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Quarter-Final Pre-Game Talk | CAN-SVK | RUS-NOR | FIN-USA | SWE-CZE

View Poll Results: 8 teams left: who will be champions?
Canada 47 25.68%
Czech Republic 4 2.19%
Finland 12 6.56%
Norway 14 7.65%
Russia 45 24.59%
Slovakia 4 2.19%
Sweden 31 16.94%
U.S.A. 26 14.21%
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05-16-2012, 04:42 AM
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I believe. We definitely have a chance with our hot goalie and decimated defense of Canada.

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05-16-2012, 04:50 AM
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CAN = CAN vs SVK
RUS = RUS vs NOR
FIN = USA vs FIN
SWE = SWE vs CZE

RUS = RUS vs FIN
SWE = SWE vs CAN

RUS = RUS vs SWE

GOLD = RUSSIA
SILVER = SWEDEN
BRONZE = CANADA

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05-16-2012, 06:11 AM
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http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/Filosofi+Su...a1305563642561

According to that article Finnish people use success in ice hockey to boost their self confidence

soooo..

For the sake of our fragile egos please let us win..

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What games are NBC Network showing live?

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05-16-2012, 08:16 AM
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Just got a ticket for Rus-Nor.

An advise for those who go: buy a ticket in C-lšktaren, the cheapest, they will give you a seat in B stands anyway.

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05-16-2012, 08:30 AM
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According to that article Finnish people use success in ice hockey to boost their self confidence

soooo..

For the sake of our fragile egos please let us win..
I really wish the Finns good luck and that they may find back to their normal performance, means a massiv improvement of their game.

Unfortunately the statistic speaks against the Finns. The Finns have possibly from the top hockey nations, Sweden, Russia, Canada, Czechoslovakia the worst statistic concerning home WHC.

Though the host nation has never won the title since 1987 and it's in general more difficult to play at home than abroad, Sweden, Russia, Canada or the Czechs won at least once a medal when the WHC has been held in their country only the Finns have never achieved it. I don't know if it's a mental problem but it seems to me that the Finns are not able to play on the same level as soon the WHC is played in their country than in a foreign country.

Abroad they have already won several medals and even 2 titles but as last years title was an exception to the rule may be this year is also an exception to the rule concerning home WHC.

I know it's the quarterfinal they first have to reach the semifinal before it's possible to win a medal. But at home the Finns never passed the quarterfinal.

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not very optimistic I'm afraid it will be the last game for them at this WHC.


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05-16-2012, 08:56 AM
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USA vs FIN
This is going to be a hard game for the Finns, USA seems to getting things working and the Finns have trouble getting the goals..last game for the Finns ? I guess OT

CAN vs SVK
Is just a matter how long the slovakien players keep up a good defense. CAN will advance.

RUS vs NOR
Or is it Malkin and the team against Ovi ?, Norway has actually a chance to win here.

SWE vs CSZ
Special teams ? If the czeck play a solid game and stay 5 on the ice they have a chance to advance but other than that the Swedes will.

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05-16-2012, 09:29 AM
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They just confirmed Ericsson will play in the QF =)

Although who knows how good he will be with a long layoff

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05-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/Filosofi+Su...a1305563642561

According to that article Finnish people use success in ice hockey to boost their self confidence

soooo..

For the sake of our fragile egos please let us win..
Then I guess we Slovaks have found our long lost brothers in you

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05-16-2012, 10:25 AM
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Well, the U.S. was going to be in tough against either the Finns or Canadians. It's always difficult to beat the same team twice in the same tournament. I just hope that the U.S. can stick to its guns and play the system that has been relatively successful for them so far. I certainly don't think we'll see another 5-0 loss for the Finns.

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05-16-2012, 10:27 AM
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today @ the training

2nd line Ovechkin - Datsyuk - Syomin
4th line Kuznetsov - Svitov - Kulyomin

source: http://allhockey.ru/news/123483/

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http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/Filosofi+Su...a1305563642561

According to that article Finnish people use success in ice hockey to boost their self confidence

soooo..

For the sake of our fragile egos please let us win..
I'm at loss of words..

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05-16-2012, 10:57 AM
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today @ the training

2nd line Ovechkin - Datsyuk - Syomin
4th line Kuznetsov - Svitov - Kulyomin

source: http://allhockey.ru/news/123483/
Kuznetsov the checker, hehe...

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05-16-2012, 11:00 AM
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USA will easily win their game, Russia will beat Norway, Sweden will beat the Czechs and Slovakia will have an easy time against Canada.

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My bold predictions

Canada - Slovakia 4:2
Russia - Norway 5:2
Finland - USA 2:3(ot)
Sweden - Czech 2:4

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I think the odds are something like this:
CAN-SVK 80/20
RUS-NOR 90/10
FIN-USA 45/55
SWE-CZE 70/30
Very well done. I agree with all 4 assessments.

My QF picks are CAN/RUS/USA/SWE

Russia - Gold
Canada - Silver
USA - Bronze

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05-16-2012, 11:20 AM
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CAN - SVK
USA - FIN
RUS - NOR
SWE - CZE

CAN - CZE
RUS - FIN

Bronze:
CAN - RUS

Gold:
FIN - CZE


Czech has been going pretty much under radar and only got better and better, outshot Russia too despite their loss.

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CAN - SVK
USA - FIN
RUS - NOR
SWE - CZE

CAN - CZE
RUS - FIN

Bronze:
CAN - RUS

Gold:
FIN - CZE


Czech has been going pretty much under radar and only got better and better, outshot Russia too despite their loss.
Canada / russia can only play in the finals...

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Moved the msg to Finland thread.


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Canada / russia can only play in the finals...
Are they incapable of losing their respective semifinals? Because the poster you quoted had them facing off for the bronze.

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Canada - Slovakia 6-2
USA - Finland 2-5
Norway - Russia 4-3
Sweden - Czech 4-2

Canada - Sweden 2-3
Finland - Norway 4-5

Final

Sweden - Norway 5-6 OT

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Canada - Slovakia 6-2
USA - Finland 2-5
Norway - Russia 4-3
Sweden - Czech 4-2

Canada - Sweden 2-3
Finland - Norway 4-5

Final

Sweden - Norway 5-6 OT

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norway can pack bags tomorrow

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