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General Talk '12 — Canada (Part II)

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05-12-2012, 02:33 PM
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Once again Canada proves our dominance.

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05-12-2012, 08:33 PM
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So which outcome would be better for Canada regarding the Finland/US game tomorrow ? I am really confused as to how the playoffs all shake down.

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So which outcome would be better for Canada regarding the Finland/US game tomorrow ? I am really confused as to how the playoffs all shake down.
US wins in OT, Canada clinches 1st

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05-12-2012, 09:23 PM
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So which outcome would be better for Canada regarding the Finland/US game tomorrow ? I am really confused as to how the playoffs all shake down.
A USA win will insure that Canada finishes 1st and plays the fourth place team (probably Slovakia unless switzerland beats Slovakia)

If Finland wins most likely USA will end up 4th...Id rather USA plays Finland and Canada plays (either slovakia or switzerland) i dont want to play USA or Finland...I prefer the easiest route...

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05-12-2012, 09:27 PM
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Good game today for the team, 1 we needed. Let's see if we can keep up this effort for the rest of the tourney.

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Once again Canada proves our dominance.
Lolol. I think it'll be hilarious if someone went through this thread and took out a few quotes that pertain to each game. I'm pretty sure we've gone from 'awful' against the Swiss, 'Kevin Lowe is the worst GM anyone could ask for' against the US, 'we're lazy and don't try' against the French, to this.

In all seriousness, I think this is severely jumping the gun when we haven't even played Sweden, or more importantly, Russia, yet.

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05-13-2012, 12:34 AM
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I will take this to mean that you either did not watch last year, or you have no memory of the tournament.
I will concede that Bouwmeester and Burns may be closer than I originally stated however I still think Burns is the better of the two.

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05-13-2012, 01:17 AM
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I kind of hope Canada has the hardest road to the gold medal game. Lets see what this team is made of.

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05-13-2012, 04:57 AM
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Why is supersoft Purcell playing in checkingline instead of a heart and soul player like Reilly? Super strange.

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05-13-2012, 05:17 AM
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A USA win will insure that Canada finishes 1st and plays the fourth place team (probably Slovakia unless switzerland beats Slovakia)

If Finland wins most likely USA will end up 4th...Id rather USA plays Finland and Canada plays (either slovakia or switzerland) i dont want to play USA or Finland...I prefer the easiest route...
So no bye for first? No wonder there have been some suspect results over the years. It's all about positioning.

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Why is supersoft Purcell playing in checkingline instead of a heart and soul player like Reilly? Super strange.
O'Reilly didn't play yesterday because of a minor lower body injury. Other than that, he centres the shutdown line. Now that Burrows is back and looks good it will be interesting to see if they put him in Purcell's spot on the O'Reilly line.

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05-13-2012, 09:59 AM
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Currently, Pieterangelo is a better d-man than Keith.

Even if you argue that one year ago Pieterangelo wasn't as good as he is now, Keith hasn't played his best hockey this tournament so far either.

The mere suggestion that Bouwmeester is better than Burns in any way possible is an absolute joke.
Bouwmeester is a far better defenseman than Burns.

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05-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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Team USA demolished Finland, so it guarantees Canada will finish first. This makes an easy quarterfinal, which is always a good thing, since you would avoid getting eliminated by a team like Russia so early, like Canada has been before.

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05-13-2012, 12:03 PM
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Team USA demolished Finland, so it guarantees Canada will finish first. This makes an easy quarterfinal, which is always a good thing, since you would avoid getting eliminated by a team like Russia so early, like Canada has been before.
The way things look now my guess would be that Canada will have to beat Slovakia, then Sweden, then Russia.

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did HC invite Girardi and Staal now that the Rangers are out? they could sure use either of them.

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did HC invite Girardi and Staal now that the Rangers are out? they could sure use either of them.
The Rangers won last night....

Anyways, Canada will likely play Slovakia in the QF. I don't really mind that match-up at all. Sweden is a power house team... If Canada does win the QF, the semi-final is going to be a huge challenge.


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05-13-2012, 01:10 PM
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Bouwmeester is a far better defenseman than Burns.
I respectfully disagree. Burns is a much better defenseman... offensively and defensively. Honestly, Bouwmeester's best aspect (skating) is barely ahead of Burns.

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05-13-2012, 01:39 PM
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Well I think we can all agree that no matter where Canada finishes up, this tournement has been a success as long as it helps Kevin Lowe decide whether to trade the first over all pick and then take with his number 2 a much needed defenceman for the Oilers .

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...he-top-player/

Oilers hockey boss Kevin Lowe on prospect Ryan Murray: Hes the top player.

Hes played remarkably well for a young fellow and Ive talked to the other GMs and scouts that are here and they all agree that hes going to play in the National Hockey League next year, no question

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Well I think we can all agree that no matter where Canada finishes up, this tournement has been a success as long as it helps Kevin Lowe decide whether to trade the first over all pick and then take with his number 2 a much needed defenceman for the Oilers .

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...he-top-player/

Oilers hockey boss Kevin Lowe on prospect Ryan Murray: Hes the top player.

Hes played remarkably well for a young fellow and Ive talked to the other GMs and scouts that are here and they all agree that hes going to play in the National Hockey League next year, no question
Oilers come 1st after all.

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05-13-2012, 02:16 PM
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Bouwmeester is a far better defenseman than Burns.
I beg to differ. Bouwmeester is heavily overrated IMO. I think Brent Burns is better in almost every aspect minus skating.

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Lolol. I think it'll be hilarious if someone went through this thread and took out a few quotes that pertain to each game. I'm pretty sure we've gone from 'awful' against the Swiss, 'Kevin Lowe is the worst GM anyone could ask for' against the US, 'we're lazy and don't try' against the French, to this.

In all seriousness, I think this is severely jumping the gun when we haven't even played Sweden, or more importantly, Russia, yet.
Good post. Imo we've looked shaky all tourney and could have had a harder schedule..

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05-13-2012, 02:33 PM
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Well I think we can all agree that no matter where Canada finishes up, this tournement has been a success as long as it helps Kevin Lowe decide whether to trade the first over all pick and then take with his number 2 a much needed defenceman for the Oilers .

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...he-top-player/

Oilers hockey boss Kevin Lowe on prospect Ryan Murray: Hes the top player.

Hes played remarkably well for a young fellow and Ive talked to the other GMs and scouts that are here and they all agree that hes going to play in the National Hockey League next year, no question
That article is based on a butchered quote. Lowe said "He's a top player" not the top player, but no one would click on his blog if he quoted correctly.

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The Rangers won last night....

Anyways, Canada will likely play Slovakia in the QF. I don't really mind that match-up at all. Sweden is a power house team... If Canada does win the QF, the semi-final is going to be a huge challenge.
Hornqvist and now Backstrom have joined Sweden. Russia gets Semin and Ovechkin. Have Canada already got full roster?

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Question to the people championing Burns, did you guys see what happened last year? I'm almost certain that Bouwmeester doesn't fail to make that play.

Bouwmeester is overrated IMO, but if anything he's a steady/dependable minute eater. Something this team needs.

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05-13-2012, 03:55 PM
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Hornqvist and now Backstrom have joined Sweden. Russia gets Semin and Ovechkin. Have Canada already got full roster?
Who would you want to add from Washington?

Forwards: Beagle, Brouwer, Chimera, Laich, Perreault, Ward,
Defence: Alzner, Erskine, Green, Schultz, Wideman.
Goalie: Holtby

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