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Semifinal Pre-Game Talk: Finland vs. Russia

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Finland 49 51.58%
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05-12-2011, 04:46 PM
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I hope Russia wins now so Kulemin can have a Gold Medal.
And two minutes of ice time! Thank god for Bykov...

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05-12-2011, 04:52 PM
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I hope Russia wins now so Kulemin can have a Gold Medal.
He'll have to do with a bronze. Sorry.

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05-12-2011, 04:58 PM
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Russia has better individuals than Finland, but Finland has the better team. This edition of the Finnish team seems really upbeat compared to some of the last years teams.

I can smell a Finland-Sweden final, which would be, as always, awesome.

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After the first Rus-Fin game, I have a lot of respect for Finns in this tournament. Granlund can cause some real problems, but mostly it will depend on Russia's ability to switch gears for Finland. They couldn't do it in 2006.

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Who will be the Pavel Bure of 2011? The fast attacks and individual skill seen today might be too much to handle for Finnish D.

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Russia 6-2. Ovechkin with -1 and Artyukhin with 20 hits and game misconduct.

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05-12-2011, 05:07 PM
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What? Its awesome
I bet the guys dressed as cows in the stands agree with you.

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I bet the guys dressed as cows in the stands agree with you.
Should we only listen Ukkometsoa?

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05-12-2011, 05:13 PM
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lol, that's homerism taken to a whole new level. Russia didn't play their best, but they don't have to win team Finland, who have struggled against pretty much every team thus far. We ain't gonna win Russia twice that's just the cold heart truth.
Lol thats negativism taken out to whole new level. To tell as a "cold heart truth" the result of next game. So how big money ur gonna bet if thats the truth


Both of these teams have a chance to take this one. Finland has to play their best game of the tournament in this one, with that they can beat anyone. I liked the game against checz, (we fell into scoring problems but played really good, lost 2-1), it is the best game and team effort of the tournament so far against the toughest team in this tournament. Repeat that, and it will take us very long against team like russia.

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05-12-2011, 05:16 PM
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lol, that's homerism taken to a whole new level. Russia didn't play their best, but they don't have to win team Finland, who have struggled against pretty much every team thus far. We ain't gonna win Russia twice that's just the cold heart truth.
Lol. do you even know what realistic is?

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05-12-2011, 05:18 PM
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Lol. do you even know what realistic is?
Maybe one of those pessimists who fool themselfs to think they are realistic and look wise when they just stay as negative as possible?

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05-12-2011, 05:24 PM
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Should we only listen Ukkometsoa?
No! We should only sit tight until we score and only, and only then, clap politely.

No, in all seriousness i'd wish we had something that we have in football. They're awesome!

For example:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_V_g4BfCMU

I mean we suck at footy but hockey supporters has lot to learn from footy supportes.

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05-12-2011, 05:41 PM
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No! We should only sit tight until we score and only, and only then, clap politely.

No, in all seriousness i'd wish we had something that we have in football. They're awesome!

For example:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_V_g4BfCMU

I mean we suck at footy but hockey supporters has lot to learn from footy supportes.
I agree. The Finnish hockey supporters you see at the WC's, they are...well, the word juntti comes to mind. Seems like the main thing for them is to be at the TV with "funny" costumes.

Not trying to troll here. I think there are some very good suppoter groups at the SM-liiga.

And actually, we've been pretty decent at the footy for some years. But now it's going downhill big time...

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I agree. The Finnish hockey supporters you see at the WC's, they are...well, the word juntti comes to mind. Seems like the main thing for them is to be at the TV with "funny" costumes.

Not trying to troll here. I think there are some very good suppoter groups at the SM-liiga.

And actually, we've been pretty decent at the footy for some years. But now it's going downhill big time...
I'd love to see a similar support group for hockey as we have in football. It's always a pleasure to watch national football games thanks to them.

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I agree. The Finnish hockey supporters you see at the WC's, they are...well, the word juntti comes to mind. Seems like the main thing for them is to be at the TV with "funny" costumes.

Not trying to troll here. I think there are some very good suppoter groups at the SM-liiga.

And actually, we've been pretty decent at the footy for some years. But now it's going downhill big time...
Heh, I think the word juntti would translate something like redneck or hillbilly.

I think that the support is better with the club teams in Finnish hockey also. These tournaments only attracts drunken tourists who really doesn't care about the sport.

I think Jokerit and HIFK from Helsinki and Kärpät from Oulu at least got almost football like supporter groups but I'm amazed that when it comes to national teams football is so much ahead in terms of support.

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I'd love to see a similar support group for hockey as we have in football. It's always a pleasure to watch national football games thanks to them.
Yes. And to think how bad our football team has been doing lately (well always) they're still growing numbers. SMJK rules.


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05-12-2011, 08:25 PM
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This is starting to be heavily off-topic, but I recently joined SMJK and I will be at the Sweden Away at Råsunda that will be special!

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I think Jokerit and HIFK from Helsinki and Kärpät from Oulu at least got almost football like supporter groups but I'm amazed that when it comes to national teams football is so much ahead in terms of support.
HIFK probably has the best supporters both in hockey and football http://www.youtube.com/user/Zanee3#p/a/u/0/VhCcAr8L4aI


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Finland is gonna win. Russia sucks, they fluked their way to the semis.
amusing stuff

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sorry guys and especcially i wanna say sorry to Ville and Reijo! Russia will take it!

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Finland will not let Russia stand in the way of their bronze medal. Russia 4-1

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Finland will not let Russia stand in the way of their bronze medal. Russia 4-1
Silver, our silver medal

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I hate the "they'll win easy" or "they don't stand a chance" statements.

Both of these teams have a lot of talent. And they both can beat anybody.

It should be an even and close game imo.
Agree.

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I'd rather see Finland win the silver than lose the Bronze to Sweden

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