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04-28-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
All in all this was a fair result. Despite generating a few good chances in the 3rd, Russia showed that it was no better than the 4th or 5th best team in the tournament. They had 4 or 5 good players, but they mostly played by themselves. Its up to the coach to find a way to generate a coordinated attack and play team defense, and Kravchuk came up miserably short.
I think you're being too harsh, often happens out of anger.
It's not Kravchuk's fault if Zadorov and i think someone else i'm missing now, were not available. Glukhov was also missing the last 2 decisive games.
Finland G also outplayed Russian G, that's the difference. And actually Russia tied the game if not for that quick whistle.

I don't think Russia played bad and even less so against USA in the semis.
If this Russian team was bad, one has to wonder what terms should be used to describe this year Swedish team's play.

Congrats to Finland for a hard fought and earned bronze medal.
I have to wonder what are the real measures for Ilvonen: he is listed only a few cms shorter than others on team Finland, but he looked like a child out there, way smaller than anyone else.

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