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05-20-2012, 04:51 PM
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Tournament All-Star Team & Awards

Goalie:

Jan Laco (Slovakia)

Defense

Zdeno Chara (Slovakia) Ilya Nikulin (Russia)

Forwards

Evgeni Malkin (Russia) Henrik Zetterberg (Sweden) Patrick Thoresen (Norway)

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05-20-2012, 04:53 PM
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I thought Popov should be there in place of Zätta, but then Thoresen and Popov play the same position...

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Without doubt the best players this tournament. Total dominance from their side. Canada can only dream for players that

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Without doubt the best players this tournament. Total dominance from their side. Canada can only dream for players that
Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?

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Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?
Obviously i am disspointed. But i dont feel there is no need to dwell myself with that, it rather do something fun

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Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?
Because it's fun to mess with Canadians and you are always getting really defensive

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Why didn't Varly win? He didn't lose a game and had a better save % and goals against than Laco

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I thought Popov should be there in place of Zätta, but then Thoresen and Popov play the same position...
Zetterberg had 15 points in 8 games, why wouldn't he deserve it.

Its an individual honor not a team one.

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Why didn't Varly win? He didn't lose a game and had a better save % and goals against than Laco
Probably because he faced far less shots. And I think they voted before the finals.

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I thought that Sekera/Holös maybe deserved to be there, but I don't disagree with either Chara or Nikulin. Faulk was good, too. These three forwards stood out, no doubt about that. Laco/Varlamov toss-up. In the end Laco deserved it for putting up equally good numbers in front of a worse team, and a heavy workload.

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Logical choices.

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IMO varly was a lil bit better then laco. laco brouth slovakia to the final but in the most important game of the tourney he was not really like an all star (5 goals against is a lot). but its okay - 1 slovak has to be an all star. great tournament!!! gratulations for the 2nd place you guys played an unbelieveable tournament!!!!

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Goalie:
Jan Laco (Slovakia)

Defense
Zdeno Chara (Slovakia) Ilya Nikulin (Russia)

Forwards
Evgeni Malkin (Russia) Henrik Zetterberg (Sweden) Patrick Thoresen (Norway)
I would pick the same guys except Laco.

Varlamov was the best goalie.

My 2nd All-Stars:

Jan Laco
Duncan Keith - Justin Faulk
Loui Eriksson - Mikko Koivu - Ales Hemsky

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Glad that I called it from the beginning but Russia were on a different level to everyone else and once Canada and USA were eliminated, albeit earlier than people predicted, Russia had it in the bag.

Malkin was on fire.

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I thought that Sekera/Holös maybe deserved to be there, but I don't disagree with either Chara or Nikulin. Faulk was good, too. These three forwards stood out, no doubt about that. Laco/Varlamov toss-up. In the end Laco deserved it for putting up equally good numbers in front of a worse team, and a heavy workload.
I also think Holøs deserved it. He was a huge contributor to Norway in this tournament. But as you say its not like Chara or Nikulin didn't deserve it. A good selection, and fun to see a norwegian on the allstar team I have to be honest and say that I didn't expect that, because he is from a small hockeynation. But im thrilled that he was picked

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Because it's fun to mess with Canadians and you are always getting really defensive
Trolling is not fun.

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On the big ice, Nikulin is a top20 defenseman in the world.

He hasn't really proven himself on the NHL ice though.

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I thought Popov should be there in place of Zätta, but then Thoresen and Popov play the same position...
Zetterberg and Malkin too? Malkin is listed as wing here, so they easily could have pushed Popov into it if they wanted to.

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How was Duncan Keith not selected? Lead team Canada in scoring and ice-time, lead the tournament in defensemen scoring and was among the leaders in +/-.

Doesn't seem to make any sense.

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How was Duncan Keith not selected? Lead team Canada in scoring and ice-time, lead the tournament in defensemen scoring and was among the leaders in +/-.

Doesn't seem to make any sense.
tough to stick in a quarterfinals loser when you have two captains of two best teams in the tourney both being also absolute defensive powerhouses.

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tough to stick in a quarterfinals loser when you have two captains of two best teams in the tourney both being also absolute defensive powerhouses.
Exactly. I thought Jack Johnson and Keith both had good tournaments, but in the end it has to go to Chara and Nikulin. It is an individual award, but you can't ignore what their teams accomplished....this is especially true for defensemen imo.

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Why don't you worry about Sweden's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?


Why don't you worry about Canada's exit despite having so many quality NHL players?

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crosby > malkin...

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crosby > malkin...

Don Cherry, is it you?

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