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01-07-2012, 02:43 AM
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2012 WC Predictions

What are your early predictions for the 2012 WHC in Sweden/Finland?

IMO I think Sweden will win it on home soil.

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01-07-2012, 03:25 AM
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Playoff rounds will all be played in Finland so you can't really call it home soil for Sweden

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Home soil never wins it anyway.

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Playoff rounds will all be played in Finland so you can't really call it home soil for Sweden
Oh I thought this year was in Sweden and next year in Finland for the playoff rounds.

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The quarterfinals are played within the groups (like 2008) and they are played in two countries.

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I'm glad we have Italy in the group. I can't even remember when I saw some exotic team playing. Speaking about the predictions, this is a bold one but still - I think some team from top 6 is going to win this

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I'd like for Canada to win gold here, get some redemption from the junior tournament.

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I'll predict, like most years, the majority of American players that are asked to play will say no, they'll throw together a ragtag group and show uninspired results.

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I'll predict, like most years, the majority of American players that are asked to play will say no, they'll throw together a ragtag group and show uninspired results.
Thats a shame really. Good USA team would be cool to see and make some good games. Instead of those lesser tier players who you know what to expect. I wonder if more players were interested if they knew USA would be a contender?

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Thats a shame really. Good USA team would be cool to see and make some good games. Instead of those lesser tier players who you know what to expect. I wonder if more players were interested if they knew USA would be a contender?
Yup. Our WC team will be Jack Johnson and a collection of slugs that will be lucky to make the medal round. Everyone else will either be hurt or fake injury so they can play but save face in front of the USA brass. This is disappointing, because I expect competition to make the 2014 team in Sochi to be tough, especially on defense. And you'd think guys like Buff, Gilbert, Bogosian, Erik Johnson, Yandle.,.i.e. D-men who probably won't make the playoffs would want to impress the USA brass by playing in the Worlds. But they won't.

Maybe Moulson and Gilroy will play.

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Everyone else will either be hurt or fake injury so they can play but save face in front of the USA brass.
I meant NOT play, but I can't edit my posts. Guess that's the price I pay for being a "troll."

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I'd like for Canada to win gold here, get some redemption from the junior tournament.
Too many players will decline as usual.

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RJ Umberger will play most likely play for USA this year. Last year he wanted to but he had to go back to College to finish his diploma in some course lol...

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Ovekchin and Kovalchuk should be there for Russia as usual.

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Ovekchin and Kovalchuk should be there for Russia as usual.
Heatley and Nash for Canada as well like usually.

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Heatley and Nash for Canada as well like usually.
Minnesota will most likely make the Playoffs imo.

But I think Corey Perry will go just like he did last year.

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Too difficult to make any accurate predictions right now as we don't know who will be available.

If I had to guess I would say Russia because they usually have a lot of their best players commit. Even though that didn't help the last couple of years.

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