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01-05-2013, 07:45 PM
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Rakell wasn't bad, he was just not as good as expected. The fact that Ronnberg put him out there for a long, long shift when Sweden desperately tried to tie the game at the end should tell you something.

A WJC tournament is a short sample size, and I don't think you can write his whole season off as a dissappointment, especially if your not even watching the OHL. His teammates and former first rounders Tom Wilson (although a year younger) and Stefan Noesen aren't producing any better numbers.

Rakell was underwhelming but still had six assists in the tournament. Imagine if he was on his game...


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01-05-2013, 08:01 PM
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I don't understand how Forsberg made the tournament all star team. I did miss 2 of Sweden's games but in the games I saw he was constantly turning the puck over and making poor decisions.

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You make some good points and of couse Im not saying you´re wrong. But if I should sum up my thoughts of the wjc, I would say it was a great team performance that lacked that "star-finish".
Just wanted to say I thought you were stating a fair argument as well. Expectations certainly are expected to be different between individuals, so I can't expect everyone to be entirely in line with me. But I'm happy that you can see what I meant.

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Anyone notice Rakell throw his stick at the end? Even if Trocheck missed that would've been an automatic goal. And he's the one that turned it over for the empty netter chance if I saw the highlights correctly.
Yeah, I saw that, and wasn't too happy with it. Then again, I have to remind myself what kind of situation he was in. He just gave up the puck to seal his country's fate in a world championship final - the amount of frustration tied to that is really hard to imagine. He obviously couldn't change everything, and it wasn't a smart thing to do in any way, but at that age, if that was the worst decision I made, I would be quite a bit further than I am today, I suppose. I can't blame him too much for that situation being overwhelming to him.

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I don't understand how Forsberg made the tournament all star team. I did miss 2 of Sweden's games but in the games I saw he was constantly turning the puck over and making poor decisions.
I dont understand either.. its disgusting IMO.

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01-06-2013, 12:36 AM
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Rakell was underwhelming but still had sex assists in the tournament.
Kinky.

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So Gibson has dominated every level of competition, and he's still not good enough to be in HF's top 50 I think his accomplishments have surpassed Jack Campbells now

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01-06-2013, 03:09 AM
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I don't understand how Forsberg made the tournament all star team. I did miss 2 of Sweden's games but in the games I saw he was constantly turning the puck over and making poor decisions.
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I dont understand either.. its disgusting IMO.
I think the voters felt like they had to put a Swedish forward on the all star team because they got silver.

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01-06-2013, 05:00 AM
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I think the voters felt like they had to put a Swedish forward on the all star team because they got silver.
I'd still say that Lindholm or Arvidsson would be better choices.

Speaking of which, I liked Lindholm more than Barkov during this tournament.

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Kinky.
Haha! Oops. Six = sex in Swedish.

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Wait, Grimaldi is from Rossmoor? He's a north Orange County kid? That plus Parros, I might be a Panthers fan.

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Kinky.
I guess Rakell is destined to be a wing(man).

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Wait, Grimaldi is from Rossmoor? He's a north Orange County kid? That plus Parros, I might be a Panthers fan.
I think the Panthers could be interesting this year.

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01-06-2013, 12:42 PM
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Yeah. I remember rooting for him in the draft but I didn't want Anaheim to pick him dat size.

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Gibson looks calm even when doing a team chant

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