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With 2 more roster additions, is it true to say Russia sealed gold?

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05-13-2012, 01:59 PM
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With 2 more roster additions, is it true to say Russia sealed gold?

Now, considering the high powered reinforcement with the upcoming arrival of OV and Syomin, and the impressive display this far by Malkin, does any other team stand chance?

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Now, considering the high powered reinforcement with the upcoming arrival of OV and Syomin, and the impressive display this far by Malkin, does any other team stand chance?


You serious?

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I'n not good at trolling, I'm dead serious. On paper our team is by far the best. Just interested whether #8 and #28 will contribute.

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The way those two have played recently, the gold is far from sealed.

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Yes Russia will win now. Might as well hand them the gold right now.

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I'n not good at trolling, I'm dead serious. On paper our team is by far the best. Just interested whether #8 and #28 will contribute.
... I'm speechless. Man, get off the boards and stop embarassing Russians.

It's sports, saying **** like that is the stupidest thing ever. It's also arrogant and disrespectful towards others. Sure we have a good team, but so do other countries.

This thread should be closed

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Yeah, we all know how well just handing teams stuff generally works out.

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Adding these two guys could end up hurting the team, not helping them...

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I do not want to see either Ov or Syomin, espcially the latter.

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Was the Russian team looking interested and competing hard? Semin at least should be able to remedy that part of their game.

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It's sports, saying **** like that is the stupidest thing ever. It's also arrogant and disrespectful towards others. Sure we have a good team, but so do other countries
These boards has seen threads that were actually downright stupid. This one isn't. Well if you don't like it, just ignore it. What i was asking is, whether the addition of two top Capitals will enhance Team Russia's performance.

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OP = failure.

I'm sorry to the Russian posters on these boards who don't share the same views as the individual who made this thread, as this is no reflection on them.

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I think it is fair to call them gold medal favorites.

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I don't think the victory against Sweden was as important as you'd like to make it, sure, Malkin put off a hell of a show, but Sweden played horribly as well in the second half of the game. I think gaining two players like Ovechkin and Semin might prove to be not only good, will Ovechkin really settle for "second fiddle" behind Malkin? I wouldn't think so, he's the Capitals captain and wants to come there to show off, and that might coincide badly with Malkin's current status in the team. Then there's the question of the russian defense and the lack of Kalinin in the quarterfinals.

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These boards has seen threads that were actually downright stupid. This one isn't. Well if you don't like it, just ignore it. What i was asking is, whether the addition of two top Capitals will enhance Team Russia's performance.
Eh no that wasnt what you were asking.

To anwer this question; I guess it should make Russia performance enhanced, though I haven't followed Russia enough to tell for sure, I mean it COULD be that Russias chemistry between players might get disrupted a bit, if they going to fit in two more forwards. Ovy and Semins talent should make up for that, but It so hard to tell in before hand. We will all see what will happen soon enough.

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They are one of the best teams on paper. This seals nothing.

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All i have to say is that preliminary round means little, best team on paper means little. There is countless examples, Canada usually qualifies for both. Sweden had 3-4 Belarus despite cruising through group play etc etc.

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adding Ovechkin to the team will cause troubles...each year Russian team was full of big names and everybody was playing on their "own shirt"...now they have that chemistry which is needed and a star who bear the team on his back...they are playing like a team...i wouldnt change anything on this...

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Yes. The best team on paper always wins.

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Yes Russia will win now. Might as well hand them the gold right now.
Just what i thought when i read the title.

OnT; Leave the self-hype to the ones that does it best, the Fins

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I think the Amercan, Swedish, and Canadian defense is better. To be the best team on paper, you have to have the great goaltending, offense, and defense. The answer is no. I think the Russians have a very good team, but I wouldn't say there is a single "favorite" in this tournament.

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You realize Russia is up against Norway in quarterfinal?

Their journey ends there

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You realize Russia is up against Norway in quarterfinal?

Their journey ends there
Patrick Thoresen says NO!


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Norway is on fire so

Norway 24:5 Russia...

history will be made

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I doubt they can stop a true offensive powerhouse like Norway with their D.

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