Are you surprised? The Russia games will do well, Russia V Canada was sold out last week from what I have read. 3,600 for the Canada Vs Germany game was not bad although most of the fans appeared in the third period.
I wish everyone was healthy for Sweden's back-end. It would have made Sweden phenomenal defensively. Wikstrand is their number 1 I'm assuming? To think he'd be the 4th best defender with Klefbolm, Brodin and Lindholm healthy would have been a treat to see the depth.
He wasn't bad. I thought he was one of their best players. But NHL vet in a playoff game good? No way.
Originally Posted by Dosing
How would you notice with all your focus on forsberg? )
Ahahaha. Well my attention would perk up every time Rakell and Karlsson would hit the ice in hopes that they'd score but they can't even get the puck because Forsberg loses it every time he touches it.
No Swede was more annoying to watch than Forsberg. Get it together man.
Yes, i never really understood the hype he got last year. Great attitude and always willing to give his best but jesus christ hes giving the puck away atleast one time every shift. Also trying fancy stuff and blindpasses.
Vikstrand with double assists. Looking good out there even though we lost four defensemen. No problem with that, just time for the other guys to step their game up.
Czech is better than ever and a 2 goal lead is very nice atm. Just look at their roster with Vrana,Jaskin,Hertl,Musil and Frk. World class prospects.
The first line in Sweden is creating chances, playing very aggressive and stealing lots of pucks... however both Forsberg and Rakell are giving away the puck aswell. Karlsson has been pretty invisible so far. They need to pot a goal in this game for sure. Forsberg has all the tools.. just shoot the damn puck lol.
I predict Karlsson will continue to look rather invisible on that line the way Rakell and Forsberg dangles and hogs the puck. Honestly, they might aswell put Rask on that line and play Karlsson with others to spread the scoring threats around.
You can tell Forsberg has very high end ability. Of course he's been very inefficient (still fun to watch), but the ability is there. Always thought the same about Rakell when i see him ; very good hands, but sometimes can be a turnover machine and does too much.
Czechs puck moving ability on the back end looks dreadful. You can see the difference in the teams ability on the puck. Sweden can handle it in their own zone and can basically break into the offensive zone every time. Czechs can do niether apparently.