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QPO • Feb. 18 • Slovenia vs. Austria

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02-18-2014, 03:05 AM
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Kopi's dad is one hell of a coach.

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Austria is doomed. What the hell's up with this team? Nerves or is Slovenia really that much better?
I think Slovenian Ds are just that much better. Austrian Ds are a bunch of pylons, almost all of them. They are objectively terrible.

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02-18-2014, 03:06 AM
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Would the team be a medal contender if Austria-Hungary stayed together? Basically a Czechoslovakian team with addition of Kopitar, Grabner and Vanek.
I think they would be solid, they would probably be top 6 and knocking on the door for the qualification bye. Not as deep on D but a good top pairing and they would have an all NHL-capable forward corps and NHL starting goaltending.

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02-18-2014, 03:07 AM
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The first one, Step.

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Nice broken stick placement, Kopitar

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What a shame... do they even try? I'm so frustrated now...
Where can i get a slovenian citizenship?
Go Slovenia, you deserve it!

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It's gonna be interesting how will our national (SLO) tv handle the switching between women's GS and this game. We have a legitimate chance for gold medal, but I feel this game is kind of the same magnitude for our sport. I mean, Maze has already won one gold, but this game is probably once in a lifetime.
Looks like the GS round 2 is delayed for snowy weather so maybe your TV won't have to decide between Maze and hockey.

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02-18-2014, 03:08 AM
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The first one, Step.
Thank you. Someone tell Jim Hughson of the CBC lol

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If Slovenia manages to get into the QF, which it looks like it can do, is a damn impressive feat considering the small pool of players they have at their disposal.

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02-18-2014, 03:09 AM
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Kristan plays like an NHL golie.

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I fear this Slovenian team. If Sweden isn't taking them seriously it'll be another humiliating early exit.
Come on men, be serious. If your team losses against slovenia, then hockey in Sweden should be disbanded forever.

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Wow, another good save.

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What a huge save!!!!

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I can imagine the entire town of Jesenice having gathered in front of a tv, watching the game. Impressive.

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Nice stop by Kristan.

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Congrats to Slovenia on what is looking like a likely Top 8 finish! Much better than anyone could have ever expected. Here's to a crazy upset against the Swedes.

As for the Austrians, I suggest you go re-conquer Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia to form a powerhouse Team Austria-Hungaria Empire.

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Can somebody tell me what's proper?

Is it slov-ee-nia?
Is it slov-ay-nia?


I've said the former my whole life. Have I been wrong? BBC says ee-nia but the CBC says ay-nia.
I think wikipedia explains everything quite well, including an audio sample

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If Slovenia manages to get into the QF, which it looks like it can do, is a damn impressive feat considering the small pool of players they have at their disposal.
I'd love to see them medal. Not gold, obviously but that would be huge. It's been a while since there has been a good underdog story.

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02-18-2014, 03:11 AM
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Can somebody tell me what's proper?

Is it slov-ee-nia?
Is it slov-ay-nia?


I've said the former my whole life. Have I been wrong? BBC says ee-nia but the CBC says ay-nia.
The first one is closer.

SLO (North American pronounce it correctly)
V (Vanek)
E (England
N (name)
IJA (Ian)

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02-18-2014, 03:12 AM
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I think Slovenian Ds are just that much better. Austrian Ds are a bunch of pylons, almost all of them. They are objectively terrible.
This. game is over already.

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02-18-2014, 03:13 AM
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I am very impressed with the Slovenian team so far. They play a simple game with beautiful passes.

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Congrats to Slovenia on what is looking like a likely Top 8 finish! Much better than anyone could have ever expected. Here's to a crazy upset against the Swedes.

As for the Austrians, I suggest you go re-conquer Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia to form a powerhouse Team Austria-Hungaria Empire.
Are you living in stone age ? Yugoslavia doesn't exist anymore. And I think austrians would do better with better coach.

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02-18-2014, 03:13 AM
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The first one is closer.

SLO (North American pronounce it correctly)
V (Vanek)
E (England
N (name)
I (Ian)
JA (cant remeber an English Word with the same pronunciation right not but its like you see it in the American movies when they show a German speaking Ja, Ja, Ja )
lol thanks man

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