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05-17-2012, 03:36 PM
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Czech's move on. Frolik was all over the place but couldn't finish, including a breakaway from the blue line.

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05-18-2012, 03:03 AM
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I'll defend Q for a long time, and i'll take Kitchen over Haviland any day of the week.

..and again, no one cares about the worlds in Canada, and neither do the palyers apparently.
Kitchen over Haviland? Like Emery is an elite backup? like the WHC is not interesting?

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Canada is ranked #4 in the IIHF rankings and will probably have a lower rank now that they lost in the QF at this stupid tournament again.

They put way too much stock in this tournament for their rankings. Canada should be #1 without any arguement.
If it's easy to win and such a bad tourney, why don't they win it more often? Players care. Why did players like Keith, Sharp, Perry, Getzlaf or Phaneuf accepted the inviation to play for their country? They all have their contracts and are old enough to say no to this - they didn't

everybody knows that his years WHC will be the most important for the next olympics. Why don't they even care for 1 year?

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2 out of the last 3 Olympics were won by Canada, I don't see how any of those countries come close.
2 out of the last 15 Olympics were won by Canada

Arrogant post is arrogant. Sweden or Russia can beat Canada

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05-18-2012, 03:06 AM
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Doesn't it have to do with seedings in the Olympics? You know, the only IIHF tournament Canadians care about?

The WHC should have about 5% weight to the ranking system.
Why? Because Canadians don't care about it?

It's the 2nd largest tournament the IIHF has after the Olympics. Except it happens every year, and the Olympics once ever four years. It makes perfect sense for them to give it a lot of weight in their rankings. Besides, the results are get weighted down every year, so come 2014, the results of this year's WHC will have only 50% of the weight on the rankings as they do now.

If you really don't care about it, then don't complain about it.

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05-18-2012, 03:15 AM
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Why? Because Canadians don't care about it?

It's the 2nd largest tournament the IIHF has after the Olympics. Except it happens every year, and the Olympics once ever four years. It makes perfect sense for them to give it a lot of weight in their rankings. Besides, the results are get weighted down every year, so come 2014, the results of this year's WHC will have only 50% of the weight on the rankings as they do now.

If you really don't care about it, then don't complain about it.
It's all over the news that Canada lost against Slovakia...and cue the complaining that our "best team" wasn't there not to mention all the hair pulling about the fact we keep on losing at world juniors.

despite all the insisting that the tournament meant nothing to canada the press is committed to "let's whine about canada not owning a tournament we would never possibly win" mode.

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05-18-2012, 09:11 AM
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Kitchen over Haviland? Like Emery is an elite backup? like the WHC is not interesting?
Yes ... never said he was elite ... and yes.


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If it's easy to win and such a bad tourney, why don't they win it more often? Players care. Why did players like Keith, Sharp, Perry, Getzlaf or Phaneuf accepted the inviation to play for their country? They all have their contracts and are old enough to say no to this - they didn't

everybody knows that his years WHC will be the most important for the next olympics. Why don't they even care for 1 year?
When did I say it was easy? It's not easy when you send your D team to the WHC. Players go there because it gives them a chance to play meaningless hockey in Europe where they can enjoy themselves more than they would in the SC playoffs.

That's where the problem lies, this tournament should have zero meaning towards the Olympics. It has nothing to do with it, Canadas team at the WHC isn't even close to the quality of hockey players that we would send to the Olympics.



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2 out of the last 15 Olympics were won by Canada

Arrogant post is arrogant. Sweden or Russia can beat Canada
Sure, those teams could beat Canada, but Canada is the favourites for a reason, not 4th - 7th place. The rankings should be based of of the favourites, not what you did in a meaningless tournament.

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05-18-2012, 03:28 PM
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why do you care and talk about it when it's meaningless? Infact, it's not meaningless. It sets the rankings and who will play in the olympics.

and no, it's not the D team...

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Frolik scored...

right now, Slovaks lead against the Czechs 3-1

Russia in the final. They beat the fins 6-2

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Czech beat the Fins today so Frolik gets a bronze.

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finals started and Chara scored the 1st goal

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