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08-26-2012, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
Looks like Waterloo met their Waterloo! Not the first team to seem like the best during the round robin (read the Stanley Cup disappearances of the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals after being No. 1 seeds with great regular season records). Maybe Waterloo was overrated, and just couldn't deliver the goods when it really mattered, or maybe Sudbury was better than they played over the course of the tournament. Based on their performance in the last game against the Wolves, Linkoping would have probably had a good chance to walk away with the trophy. Because of the lack of streams, I never saw Sudbury play. But the Canadian chest-thumping that has already started up on this thread is totally unwarranted. Congratulations for winning, but there was no evidence of any kind of dominance or higher level of quality from the CHL entry. They lost two games, and survived some squeaker-close games throughout the tournament, including the final. But I do believe that winning will take the pressure off to send a league champion, which would carry some risk to the brand if the CHL entry lost.
Only chest pumping in this thread is from a fan of the third place team. He was obviously trolling with his "We would have crushed them" statement and now he is getting it back...and what he is getting back are the facts.

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