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05-19-2012, 08:48 AM
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Who are your scape goats?

Who are the players from your nation who screwed your chances over by severely underperforming or simply playing as bad as expected?

For Sweden, Fasth and Hedman were incredibly bad all through the tournament.

Other players looked totally out of gas and out of it (Silfverberg, Kronwall etc.), but those two were embarrassing to see.

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05-19-2012, 08:50 AM
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Who are the players from your nation who screwed your chances over by severely underperforming or simply playing as bad as expected?

For Sweden, Fasth and Hedman were incredibly bad all through the tournament.

Other players looked totally out of gas and out of it (Silfverberg, Kronwall etc.), but those two were embarrassing to see.
For Finland definitely the whole 2nd line. Granlund - Immonen -Pesonen


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used to be Nedved, not anymore. Now it's Miroslav Blatak. 2 years ago he was one of the best D-men in Europe. Now he's just miserable in his own zone. But there is still hope he'll pick it up today

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used to be Nedved, not anymore. Now it's Miroslav Blatak. 2 years ago he was one of the best D-men in Europe. Now he's just miserable in his own zone. But there is still hope he'll pick it up today
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For Finland Jarkko Immonen AINEC.
Last year's maybe best forward and leader of the Pesonen-Immonen-Granlund line.
This year... just absolute garbage.

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sorry, I didn't realize it's only for teams out

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sorry, I didn't realize it's only for teams out
Hehe... You'll be in the final a few hours from now - and through that jinx you can be sure that Blatak will have a monster game and win you the gold.

That's how it works

Btw, your 63 year old Nedved outskated our young kids who looked totally out of gas from game one.

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For Finland Jarkko Immonen AINEC.
Last year's maybe best forward and leader of the Pesonen-Immonen-Granlund line.
This year... just absolute garbage.
Agree. Could say that the PIG line as a whole. Thankfully our other lines stepped up.

It's really weird how that line ended being seeing how they played the first two games and games just before tournament. I thought that line was going to be solid like last year.

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2nd line, Pesonen - Immonen were awful, and made Mikke awful too from time to time.

Still, I think we've played pretty well overall.

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Who are the players from your nation who screwed your chances over by severely underperforming or simply playing as bad as expected?

For Sweden, Fasth and Hedman were incredibly bad all through the tournament.

Other players looked totally out of gas and out of it (Silfverberg, Kronwall etc.), but those two were embarrassing to see.
I seen Hedman play, and he was terrible compared to his play in the NHL. Do not know if he was injured. He looked good in the NHL when I saw him play in person. For Canada, Getzlaf's penalty was justified, and was invisible in the last game he played, so he gets that honour.

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For Finland, Malkin

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For Finland, Malkin


Definetly Vehanen and PIG-line

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Not a player, but besides Fasth and especially Hedman, Mårts and his crew has to get a lot of the blame, I think. Worst championship in 12 years with a team that should have put up a good fight in an Olympic Tournament? Simply not good enough.

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Finnish goalies and 2nd line. The goalies weren't that good at all. Vehanen had good percentage because he only played few games against weaker teams. Lehtonen let 10 goals in 2 games, he plays in NHL so he should know how to play against Americans.

2nd line did horribly early, I think MG's goal might boost their morale in the bronze game, let's hope.

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It's really weird how that line ended being seeing how they played the first two games and games just before tournament. I thought that line was going to be solid like last year.
Every player from that line had a terrible spring season so it's no wonder they weren't as good as 2011. Granlund was overplayed and overhyped, Immonen had a bad season in KHL and Pesonen was a shadow of himself after he failed the try-out with Winnipeg.

Our coach was too stubborn to keep that line together although they showed brief glimpses of brilliance at the beginning of the tournament.

edit: But no scapegoats againts Russia. Their talent was so much more than we could handle that it'd be foolish to pick on individuals.

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For Finland definitely the whole 2nd line. Granlund - Immonen -Pesonen
This.

And the whole D except Väänänen-Järvinen.

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Fleury really screwed us over

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Finnish goalies and 2nd line. The goalies weren't that good at all. Vehanen had good percentage because he only played few games against weaker teams. Lehtonen let 10 goals in 2 games, he plays in NHL so he should know how to play against Americans.

2nd line did horribly early, I think MG's goal might boost their morale in the bronze game, let's hope.
That is why they should have called Rinne after Nashville was eliminated. Do not know why they refused to call him and cut one of their goalies.

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Definetly Vehanen and PIG-line
I don't believe it was Vehanen's fault. Perhaps the 6th goal but they already stopped playing before.

Edit: BTW Humppa FTW

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For Denmark...overall lack of defence, lousy PP and coaching for keeping lines that obviously don't work at all. Eller as center, not on wing, please coach Bäckman. Listing the bad would talk a long time.
So no specifik person but overall bad team and coaching effort.

I guess only PK was positive (well we do have Frans Nielsen) lol
Amazingly our 4'th line actually ended up on +....they didn't play a lot, but at least they knew their limitations and fought hard defensively.

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I just realized we had two even bigger pieces of crap than Hedman and fasth (no matter how unbelievable as that sounds), those are the twin sisters - the Sedin's.

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I just realized we had two even bigger pieces of crap than Hedman and fasth (no matter how unbelievable as that sounds), those are the twin sisters - the Sedin's.
Why is that? Are they not liked in Sweden?

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