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World Cup of Hockey Discuss international tournaments such as the World Juniors, Olympic hockey, and Ice Hockey World Championships, as they take place; or discuss past tournaments.

Group S • May 5 • Latvia 2, Russia 5

View Poll Results: Which player scores first in this game?
Datsyuk 3 12.00%
Malkin 9 36.00%
Neither one scores a goal 13 52.00%
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05-05-2012, 06:39 AM
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I hope our Latvian friendss won't be disappointed too much after a loss today. They have too much unrealistic expectations based on nothing.
I hope that too i mean it`s not like win isn`t possible but it`s unlikely

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05-05-2012, 06:50 AM
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I hope our Latvian friendss
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This might be the first time we have a more talented Defense then Offense.
lol, Malkin+Datyuk+Kuznetsov.. them alone are more than enough to easily out-talent that defense.

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Excuse me while I drool imagining what Kuznetsov can do with Datsyuk feeding him.

....don;'t think this is televised though, unfortunately, will have to wait until the "playoff" games start too see them.

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Excuse me while I drool imagining what Kuznetsov can do with Datsyuk feeding him.

....don;'t think this is televised though, unfortunately, will have to wait until the "playoff" games start too see them.
http://www.youtube.com/user/2ndvenue2

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Losing is for losers.

In order to have better chances at the play-off round, we must finish at the top of the group. Playing against Sweden or Russia in the QFs would be very tough.
You're right loosing is for losers and that's what Team Latvia was doing pretty much every single tournament. So I wouldn't be that optimistic saying victory is a must. We can win but chances are meh.

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05-05-2012, 07:56 AM
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5-2 russia

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Russia: Datsyuk 2, Kuznetsov, Perezhogin and Tereshchenko
Latvia: Bukarts, Rēdlihs

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05-05-2012, 07:58 AM
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You're right loosing is for losers and that's what Team Latvia was doing pretty much every single tournament. So I wouldn't be that optimistic saying victory is a must. We can win but chances are meh.
Thank god you're not one of the Latvian players.

We've got a win and a loss against Russia this year. The total record against Russia in the Elite division is 2 wins/2 losses. So I'm not sure what you're talking about.

And, no, victory is not a must, fighting for victory is a must. If we will lay on the ice before pucks like Skrastiņš did, if we'll fight like a team, not letting the Russkies breathe, we will be victorious, no matter the result.

As for our Asian friend from Kemerovo, I'd advise you to prepare yourself for a little surprise.

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05-05-2012, 08:42 AM
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As for our Asian friend from Kemerovo, I'd advise you to prepare yourself for a little surprise.
Woo, someone knows where Kemerovo is!
I'd surely appreciate a good effort and a hard clean game from your team, and I expect this.

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05-05-2012, 09:21 AM
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Why are Russians diving?

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05-05-2012, 09:25 AM
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Why are Russians diving?
That was an obvious penalty. What does a player need to do for you to call it a trip? Kneeing major?
edit: Ha, I guess Nikitin's penalty was as clear as it gets for you and not nearly a dive?

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LAT-VI-A! Close one!

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05-05-2012, 09:29 AM
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That was an obvious penalty. What does a player need to do for you to call it a trip? Kneeing major?
edit: Ha, I guess Nikitin's penalty was as clear as it gets for you and not nearly a dive?
Wasn't intentional though.

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I love how Latvia is playing, so far the game looks very equal...
Beautiful chance by Miķelis!

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awful Nikitin, great move by Mikelis

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Goaaallllll!!!!!!! Latvija 1:0

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Goal lat

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Nikitin is just awful, he is much worse on big ice. Always late to the play, bad on 1-on-1s, stupid penalties.
Oh look what a softie by Varly.

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"It's a goal-ah! It's a goal-ah! On the rink-ah!"

I think these guys are trying to call the play-by-play by watching only the video stream. The video started getting all choppy, and he actually stopped talking.


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wow how weak goal, Varlamovs fault

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So Indrasis keep surprising even the latvians.

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That was a freak goal.

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The Latvian coach looks familiar, doesn't he used to coach in the NHL? I can't remember where...

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