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01-04-2013, 12:33 AM
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Mestaruus
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Originally Posted by FiLe View Post
Plus after Raipe took us to semis, I figured that when you've got a talented enough crop, no pro coach can tank that bad.
Yes. Now afterwards it kind of looks like Raipe did OK job when we are comparing him to Rindell's this season's effort. Raipe kept it steady, but there was not as much hope of beating the top countries like Sweden/USA/Canada, while this year it was the opposite. A lot of hope of beating them all because of the practice matches and a complete roller coaster ride happened.

Btw it was amusing when Saukkonen and Kortelainen were talking about something like 'this is what U-20 is all about' referring to the mistake prone play style of U-20 and trying to hype it in a positive way. I think it was during and far into FIN-SWE game. It's true that mistakes happen more often in U-20, but that game just made U-20 look really bad, because I've never seen Finland's U-20 game fluctuate in such a way. Just thought it was a very bad timing for them to say that.

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