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12-18-2012, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by thomast View Post
I personally wouldn't be disappointed if Helminen and Valtonen are the coaches for team finland. Valtonen taking the charge in the future.
If this becomes to pass, then it wouldn't be so horrid, I suppose.

It's just that last time Raipe was at the helm, things weren't like this. The team had no system and the game fluctuated a ton between matches. For reminder: Abysmal vs. Canada, good vs. USA, coast-to-coast hockey vs. Slovakia, and then just trying to cling on to the lead when Sweden rallied.

Even if the result, making the semis, was a good one, it's clear that one can't win anything big with coaching like that without a royal fluke.

With better assistants, things might get better as you say. But before we get more intel on that, pardon us for not being too thrilled.

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