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11-28-2012, 05:05 AM
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Or

Midgets with balls of steel but hands of stone.
Why midgets? But sounds great, i love midgets!

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11-28-2012, 05:20 AM
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Why midgets? But sounds great, i love midgets!
Mostly from the previous generation of players: Lehtinen, Saku, Hagman and co.. Not many are over 6ft and they usually play way bigger than their size.

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11-28-2012, 05:34 AM
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Canadians dive and cheat.
Finns are aggressive.

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11-28-2012, 05:46 AM
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Swedish junior teams have more or less changed their systems completely. I think most of the teams now play more of a quick crash and bang game with all forwards crashing the net on the rush. The forechecking is more aggressive now too.

The SEL isn't there yet, but in 5-10 years I think and really hope it'll change. Hockey is more fun watching and playing that way. Especially if we make our rinks smaller.

This is probably a reason why young Swedish players isn't "soft" anymore. We're not at the North Americans' level but still.

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11-28-2012, 05:53 AM
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In Europe you often here about Finns as the best skaters around

And with the history germans have in the NHL (Krupp-Sturm, Hecht-Seidenberg, Ehrhoff) I guess they have the same stereotype as usual germans: tough, disciplined, hard working

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11-28-2012, 06:25 AM
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Canadians- hockey gods
Everyone else- lazy, dirty, pansies.

- Don Cherry
I keep this list on special reserve

Don Cherry's scale of player greatness

10 Doug Gilmour

9 Kingston Boy

8 Ontario or BC boy

7 Boy from any other part of Canada except Quebec unless he wears visor

6 Members of the Women's hockey team

5 Any Guy from Europe or Quebec who is exceptionally good

4 Any guy from quebec, or visor wearing guy(Unless he had eye injury)

3 Figure skaters

2-0 Insert most Russians, swedes here.

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11-28-2012, 06:35 AM
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Swedes are the most likely to re-sign at a discount instead of looking for the big payday. How many Swedish holdouts can you think of?

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11-28-2012, 06:47 AM
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Swedes. They like to stickhandle in traffic.

No 1 line in the world at that is the troika of Huselius up front with Lilja and Tallinder at the back.

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11-28-2012, 06:56 AM
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The first thing that came to my mind was that Swedish players are dependable, don't complain, make great teamates, and play solid 2-way hockey.

I think of Finns as overachievers and hard working.

I don't have any stereotypes for Czech players. I'd be interested to know what others think their stereotype is.

I think of Slovakian players as surprisingly good. Players you don't expect to be good because they receive no hype. Michael Handzus!

I think of Russian players as incredibly skilled and choosing to pass rather than shoot. Great skaters.

I think of Americans as unskilled, but hardworking - good third and fourth liners.

I think of Canadians as hardworking hard nosed hockey with a mix of skill and grit.

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11-28-2012, 06:58 AM
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Handsome Swedes and soft Canadians

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11-28-2012, 08:16 AM
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The first thing that came to my mind was that Swedish players are dependable, don't complain, make great teamates, and play solid 2-way hockey.

I think of Finns as overachievers and hard working.

I don't have any stereotypes for Czech players. I'd be interested to know what others think their stereotype is.

I think of Slovakian players as surprisingly good. Players you don't expect to be good because they receive no hype. Michael Handzus!

I think of Russian players as incredibly skilled and choosing to pass rather than shoot. Great skaters.

I think of Americans as unskilled, but hardworking - good third and fourth liners.

I think of Canadians as hardworking hard nosed hockey with a mix of skill and grit.
Is it overachieving if it happens all the time? Or is it just achieving?

Czechs have mullets, great counter-attackers, moody.

Slovaks are good counter-attackers as well, likeable players.

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11-28-2012, 12:27 PM
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Russians- Only care about money. Very skilled, no effort, play dirty, bad team mates
Now you made me laugh...

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11-28-2012, 01:14 PM
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Finland = third line grinders and great goalies
Sweden = solid two-way hockey players
Russia = smooth skating and high scoring ability but soft
Canada = hard nosed complete players
USA = great snipers

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11-28-2012, 02:49 PM
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1. If you want to win, get a Finn
2. Swedes who do well begin to talk about retiring 7 years before they actually do.
3. Americans expect to win, but more often just lose, then get drunk and trash things afterwards.
4. Canadians play pro and international hockey well because they learned to skate and stick handle with frozen feet and hands.
5. In a shootout, Germans will dump the puck in and circle the neutral zone.

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12-03-2012, 04:18 PM
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Opinions from a Swede;

Canadians; physical, gritty and clutch (Iginla,Eberle,Thornton)
Russians; dangler, sniper, excellent skater, inconsistent or lazy (Kovalev,Bure,Semin)
Finns; Goalkeeping, skill but no clutch (Granlund,Koivu,Kipper)
Czech/Slovak; determination and teamwork (Jagr,Chara)
Swedes;2-way play and leadership (Zetterberg,Lidström,Backström)


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12-03-2012, 05:35 PM
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These are all the main stereotypes out there that aren't actually there. There may be a couple players of the nationality that fall under the stereotypes, but very few do, and most players are unique. I did a report about this for my Sociology class last semester.
Which two Canadians are hard nosed?

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12-03-2012, 06:06 PM
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12-03-2012, 06:15 PM
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I feel like most of these stereotypes have gotten a bit watered down with time and a larger talent pool.
For example the Canadian don't come off as very tough. There is Pronger, Iginla, and Doan but they are a part of the older generation of Canadian players. The young guys seem to play a more skill oriented game (Eberle, Stamkos, Crosby)

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I don't see the Russian stereotypes as overly true either. Just look at Ovechkin or Kovalchuk, I think they have a lot of heart and they're not soft either.

Maybe it's the mixture of playing styles with the fall of the iron curtain that caused players to become more well-rounded.

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12-03-2012, 06:30 PM
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Swiss players are the friendliest bunch of hockey players in the world. They almost pat your back after you score on their goalie.

In international play, they COULD beat your team, they just don't want to. Unless it's 1-0.

Oh, and the best pro player you've never heard of is probably Swiss. i.e: Mark Streit a couple years ago.

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12-03-2012, 06:33 PM
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Finland = third line grinders and great goalies
Sweden = solid two-way hockey players
Russia = smooth skating and high scoring ability but soft
Canada = hard nosed complete players
USA = great snipers
Haha I love how the Canadians give the Canadians the best steryotypes

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12-04-2012, 02:08 AM
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Canada: sore losers with a tendency to cheap-shots.

Finland: Lots of hustle and bustle with little production.

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Here's my stereotype map:

Western Canada: Team players, dependable, fearless
Canadians Prairies: Imposing, willfull, nasty
Ontario: Well-rounded, leaders
Quebec: Skilful, slippery
Atlantic Canada: ...tempestuous? (Crosby? Marchand? idk lol)

USA: Relentless, one-man armies
Finland: Gritty, aggressive, speedy
Sweden: Smart, responsible
Russia: Smooth, flashy
Czech Republic/Slovakia: Efficient, commendable

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12-04-2012, 03:13 AM
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Canadians - tough as nails - ready to fight
Finns - always give it all
USA - in general a very high skill level but sometimes lack a little heart
other - wrong game

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12-04-2012, 05:46 AM
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In Soviet Russia, they make hockey outta you!
And that's the truth! Not only were they of another breed then todays russian players, they also had very good chemistry which is they biggest reason why they could compete with Canada back in the day.

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Swiss goalies are made of cheese.
Except when they play Canada at Olympics

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