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Group B • Dec. 26 • Slovakia 2, Russia 3 (OT)

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12-26-2012, 10:07 AM
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Russia look really bad defensive wise.
Really? I can't remember Slovakia getting a scoring chance.

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TSN "forgets" to mention Grigorenko had mono.

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Really? I can't remember Slovakia getting a scoring chance.
Only caught a few glimpses here and then so probably only seen them at their worst but Slovakia seemed to be able to just slip through and Russia were unable to clear it. Slovakia should work on their finishing.

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Slovakian players working better as team than Czechs showed.
They have less players from CHL, isn't reason why ?

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TSN "forgets" to mention Grigorenko had mono.
I believe he was suffering from enigmatitis. A very serious condition often caught by European hockey players who come to North America with no immunity.

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jesus christ slovakia

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That's an easy goal. Nice finish though.

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12-26-2012, 10:13 AM
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Slovakian players working better as team than Czechs showed.
They have less players from CHL, isn't reason why ?
I donīt think it has anything to do with CHL, honestly. I think itīs more that the Slovaks are aware of how much inferior they are compared to their opponents and therefore they realize playing as a team is their only option. I donīt think that the Czech players see themselves this way. Also I think that it is Bokrošī signature.
Last years Slovak team had 8 NA players and still had a pretty good team spirit under Bokroš.

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Frankly, I can see why Swiss gave this Russian team run for their money couple of days ago.

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I think itīs more that the Slovaks are aware of how much inferior they are compared to their opponents and therefore they realize playing as a team is their only option.
It's a very good point.

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Frankly, I can see why Swiss gave this Russian team run for their money couple of days ago.
Yeah i`ll have to agree,russians are very underwhelming

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3 2 on 1s on one shift... wow.

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Frankly, I can see why Swiss gave this Russian team run for their money couple of days ago.
cause the game had no meaning?

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3 2 on 1s on one shift... wow.
Poor decision making on both too

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I bet some of our Canadian friends loe the "hockey is our/russian game" posters

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good that we are winning, but Russians have been pretty wasteful with their chances

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Russia seem very poor going forward and only able to take advantage of taking mistakes rather than creating there own.

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I bet some of our Canadian friends loe the "hockey is our/russian game" posters
hockey - Canadian game, but Russian amusement!

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