Switzerland 2009: Ilya Kovalchuk (Russia, finished 1st)

The pattern is obvious.
And so what? As long as there is no restriction concerning the MVP, you have to live with such decision. You should celebrate the title of your team, instead of beeing angy, that Endras was chosen as the MVP.

But i also have to agree, that i wouldn't choose Ehrhoff into the all-star-team.

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